The prototype is finished, and so are we. Almost. Before releasing the prototype completely from our slippery hands we want to convey what some of our users thought about it, and what kind of experience we managed to create.
Our goal, as it turned out to be, was to create an game for those who already owned an AR Drone. An generalisation of that user was summorized in a persona early in the process. However, those users are hard to track, and is in a limited number. For us to be able to test our prototype, we turned our heads towards the regular gamer, you and I.
Our approach was to show the prototype (the video) to some people and note down their reactions, and the overall experience.
“This game looks like the first to go beyond the simple format of flying the AR drone, instead creating a full game with atmosphere and interesting puzzles.” — Female Gamer
We managed to create a game that balanced the use of augmented reality and the real world. This resulted in a game that people would want to play if they got the chance, but not for too long. Our feedback showed us that It might get a bit monotonously after a while, doing the same things over and over again.
“It’s actually a great example of AR using, and you can make it more competitive, by adding scores, and make it like a competition game for quadcopter users.” — Game Programmer
By adding a competitive mode, for example competing against scoreboards or other quadcopter users, we could improve upon our game experience. Making it more immersive. Another aspect is to add more games with a variety of gameplay, for example shooting games, precision flying, and more. However, to stay true to our concept, hence the experience we have created, we have to stay in the world of military drone-flying. This would be challenging because of our concept of using mostly sound as augmented reality. But that is a challenge we want to meet, since we are going to continue this project beyond the scope provided by the university. The wheels are spinning, and we might release this game at one point.
— Written and conducted by Marius Haugen
We would also thank all of the people that were able to take some time to watch our video. The feedback have been really good and constructive.