The globally operating Geberit Group is a European leader in the field of sanitary products, with a strong local presence in most European countries. They provide unique added value in sanitary technology and bathroom ceramics.
The Group is headquartered in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland and has approximately 12,000 employees in around 50 countries.
Geberit wanted to develop a showcase interactive feature for use during conferences and events, to attract audiences to their stands and presentations. Their aim was to present a collection of Geberit tools and pipes in a fun way to encourage engagement and participation.
SneakyBox developed the Connect Pipes Virtual Reality game. The game offers an immersive and fun 5-7 minute gameplay session as well as showcasing the Geberit Mapress Tool collection. The VR Oculus Rift Controller technology which the player uses to control their role in the game is represented as a Geberit pressing tool.
The gameplay takes place in a garage-like room with an active area of ~1×1.5 meters. The player can see a bigger space, but cannot move beyond the active area. They take on the role of a plumber and need to create a trail of Mapress pipes to channel water from one point to another, connecting the pipes before the room floods. Increasing levels of difficulty provide progressively harder challenges with less time to construct the pipe trail, more points to connect and more problems to overcome.
The game has a local leaderboard system, where players can submit their score and compare their results – so it is ideal for teambuilding and training, challenges at events and ongoing engagement with customers who want to know how well they have performed.
TECHNOLOGIES AND TOOLS
Game Engine: Unity
Frameworks and libraries: Virtual Reality toolkit
IDE: Visual Studio
Other tools: Git