Role: Game Designer, Programmer

Release Date: 2021
Genres: VR, Brain Trainning (Serious Gaming)
Company: Virtuleap

Platforms: SideQuest, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Viveport, Steam, Pico VR, Alcove VR

Gameplay Video:

About The Game:
Virtuleap offers a catalog of brain training games, through Enhance VR (its proprietary distribution platform and performance tracker), that test and train various skills.
Maestro is part of that catalog and was designed to train and assess working memory which is the ability to encode, store, and manipulate information for a short period of time.

Cognitive Science:
The inspiration for the Maestro comes directly from the “n-back assessment test , which is a gold-standard to assess working memory.
In n-back, the patient is presented with elements one at a time.
The patient needs to tell whether the element shown was the same as n elements before (n determines the number of elements that have passed).

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.”