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Olfactory VR : Summer 2017
A CONVERSATION WITH THE DEVS
Virtual reality is an incredible beast when it comes to ultimate player immersion - for sight and sound, that is. I got the chance to work on a team that sought to add smell to that equation.
Eden was produced Summer 2017 by the Emergent Media Center at Champlain College in a partnership with Alice and the Magician, a local aromatic apothecary. I was brought on as the Narrative Designer after the team had already decided on a location, look and feel to the game. Eden was initially concepted as an "experience," but with my insistence we transformed it into a full mystery narrative. The entire experience is told through environmental storytelling, per the restrictions of the medium and our art budget.
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