Today's generation of kids are growing up in a digital age with easy access to games all around. Many kids find the stories, immersive worlds, and carefully crafted challenges of video games much more appealing than playing a sport or spending time physically with their friends. As a result, kids are spending more time only sitting at home, and their social interactions are becoming increasingly digitally dependent. By taking what people love about video games and projecting it onto the real landscape around you, Hero aims to encourage kids to connect with their friends and go out to play.
Hero consists of two parts, the Mask Headset, and the Power Controller. The parts are designed to foster a sense of fantasy. The headset gives the user a first person view so they can become the protagonist of their own adventure. The controller is shaped to suit a variety of superpowers, so whether you're playing as a swordsman, fighter or robot, it all feels real.