Lonely Mountain is a virtual reality adaptation of the movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. In this VR experience, Lonely Mountain has fallen into the claws of Smaug the Terrible. You will take the role of the Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Your mission is to find and recover the Arkenstone and unite the dwarf realms once more under the same banner to save Lonely Mountain. The scenario has Bilbo reaches the treasure room and picks up a tool to grab the Arkenstone from the claws of Smaug without waking up Smaug. This virtual reality experience asks the question of how can diegetic elements be used to show the current state of an NPC.
The Prototyping eNarrative Lab (PeN Lab) at Georgia Tech applies digital information design and interaction design principles to digital storytelling to create more complex and expressive narratives, focusing on emerging platforms like experimental television, virtual reality, and augmented reality, and on the intersection of storytelling with game design and simulation design.