Date of Award

5-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Committee Member

Professor David Donar, Committee Chair

Committee Member

Dr. Eric Patterson

Committee Member

Dr. Victor Zordan

Abstract

Journey to Proxima Centauri is an immersive VR experience where the user takes on the role of a special operative sent to uncover the mystery of the missing androids. The experience design is inspired by Disney Imagineering, and the experience story is inspired by the early 20th century adventures of Ernest Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic journey. We explore what it means to be human and what the value of life is through immersive storytelling. The production of this experience spanned over 9 months and involved the talents of 18 people. The experience was built in Unreal Engine and uses a custom-designed motion platform.

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