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Meaningful Play 2018 at Michigan State University

Game Information

TitleHoloLAB Champions
Presenter(s)Schell Games
SessionConference Reception, Game Exhibition, and Poster Session
TimeThursday, October 11, 7:00p-10:00p
LocationMSU Union Ballroom
FormatGame Exhibition
DescriptionHoloLAB Champions is a virtual reality (VR) chemistry game show, where players complete lab experiments to become champions of lab practice. In the game, players interact with materials that replicate the equipment and materials of a real chemistry lab, allowing them to learn and practice real lab skills in a safe environment. Designed for the HTC Vive headset and hand controls, this Unity game was developed with input from high school chemistry teachers and students. It recreates real experiments with tangible interactions (like scooping, pouring, and measuring), as well as tools and machines (like goggles and a scale), in a completely immersive 3D environment. In this virtual reality game show, contestants must finish experiments quickly and accurately, with guidance and witty commentary provided by the holographic hosts Earl and Meyer. HoloLAB Champions was created through support by the Institute of Education Sciences (part of the U.S. Department of Education) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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