Terrorarium by Stich Media, a GI Industry partner, has recently been nominated for the Best VR/AR Game by the Canadian Game Awards. We want to take a trip down memory lane to look at the great work the developers and researchers did back in 2007.
Terrorarium was the result of a collaborative effort with Stitch Media and GI researchers and was co-funded by Mitacs and SSRHC. The design process was used as a case study to further IMMERSe research topics surrounding: narratology, interactive narratives, cultural analysis of games, and innovative gameplay interactions. Contributing researchers included Dr. Adam Bradley, Dr. Judy Ehrentraut, Dr. Michael Hancock, and the GI’s Executive Director, Dr. Neil Randall.
The development of Terrorarium helped this team understand how the rhetoric of video games influence young audiences. They used a variety of literary, folkloric, and mythology theories to understand how specific actions allow players to engage with the game world. The game has gone on to be selected for the IndieCade Festival at E3 2019 and can be found on Steam. As of December 2022, it has been available to play on the TiltFive. Congratulations to the team on the recent nomination!