Because of COVID-19 we have rescoped the project down from 6 scenes (Lobby, Beach, Temple, Mountain, Garden, and Sky) to 2 scenes (Lobby and Beach). We chose the Beach scene because we had all of our assets compiled (illustrations and sound) and we had our environment mostly ready. This was also the only scene which integrated 360 video. All that was left to do was link the objects to the sounds so the user could interact with them, and the trigger mechanism was one Shiloh had already scripted. We chose to try to include the Lobby as well because it is the starting point in our game from which the user can enter the Beach scene.
Setting Up at Home
Since everyone is working from home now, the major difference is not having one unified build on the school computer and communicating via chat instead of in person. We have two team members with the Unity project set up, myself and Shiloh. My setup is not functional, however, because the edited 360 video won’t display properly (even though other footage works fine) and because I have a different headset, I can’t view the game through the headset. The communication is the biggest barrier in terms of working on the project, as none of us are online at the same time, and it’s difficult for the group to check in regularly if not everyone is active online.