Awere is a gamified learning VR experience focused on enjoyable deep breathing and the ability to incorporate biofeedback. An abstract environment, inhabited by animated creatures, adapts and responds to each player’s breathing patterns in real-time. The player holds the Gear VR controller pressed against the belly allowing the breathing to be tracked via an accelerometer and a microphone input. The player navigates the digital environment at will and chooses whether they want to move up towards the sun or to complete the level. The soundscape is generated in real time in response to biofeedback from the player.
Awere is created by Synesthetic Echo duo (Gordey Chernyy and Maria Mishurenko), hannes bend (producer, script, voice) and Kyle Wilson (music and sound design)