Virtual Footprints

Created by: OrCha

Country: VIC, Australia

VIRTUAL FOOTPRINTS is a location-based, augmented reality game that allows players to virtually plant, grow and nurture flora in the City Botanic Gardens. The intention is to playfully educate players about native flora and fauna, ultimately to emphasise the importance of caring for the environment.

How players engage or interact with the virtual plants and seeds will impact the overall health of the environment. Making harmful choices, like introducing invasive species, will increase a player’s carbon footprint and the garden will suffer; make positive, mindful choices to lower the carbon footprint score and the garden will thrive.

About the Creators

Founded during the chaos of 2020 by six highly organised MAGI (RMIT) Graduates based across Victoria, each with their own unique cultural and creative backgrounds, OrCha is a portmanteau of “Organised Chaos”.  OrCha strives to create playful, insightful and innovative interactive multimedia projects and exhibitions. We believe in critical creative thinking to push the boundaries of contemporary digital art and media. OrCha’s ‘line up’ for this event is: Libby Clarke (Liberatas) Project Director, Uyen Nguyen Co-Director and 3D Artist, Homie 3D Artist, Fabian Mora Game Developer, Sahaj Garg Game Developer and Carlo Tolentino the ‘All-Rounder.’

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