As we know, the core of pet games has been to establish an emotional relationship with its users. “How can we established an intimate relationship between virtual pet and player nowadays?” is my motivation for this AR pet game. This AR pet game is the Tamagotchi of our generation. As I imagine, this will not only have the ability of logical behaviors and actions but also have the agency to reproduce, create and express. The intelligent virtual pet of my design can produce emotion according to real-world interactions and relationships with their users. Their unique personalities will impact their decisions and behaviors similar to a living pet. 

The function I realized here is the interactions within the seasons, which generated by the realtime weather API. Based on the information of temperature and location, the appearance of the pet and environment will set up differently. (13).gif

Spring Setting (18).gif

Summer Setting (17).gif

Fall Setting (20).gif

Winter Setting

This concept map shows the differences between the classic Tamagotchi and the AR Tamagotchi of our generation. The blue part is the functions and effects I realized in this project, and it also has a lot of possibilities to play with different API in the future. 

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