Post Series: VR Sea Legs Development

VR Sea Legs – Update 1

I originally planned to pitch an immersive, story-based RPG. Our team is tremendously excited about it – we’ve prepared pitch documents and financials, have developed the storyline, progressed through our first rounds of design. The game has everything we want to play: puzzles, combat, narrative… so what happened? The fact is: the Launchpad weekend experience […]

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VR Sea Legs – Update 2

So I’ve talked before about our VR movement system. Now we need to answer the question – if our movement system is so great, why do we need VR Sea Legs? Our VR movement system has been successful in reducing simulator sickness, but it’s not a silver bullet – not on its own. Users need […]

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VR Sea Legs – Update 3

Our goal for VR Sea Legs is to be the first VR game you play after introductory Oculus apps like First Contact. To make spaces for players to interact with, we’ll need to start with level design. Design of the first level in our game is critical to the success of this project – this […]

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VR Sea Legs – Update 4

Our first step during design was to develop the methodology behind our choices. Here’s our plan. Read our blog posts to unlock more content! Why should we pick one movement style over another? Which can we trust for VR newcomers, and which are more advanced? We are starting with teleportation as it is the most […]

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VR Sea Legs – Update 5

This week we continued to focus on developing our first areas. We settled on a basic look and feel for the Conversion Area, and made final decisions on how the player converts from a digital projection. The basic idea here is that the player will need to build a pattern enhancer (yes, I do love […]

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VR Sea Legs – Update 6

The story: You start in a gray and neutral place. You look around, and a voice begins to speak. She tells you that you are in Conversion. She guides you through the steps necessary to re-embody yourself in her experimental robotic host body, and you enter conventional reality in her laboratory. The mysterious voice is […]

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VR Sea Legs – Update 7

Project status: This week we integrate Unity’s event system into a 3rd party dialogue system. This allows us to run unity events based on dialogue nodes. We added sample dialogue interactions, more art, and a few sound effects to the Seaside Town. One quîche On a personal note, I have a real problem with sharks, […]

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VR Sea Legs – Update 8

Status: We continued working on the Seaside Town level, and to give it a bit more life we added some textures. We reviewed and added our script for the voiceover lines, and on Saturday I recorded my good friend and amazing vocal talent Maureen Honoré. Here’s a bit of the intro and a couple work […]

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VR Sea Legs – Update 9

Content Unlocked! Bonus Level: MiniWorld This week we’ve unlocked the MiniWorld! This is a bonus level designed to round out the player’s movement experiences. It’s fun to be tiny, but movement is difficult. This level will use Throw Teleport help the user move vast distances – from a bug’s perspective, that is. Production Status: I […]

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VR Sea Legs – Update 10

Content Unlocked! The Digital Lounge This week we’ve unlocked the Digital Lounge – a place where you can kick back and relax. Anyone who’s finding themselves overwhelmed can lower their stress without removing the headset or leaving the experience. The goal here is to cease all motion and let our users just, you know… chill […]

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