Climate Change Pinball is a volumetric mixed-reality experience on climate adaptation and resilience.
August 2019 - December 2020
"Climate Change Pinball" offers an exciting XR experience that redefines traditional pinball by weaving in climate adaptation and resilience. To win, players must navigate the consequences of environmental negligence and embrace the benefits of environmental care. This immersive game encourages global collaboration to combat climate change, challenging players to never drop the ball on the environment.
"Climate Change Pinball" was part of a larger initiative to explore the possibilities of volumetric imaging. It aimed to make volumetric formats accessible through software and hardware exploration. The project involved testing various methods for capturing and displaying 3D content, including 3D scanning and photogrammetry. Multiple hardware solutions were evaluated, including Intel Realsense cameras and Azure Kinect. The project also delved into volumetric video capture for immersive experiences, like "Climate Change Pinball."
Funds from the SoC grant were dedicated to exploring the most effective ways to capture and present 3D content. This included testing methods for 3D video capture and assessing commercial software options. Hardware solutions such as Intel Realsense cameras and Azure Kinect were investigated. Additionally, a custom haptic component and controller were designed for "Climate Change Pinball" to create a tangible and engaging augmented pinball board.
Adobe After Effects
Manouj Kumar Govindaraju
Official Selection - 2020 Filmgate Interactive Media Festival