[Kim Yoonshik] Midterm Paper

Project Title: B.E. You in V.R. (Bible Experience for You in Virtual Reality)

Keywords:
Virtual Reality

UI & UX – User Interface and User Experience

3D interactive Design

Game Logic

Storytelling

Game Art

Scenario

Player

Blender Game Engine

Xbox Kinect device

Leap Motion Sensor device

Oculus Rift Head Tracking Vision Goggle

Breakthrough

Abstract:
With the computer graphics and virtual-reality technology, now we can make a virtual world and experience it through the computer system. Using Head up Display (HUD) device such as Oculus Rift Headset and motion sensors like Kinect or Leap motion, now we can make a virtual Bible world. For example, users can explore the Creation in Genesis with visual effects in virtual reality and even can play game-like missions being a character in the Bible story. User also can experience lots of virtual tours in the Bible. I know there are audio Bibles and 3D tour programs but I believe this one is new.

Research: Tangible

As we all know, the Bible is the most popular book in the history. It is the account of God’s action in the world and his purpose with all creation. The writing of the Bible took place over sixteen centuries and is the work of over forty human authors. It is a quite amazing collection of 66 books with very different styles all containing the message God desired us to have.

While I was reading and studying Bible, I have always been thinking that the word in the Bible is too difficult to understand – it was because of interpretation (mainly too old words, especially in Korean language) so I thought it would be a great idea if we have different media of Bible so that we can understand it better.

I checked if there is a game-type 3D interactive Bible experience products. The result was I could not find any product on the market. However, media type of Bible is existed. For example,

Audio Bible – http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/audio/

Media Bible – http://www.globible.com/aninteractivebible/

Bible Board Game – http://www.familychristian.com/bible-challenge-game.html

Bible Flash Game – http://www.mybiblegames.com

It is a little different concept but I found there is Bible theme park in U.S. (http://www.holylandexperience.com) and I believe that this virtual world basis Bible experience can be very helpful with this kind of entertainment field.

 

Research: Philosophical

Article 1 :

Living the Varieties of Virtual Experience By CHRISTOPHER R. BEHA (NY Times)

 

Editing

Full Project Description

Editing

“B.E. You” is 3D game Virtual Reality UI & UX – User Interface and User Experience 3D interactive Design Game Logic Storytelling Game Art Scenario Player Blender Game Engine Xbox Kinect device Leap Motion Sensor device Oculus Rift Head Tracking Vision Goggle Breakthrough

 

Timeline of Your Tasks for Remainder of Semester

4/5 – Game Story/scenario complete

4/15 – Art / Character / Game logic complete

5/1 – 3D works with Blender Game Engine

5/8 – preparation for final presentation

5/22 – Final prototype complete

 

Description of Deliverables

My final prototype will be a playable 3D game with Blender player. I do not think I can use some kind of head-up display device such as Oculus Rift, but at least I want to make working 3D game with my own graphic images and game logic.

 

 

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3 Responses to [Kim Yoonshik] Midterm Paper

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Photo-Drama_of_Creation
    Early example of multimedia presentation of biblical account of creation by the Jehovah’s Witness using multiple projections

    http://www.precinemahistory.net/bunyanpanorama.htm
    moving panorama of “pilgrim’s progress’

  2. Here is a link for Western European Medieval Cartography depicting biblical event. This is about the Hereford Cathedral Mappa Mundi, there are many others: Search ‘blibical stories in world maps”

    http://www.herefordcathedral.org/visit-us/mappa-mundi-1

  3. Christoher Beha’s article is great but you should have included a synopsis and commentary in your own words–you have to explain why its relevant to what you are proposing even if its self-evident in the article. — please incorporate that into your Final Paper!

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