EnergyCat: The House of Tomorrow

Energy Cat : The House of Tomorrow is a simulation game available on tablet. By playing this game, the player can learn how to reduce his energy bill with simple gestures and habits at the same time as he can enjoy a smart, addictive and enjoyable game.

Energy Cat : The House of Tomorrow is part of the EnerGAware’s project, financed by the European Commission as part of the Horizon2020 program. The main objectives are to provide secure, clean and efficient energy to Europe. The game was presented in France during the event Futur en Seine 2015.

They are 7 partners who are working together for the success of this 36 month long project, which started in February 2015.

Since january 2017, the game is deployed in 50 pilot homes in Plymouth, England.

Below you can see the gameplay teaser video.

In the game, the player takes the role of Energy Cat who dreams about living in the house of tomorrow : a house both energy efficient and comfortable. To attain this objective, Energy Cat has to be attentive to the behaviour of his human and neighbours in order to improve their bad habits and make energy savings for them.

 

Through missions and interactions, you will manage EnergyCat’s home to make energy savings and keep an eye on the well being of the humans.


Make energy savings and buy new awesome items on the shop to personalize your home. Visit the neighbourhood and meet the Brightest, the Aye O’Tea, the Green and Mrs Young. Some are strong adept of smart energy consumption while others have a thing or two you will have to teach them.

Principal tasks : The story line, dialogues, creation of missions (daily / story), text localisation (french and english), balancing, QA. writing of Game Design Document (french and english), specifications and mockups. 

Other tasks : Community management, level design, writing of articles for the website, creation of sounds and musics

Player's house

Shop interface

Every turned on appliances in houses can be identified with a special feedback : they pulse. 

The colour of the pulse depend on the efficiency energy rating : red for a D appliance to green for an A++ appliance.