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KVAL: BitPet - Augmented Reality Multiplayer Mobile Game

Alternative title: BitPet - Utvidet Virkelighet Flerspiller Mobilspill

Awarded: NOK 0.50 mill.

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2021 - 2021

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In BitPet, players take care of digital pets by walking them and interacting with other pets in AR. The pet's health condition depends on the activity from its user's smartphone-pedometer, thereby motivating them to be more physically active. The game will also inspire socialization as players can choose to meet other players' pets in AR, which will help them progress in the game. The qualification project has resulted in a minimal viable product that can be tested both commercially and scientifically. This allows us to explore the relationship between the gaming experience, various game mechanics, physical activity, and the virtual and real social activities promoted through the game.

The qualification project has resulted in an MVP with several game components that may motivate physical activity as well as co-located social gameplay. The effects of this are not yet manifested as the MVP has not been launched yet.

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