This is a virtual reality (VR) chemistry game show, where players complete lab experiments to become champions of lab practice. In the game, players interact with materials that replicate the equipment and materials of a real chemistry lab, allowing them to learn and practice real lab skills in a safe environment.
The EdTech Awards 2019 from EdTech Digest named HoloLAB Champions a Cool Tool Award Winner for “Best Games for Learning / Simulation Solution.” Designed for the HTC Vive headset and hand controls, this Unity game was developed with input from high school chemistry teachers and students. It recreates real experiments with tangible interactions (like scooping, pouring, and measuring), as well as tools and machines (like goggles and a scale), in a completely immersive 3D environment. In this virtual reality game show, contestants must finish experiments safely and accurately, with guidance and witty commentary provided by the holographic hosts Earl and Meyer.
The player completes a series of mini labs that illustrate standalone basic lab skills, followed by a longer final lab where the player combines these skills to complete a full lab. There are two episodes and each is designed to last approximately 30-40 minutes. A Classroom Guide helps teachers integrate the game into their classroom and guide students through the class labs. HoloLAB Champions was created by Schell Games through support by the Institute of Education Sciences (part of the U.S. Department of Education) and the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The game launched on July 10, 2018. Learn more.