ButterLabo’s VR games on display in Sports and Leisure Expo 2018

The Sports and Leisure Expo takes place this year from July 18 to 24 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where more than 160 sports and leisure brands are exhibiting their fun and creative products. 
 
ButterLabo is glad to be part of the smart play exhibition alongside other virtual reality (VR) games, drones, 3D printing products etc, supplying one of the exhibitors, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), with VR archery games. The game simulates archery settings, where users can enjoy cyber-physical and immersive game experience with the VR technology.
Other than smart play, the expo also showcases other interesting products in the themes of board games, fun and play, photography world, outdoor adventure, sports hub, health and fitness, and handicraft market. Do come and join us in the expo and enjoy some innovative games and applications!

Secondary school students sampled fascinating VR and AR in an interactive workshop

This week ButterLabo held a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) workshop for a group of 23 form 2 to form 4 secondary school students in Cyberport. In the workshop students from Cotton Spinners Association Secondary School were introduced to some of the newest VR and AR applications and games in the market and offered a site visit to the co-working space at Cyberport.
 
The students were excited to experience games and videos with equipment in the current market, including HTC Vive, Microsoft Hololens and Oculus Go. The workshop actively engaged the students in exploring the virtual gaming world, and provided them with an understanding of VR and AR. The students were deeply intrigued by the applications throughout. Hopefully there are more events like this to come!

Happy Lion Dance in Y-Care CSR Scheme Awards Ceremony organised by Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong

ButterLabo was delighted to be invited as an exhibitor in Y-Care CSR Scheme Awards Ceremony organised by Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong in 2017.

Themed “Innovative Social Services”, we demonstrated the interactive “Happy Lion Dance” game to help improve elderly people’s balance and flexibility. The game requires the elderly to perform different steps and limb movements that are typical acts in a traditional lion dance. Apart from getting the elderly to exercise more, the game introduces the silver-haired group (and other age groups) to authentic lion dancing, and the fun brought by the AR technology. 

STEM

Butter Labo now offers different packages of Augmented Reality (AR)/ Virtual Reality (VR)/ Motion tracking applications, combining creativity, technology and engineering, for students to have a taste of the process of game production and a chance to express their imagination.

This ​package includes a game (Main Dish), the corresponding hardware ​​(Desserts) and editing tools/​​ software (Drinks​​), supplemented by tutorial workshops.

What is so valuable about this STEM package is that it allows students to design the game play and coordinate the hardware and software to achieve their preferred outcomes. This gives them the freedom of making a game of their own, and the excitement of experiencing AR and VR technologies.

The Lion Man 2017

An application, called the Lion Man, aims to provide players with an experience of performing the Lion Dance movements, as well as understanding the culture of Lion Dance.


Through the game, the player will learn the basic steps and gestures of the Lion Dance. Combining the technology of Augmented Reality, the game projects the user in a lion dance costume, which allows a virtual lion to exist in the real world without users carrying the heavy lion costumes. Big icons will be displayed on the side of the screen to tell the player what gestures to perform so as to score. Those are authentic lion dance movements developed by a professional kung fu master, so the user can have a taste of real lion dancing.


A game involving body movements sure provides an immersive and interactive experience to players. While players can have fun experiencing virtual lion dancing, the application is also good to their health as they get to exercise and move their limbs a lot.

Edutainment: iPad learning Apps for Preschoolers

Features

  • Includes 10 different learning games suitable for 2-6 years old children.
  • Levels are carefully designed to suit children’s different cognitive milestones.
  • Cute characters and colourful pictures attract children to play.
  • Develops children’s ability in recognising numbers and shapes, storytelling, fine motor skills, etc.
  • Records every child’s playing performance for analysis.

Interactive Fish Pond

Butter Pond is a virtual fish pond placeable at home! In fact you can place it in any indoor space no matter how small and limited the space is, so now you can play with water and catch fish indoors anytime anywhere you want. It is one of the games in a series created for students with special educational needs. The fully immersive fish pond will engage both students with and without special educational needs in the same learning environment, for them to enjoy fish catching with their peers.

Game description:

  1. 4 players max. To collect fish from the pond
  2. Each player will be given a tool to catch fish
  3. At certain time players will be required to move and gather at a specific point, for example, the bridge
  4. Moving to a wrong position will scare the fish
  5. Team with more fish wins

Game Characteristics:

  • 4 projectors from 4 corners in order to minimise image blind spots
  • A kinect camera placed above the playground to detect the positions of players and the collection tools

Interactive Football Court

Have you ever thought of playing football on a rainy day? Are you looking for interesting games to play indoors?

This interactive football game developed by Butter Labo enables users to play football anytime anywhere they want! It is one of the games in a series created for students with special educational needs. The game provides players with interesting virtual reality experience while enabling them to play one of the most popular ball games in the world indoors!

Game Description

  1. 4 players max. To play football on a virtual football field, 2 vs 2
  2. Players should get used to controlling their avatars to block the opponent’s shot
  3. Players kick the ball into the opponent’s net to score
  4. Team with higher score in 10 min will win
  5. Payers can enjoy three game modes: free match-up, penalty shoot-out and passing training

Game Characteristics

  • 4 projectors from 4 corners in order to minimise image blind spots
  • A kinect camera placed above the playground to detect the players’ positions