Kaisuo

Kaisuo is a virtual reality puzzle game about opening Chinese puzzle boxes that unlock surreal worlds. Journey through a strange landscape and discover new uses for familiar objects. Slide open panels, discover secret compartments, and change the way you see the world. Use the Oculus Touch controllers to precisely interact with the world via complex puzzles and tools that deliver fine haptic feedback and alter the world at your fingertips.

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FEATURES

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    Slide and manipulate strange intricate puzzle boxes

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    Explore a gorgeous Chinese-inspired world through 360° game play

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    Precisely interact complex items and move the world at your fingertips

  • Platforms

    Kaisuo will be available on PC and Oculus Rift.

  • Background

    As a kid, my mother, a docent at the National Palace Museum, would often take me to visit the exhibits. My favorite one was the Curio Boxes owned by emperors. They’re elegantly made wooden boxes used to curate and store important and precious treasure. I wanted to create a puzzle game that would reflect sense of exploration and delight that comes with solving and discovering the compartments of a puzzle box. Thus, Kaisuo was created. In Winter 2017, with the help of a couple of friends, I successfully pitched Kaisuo (formerly known as Lantern) to the AGP (Advanced Games Project) program at USC. This gave Kaisuo the possibility to go from a brain child I’ve been keeping for almost two years to a fully-fledged game.

"Think inside the box."

MEET THE TEAM


Valerie Lin

Director

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Tristan Bridge

Designer

Sara Chen

Producer

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Sara Chen is the Producer for Kaisuo. She is currently studying, as a senior, Business Cinematic Arts. She loves cute things.

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Noah Bukhari

Engineer

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Sneha Patkar

Engineer

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Cynthia Liang

Artist

Joey Tan

2D Artist

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Adam Barnett

Composer

Eric Hsieh

Lead Designer

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Naomi Jade

Lead Producer

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When she's not making games, she's playing them. Some of her favorites include League of Legends, Witcher 3, and the Elder Scrolls series. Outside of gaming, she loves all things involving cats, food, and space.

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Michael Duan

Lead Engineer

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Jesse Warner

Engineer

Qingzhou (Steven) Tang

Lead Art

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Yimin Zhang

Artist

Aimee Zhang

2D Artist

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Kayla Behforouz

Singer

Katherine Moses

Lead Usability

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Anek (Nick) Baweja

Designer

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Kenneth Chen

Associate Producer

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As a Business Administration major with a Game Entrepreneurism minor, he loves to tell people his degree in full to sound impressive. His other favorite pastimes include producing associates and being associated with producing.

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Jason Hwang

Engineer

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Zijing Liu

Engineer

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Rena Chen

Artist

Joule Han

Artist

Thomas Kelleher

Lead Audio Designer

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Josh Lai

Usability

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