Celestia is a vocal interaction game where the player guides a newborn star through the universe by singing. The player sings different pitches/notes to help the star absorb satellites and fend off treacherous threats in her journey of stellar evolution. Celestia takes a minimalist and refreshing approach to aesthetics; its innovation lies in its stunning visualization of acoustic input.
Celestia is made by a team of two students graduated from Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University.
The initial idea came to us as a scenario of someone is playing a game using only her voice, controlling the object with different features of vocal input. She immerses herself in this mysterious celestial environment which merges visual and vocal elements seamlessly. Celestia's innovation lies in its artistic visualization of acoustic input, conveying informative feedback to shape users' appreciation of their vocal quality. Additionally, Celestia is not confined to human voice, users can play instruments, such as guitar or virtual musical instrument to run the game. It encourages users to explore other musical input possibilities to control the gameplay.