Assemblé was a VR experience created for the course Building Virtual Worlds at Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center
My Role: Experience Designer and Producer
Platform: Oculus Rift
Project Duration: 2 weeks, 2018
Team: Joey Yeo (Gameplay Programmer), Tom Du (Effects Programmer), Kristy Tsai (Environment Artist), Jinyi Ye (Character Artist)
WHAT IS ASSEMBLÉ?
Assemblé was originally designed for Round 4 of Building a Virtual World, a course offered during the introductory semester of the Masters of Entertainment Technology program in Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center. For Round 4, our team was tasked with creating a 3-5 minute interactive story that a guest could experience and play through.
My team and I developed the game over the course of two weeks, focusing initially on the experience of unpacking your stuff in a new city while feeling nostalgic about home. We eventually narrowed in on a story about an aspiring ballerina and her relationship with her mom that's communicated solely through the objects she takes out of one of her moving boxes.
You can read a little bit more about the project on the ETC website.
As the Experience Designer on the team, I wore multiple hats over the course of development. I was responsible for the overall sound design of the piece, as well as both the narrative and interactions that went into the experience.
For the sound design, I either created or edited all of the sounds within the experience. This ranged from the sound effects heard throughout the experience, as well as the background music (arranged a cover of "Broken Moon" from the Touhou Project for music box and piano).
Additionally, as I was in charge of recording the dialogue for the experience, I was also tasked with writing the narrative/script for our experience, which I did in collaboration with our two principal voice actresses.
My duties as Producer for Assemblé lay primarily in the logistical realm, arranging team and Scrum stand-up meetings and making sure that the internal deadlines that we had set for certain assets and set-pieces to be completed were done.
Courtesy of Tom Du