Role: Game Designer

Release Date: 2020
Genres: VR, Brain Trainning (Serious Gaming)
Company: Virtuleap

Platforms: SideQuestOculus QuestOculus RiftViveportSteamPico VRAlcove VR

Virtuleap offers a library of brain training games through Enhance VR (its game distribution platform and performance tracker).
Assembly is part of that library, and was designed to train the player’s information-processing skills.
The goal of the game is to assemble sets of gears into a machine by touching them from the smallest to largest.

Cognitive Science:
The idea behind this game comes from the Trail Making Test (TMT; Reitan, 1958). Specifically, from Part A (it consists of two parts). On the TMT-A, the participants need to connect a series of circled numbers in ascending (1 > 2 > 3 > … > 25) order as fast as possible.
If the participant makes an error, the examiner will stop them and make them start from the last correct number. Part A measures exclusively information processing.


About Enhance VR:
“Enhance is a distribution platform that offers a library of VR brain training games that test and train various cognitive skills.
“Research demonstrates that VR engages multiple learning systems, which makes it more effective and natural environment for cognitive training than 2D screen-based brain training apps.
“Virtuleap combines neuroscience and virtual reality to help increase attention levels, and address cognitive illnesses, disorders, and learning challenges.
“We are working with leading institutions across the U.S. and Europe, like the VA Health Care System and the Pacific Brain Health Center, to validate their solution as an effective assessment and treatment for attention deficit and cognitive decline.”