Gesture Friend is an experimental VR project that uses gestures to give instructions to a virtual character to solve puzzles. "A dissertation project which explores how to use gestures to communicate and interact with virtual characters. The project explores how solving a puzzle with a virtual character and interacting with it using gestures instead of a controller could improve the intimacy and relationship between user and character. It is more of an exploration of what is working and what is not. While it is a complete level, it meant to have multiple levels during which you slowly get to know the character, where he will no longer fear you and start to actively help you."