Delivered: January 2017
Platform: Oculus Rift + Touch Controllers
Accenture is a global management consulting and professional services company that provides strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations services.
Spearhead Interactive worked with Accenture as Technology sponsors to create and deliver a Mixed Reality experience for the 2017 RBS 6 Nations Rugby tournament.
Using a camera and green-screen technology we were able to place the user within the world for other guests and VIPs to watch through external monitors.
Four- Part Experience:
Users are eased into the experience through an interactive tutorial introducing them to the core mechanic of the experience; picking up and throwing a rugby ball.
This is completed using the Oculus Touch controllers; using one hand to pick up and throw, and the other to point and aim.
After mastering the core mechanic, we wanted the user to feel a sense of empowerment within the virtual world.
To achieve this we use a gesture command to raise the stadium up from the ground, with users lifting their hands, palms upwards to activate the functionality.
The core of the experience is the analytics system, enabling the user to view information on a range of statistics.
This is achieved by throwing the ball, first to a player and then knocking down a target corresponding to the relevant information.
In order to finish on a high, users are prompted to press a red button once they have finished viewing the analytics. This launches a mini-game where users have to catch rugby balls as they rain from the sky.
A scoring system is in place to provide a competitive aspect to the experience, with the frantic and fun nature of the mini-game ensuring all visitors left with a smile.