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Bridge Trek

Bridge Trek provides a safe environment to conquer gephyrophobia or acrophobia in virtual reality. The player builds their way up from the pillow padded foot bridge, to a perilous glass bridge in the sky.

I created Bridge Trek because a friend of mine confessed a crippling case of gephyrophobia (fear of bridges), so I created a VR “Bridge Simulator” where she could face her fears in a non-threatening virtual environment. The first bridge is only a foot off the ground and surrounded by pillows. Each bridge is increasingly more intimidating; rope bridges, bridges that cross fish-filled water, bridges made of glass. Gephyrophobic or not, it’s pretty intimidating, but you’re only a glance away from the safety of your living room!

If you’re a mental health professional, and you’re interested in using Bridge Trek in your work, please reach out to me, I’d love to work with you!

Bridge Trek is made in Unreal Engine 4, using the VR Expansion Plugin, the Procedural Bridges Plugin, and art assets from the UE4 Marketplace. Aside from that, I worked alone on the project and did everything from level design, to trailer editing, to build packaging.