Tainted: Smell the Virtual Ghost.
Thi Ngoc Tram Nguyen
Siew Geuk Choo
Ellen Yi-Luen Do
This demonstration presents “Tainted’, a first-person 3D adventure game that enables players to experience a traditional horror folklore using visual-auditory-olfactory interactions. The system consists of a computer to play the game and a smell-emitting module that contains jasmine, pineapple, mango, and banana scents. The information provided by the additional smell stimuli delivers an immersive gaming experience by providing game narrative and signaling predefined game conditions (e.g. imminent threat). Smell stimuli may also help to enhance player’s cognition and memory, as well as to invoke emotional responses such as fear and curiosity.
Nimesha Ranasinghe, Koon Chuan Raymond Koh, Daniel Chua, Barry Chew, Yan Liangkun, Thi Ngoc Tram Nguyen, Kala Shamaiah, Siew Geuk Choo, David Tolley, Shienny Karwita, and Ellen Yi-Luen Do. 2017. Tainted: Smell the Virtual Ghost. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 266-268. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3059454.3078709