HOTLiNE (orthographic)

An Award-Winning virtual reality game focused on the contemporary wildfire catastrophes. Hotline aims to illustrate the prevalence, the proximity, the danger, and the scale of these disastrous events.

Hotline asks players to extinguish fires, each of which is a small representational flame on a map at the continental scale. Each in-game fire corresponds with a real wildfire present in a Western section of United States. To extinguish each flame, the player must first pinpoint the location of that fire through sound alone, as each fire is preempted and accompanied by the audio of real, recorded 911 calls made to emergency services during the course of wildfires in that area. Each call is real, and becomes clearer as the user nears its source.

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