Goliath VR

Student Entrant 2018

FH Joanneum University of Applied Science
Wolfgang Tschauko


Goliath VR is a local multi player game that makes use of one player's real physical body to extend the level for the other player to explore. The two players are named Goliath and David and the playing experience for each of the players is completely different. Goliath controls a real time created body representation by moving his own body. David is controlled with a gamepad like in any Jump&Run game. The displayed body of Goliath can be used by David as an extension of the level. Goliath can help David to cross abysses or reach higher platforms. David is highly vulnerable to fire and other dangers so Goliath must help to protect David by warding off fireballs or lava streams. Both are locked up in a lava cave, and only by working together and collecting coins and keys they can manage to open the final door to freedom.
Goliath VR was created as part of Wolfgang Tschauko's master's thesis, dealing with body presence in VR, and has won the SAGA Audience Choice Award 2017 (Button Festival - Graz) and the Best Concept Award 2017 (ReVersed Festival - Vienna).