Action Bear is a puzzle game set in a bankrupt 1950's toy factory where you play as an unfinished prototype trying to gather human body parts to become a person. The team of Lucas Rizzotto, Sam Barnes, Dulce Baegra, and Anselm Hook created this game in 24 hours during the MIT Media Lab Reality Virtually Hackathon. Dulce and Anselm are part of the SF based River Studios so I'm hoping to be able to demo this soon.
The hackathon was held at the MIT Media lab and was a chance for many to showcase their capabilities of VR and AR in several categories.
Category 1: Healthcare and Medicine: Allow physicians or medical administrators to improve care experiences.
Category 2: Entertainment: Make an audience member feel like they are part of the film with either virtual or augmented immersion in a story.
Category 3: Education: Provide new tools to educators to help them accelerate the learning process or to reach those who do not have traditional instructional methods available.
Category 4: Sports: Help coaches and athletes fine tune their game through the use of augmented reality, virtual reality for practice, training, or game-day play needs.
Category 5: Architecture, Engineering and Construction: Provide new tools to enhance the scope of architecture and construction in traditional methods and also immersive means for specification development of projects
Category 6: Gaming: Design, architect and develop games to be played in an AR/VR environment including scene development and game logic including single / multi-player games.
Category 7: Retail: Allows users to buy and sell goods within an AR/VR environment, potentially leveraging virtual store fronts and digital markets.
CatsAndVR.com will be looking to following up several of the winners of the MIT Hackathon and bring you the ongoing development of the projects.