Winners & nominees 14th IMGA

Flutter VR

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14th IMGA

New Zealand
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    About Flutter VR

    Flutter VR is a relaxing, meditative experience that a player can immerse themselves in for short gameplay periods Accessibility has been an important factor in designing the game as well as testing physical accessibility for a number of often overlooked groups Flutter VR has a unique travel aspect in that transports players to an exotic environment to explore nature based on real-life species Over five days players see the environment change from day to night and rain to sunshine as they unlock journal entries by discovering species, photograph them and immerse in the relaxing world of the rainforest.
    Explore the beauty of the rainforest as you discover real life butterfly species and meet animal friends in this relaxing VR game for Google Daydream.

    See the environment change from day to night and rain to sunshine as you meet and discover new creatures. Unlock journal entries by documenting species, photograph each new find and immerse yourself in the wondrous world of the rainforest!

    What makes my game unique?

    Flutter VR is a virtual reality game made for Google Daydream, designed specifically for accessibility and relaxation. We wanted to make something for players who are often underserved in the games industry, including women. Venture Beat featured Runaway in an article which details how we designed Flutter VR to be as accessible as possible. It is a relaxing game made for you to take you time and explore the environment respectfully. Check out more about it here! Flutter VR is a peaceful VR experience. We encourage meaningful interaction with everything in the environment, particularly in reference to the butterfly species and Capybara. The philosophy of “tend and befriend” was used to design this, waiting for the animals to come to you, rather than you working towards forcing them to come to you or have control over them in order to learn about the species. VR is an overwhelming experience for many players and can be an intimidating medium to play on, we wanted to design Flutter VR so it would not seem stressful in any way, Flutter VR at its core is about peaceful exploration. This kind of VR experience is very rare to find in the current market.

    Why could my game win an award?

    Flutter VR brings something new and unique to the virtual reality and mobile market and that is accessibility and a stress free game play experience. It is a game made for everyone, to take time for yourself and checkout from stress for a moment of relaxation. There is a Capybara in Flutter VR. How could you not be excited. We have received coverage from Gamasutra, VR Scout, Venture Beat and the Google blog. We have also had extremely positive feedback from players too! “So overwhelmingly peaceful. I will gladly keep replaying this game, just to have reason to spend time in the soul-refreshingly beautiful setting where this game takes place.” - Marc Frigon “get this game if you have Google Daydream. if you don't have Google Daydream then get Google Daydream and also get this game #TeamBarbara” - @ashleynhinton