Stepstone Island
Updated 10 months ago
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Help Olly the Osprey nurture Stepstone Island back to health in this mobile fitness game! Using the health data collected by the Health app on your iPhone®, your step count and distance walked will be converted into coins and milestones. These currencies can then be used to purchase items in Olly's Outlet such as tools, plants, and landmarks. Depending on what you place onto the island, guests may visit and compliment your hard work!
Stepstone Island was created as my MFA in Interactive Media thesis project at the University of Southern California. I wanted to explore how fitness data could be integrated into an idle game like system in order to motivate players to improve their fitness habits. The game was visually inspired by the islands in the Pacific Northwest, map illustrations, and the outdoors in general. It taps into a player’s desire to clean their environment and customize their own space while improving their own physical health. Created in the Unity Game Engine for Apple iPhone devices, development of the project started in May 2017 and finished in April 2018. It is now available for free on the Apple App Store!

The Team

  • Katie Pustolski : Project Lead & Gameplay Programmer
  • Steven Sugar: Artist & Designer
  • Michelle Olson: Designer
  • Sam Celeste: Designer
  • Tom Devereaux: Sound Designer
  • Sarah Trevino: Music Composer
Katie Pustolski
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