Game Changer Suite / FH OÖ Campus Hagenberg, photo: Ars Electronica / Magdalena Sick-Leitner

Game Changer Suite

Game Changer Suite is a collection of multiplayer games that were developed as prototypes by students at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus.

The accent in Game Changer is on exploring cooperative and competitive game playing. The gamers moving about in Deep Space 8K are registered by means of laser tracking, which enables them to control their virtual avatars projected onto the space’s wall and floor. Getting their whole body into the swing of things, they can play out a variety of scenarios—either collaboratively or every man for himself. Originally developed as a temporary installation for the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival, Game Changer Suite is now a mainstay of the lineup in Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center.