Follow the money - Maze
Follow the money is a sleek and simple mobile VR
application. Users must navigate through a maze, collect a key,
and unlock a gate to reach the end. To move around the maze the user
rotates his head and uses his headset’s trigger to teleport via waypoints.
The waypoints are placed all around the map and do not lead the user
directly to the end of the maze. However, by following the money the
user will reach the end in just a few clicks.
Story of the process
First the maze needed to be modeled. Next was to decide the maze’s path. After a few iterations on both I arrived at a maze of moderate difficulty (1-3 minutes to complete).
User testing outcomes and iteration
Receiving user feedback was crucial to understanding
common hurdles to VR navigation. My maze is pretty simple, but poor
design initially made it a pain to play.
Lesson 1: VR noobs
Lesson 2: Where’s the gate?
Lesson 3: Didn’t follow the money
VR, in terms of adoption, is in its infancy. People don’t use it often enough to understand how to interact with objects or navigate an environment. However even with these obstacles people just love being immersed in an environment. VR is a lot like love: There is only so much one can explain through pictures and words. This project was many of my users’ first experience with VR and my first experience as a VR developer. And just like them I can’t wait to have more.