Dive in and see with sound!
Echo Earth Experience (EEE) is a virtual reality (VR) experience, which aims to simulate how marine mammals use echolocation to navigate underwater.
In this VR endless swimmer, players transform into a baby beluga whale immersed in the deep blue Arctic learning to search for food. Make sounds to use your melon for echolocation and determine the direction of your food source.
Echo Earth was selected for exhibition at the 2017 ACCelerate Creativity and Innovation Festival at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., from October 13-15, 2017.
The festival is a celebration of creative exploration and research happening across the ACC at the nexus of science, engineering, arts and design (SEAD). It is an opportunity for all ACC schools to showcase their work to each other, potential ACC students and their parents, alumni, companies, legislators, and invited guests from the nation’s capital.
EEE was conceived and originally created during the 2017 Global Game Jam at the University of Miami jam site by a team of UM faculty, students, and Miami locals. EEE was built in Unity for Samsung Gear VR.