ThingamaBOB is a game that challenges the user to create and care for a virtual companion – known as a BOB – whose characteristics are intimately connected to data collected on the user’s smartphone. In this prototype, the player hatches a BOB whose visual parameters vary based on the user’s age, height and app-usage. The player must remember to walk and feed their BOB regularly to keep it healthy.
Genre: Mixed Reality Virtual Companion
Tagline Meet BOB – a virtual companion born from your data. Hatch it, raise it, and watch it change to reflect your everyday digital actions.
Game Design: Shari Kirchner
Programming: Arthur Sliwka
3D Art: Melissa Perl
UI Art: Sky Neul Ha
Animation and Project Lead: Sam Baer