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Starshine - Therapy Game Trailer

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Published on Jan 4, 2010

Starshine, a therapeutic game for the childrens hospital in Affoltern Switzerland.

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Starshine was started during the study course of game design at the Zürich university of the arts and is now, after two long years of development in use at a childrens hospital in Switzerland.

The game uses a custom made glove controller for motion tracking of repeadetly used therapeutic exercises for patients who suffer from apoplexia, who had a stroke. This is not as uncommon for children how one might think and the rehab process is a long, painfull one.

In starshine the main goal is to guide the falling stars to their bed in the clouds before the sunrise. You do so by manipulating geometry objects that represent your left an right hand. The maniplation is done by doing exercises that would be manditory for the healing process, and therefore creating a lighter atmosphere for the patient while also disencumbering the therapist for repeating exercises and letting him focus on more difficult tasks. Kids are rewarded afterwards with a full avatar system that lets them purchase and customize their avatar with over 800 clothing options.

Many thanks go to Laura Helde for the wonderfull music in this trailer. It really gives it a lovely mood! Be sure to check her out at myspace if you like it at the following link.
myspace.com/laurahelde

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Team involved:

Bruno Meilick - Concept, programming and technology
Jeremy Spillmann - Concept, graphics and level design

Julian Kraan - Sound and additional design help
Luisa Kuenzig - Hundreds of wonderfull avatar graphics

In association with:
zHdK - Zürich university of the Arts Game Design
INI - Institute of Neuroinformatics ETH
Kispi - Childrens hospital of Affoltern am Albis

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