GARDEN FRIENDS

by ERAN HILLELI

Garden Friends is an app that blends the real world with a colorful dash of augmented reality. With art direction from Hornet director Eran Hilleli and programming from Nicole He, this AR+Voice experiment uses 3D characters and speech recognition to create a playful, personalized world in which users can either grow or destroy a virtual garden. Through the power of speech analysis, the game can pick up on what users are saying, and how they're saying it. Say nice things, the plants will grow; mean things, and they'll die. According to Eran, he had "endless fun experimenting" with this one.