ThingamaBOB (2017/2018)

 Project Type 
Second Year Collaborative Project
 Production Year 
Mixed Reality Virtual Companion
Meet BOB – a virtual companion born from your data. Hatch it, raise it, and watch it change to reflect your everyday digital actions.
Game Design: Shari Kirchner | Programming: Arthur Sliwka | 3D Art: Melissa Perl | UI Art: Sky Neul Ha | Animation and Project Lead: Sam Baer



ThingamaBOB is a game that challenges the user to create and care for a virtual companion – known as a BOB – whose characteristics are intimately connected to data collected on the user’s smartphone. In this prototype, the player hatches a BOB whose visual parameters vary based on the user’s age, height and app-usage. The player must remember to walk and feed their BOB regularly to keep it healthy.