Tag Archives: Oculus Rift

Meerkat Gaming Announces VR Burglary Simulator, Klepto

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Virtual reality (VR) allows players to become the heroes of their own stories, but that means that they can also become the villains. Indie developer Meerkat Gaming is exploring this to a certain degree with a brand new burglary simulation title named Klepto. The videogame is currently running an IndieGoGo crowd-funding effort, looking for $2,500 USD in order to help the studio develop the project. A Steam Greenlight campaign is also running in order to bring the title to Valve’s digital store upon full release. READ MORE

Oculus Connect 2 Keynotes Revealed, Rift, Touch, Gear VR Updates Confirmed

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It’s just a few weeks now until Oculus VR hosts its second development conference, Oculus Connect 2, at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood, California. The event is set to take place from 23rd – 25th September 2015 and fans of the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) are expecting to hear much more on the consumer version of the device, along with news on other areas of the company. Today, Oculus VR has revealed its slate of keynotes for the anticipated event and teased some of the details we can expect to be revealed. READ MORE

VR Film SONAR Gets New Version for Gear VR

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Back in May 2015 VRFocus reported on the release of SONAR, a new 360 degree virtual reality (VR) film for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The piece was created at a summer 2014 project by Philipp Maas and Dominik Stockhausen at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany and released for free on both an official website and the Oculus Share software portal. Today, the creators are releasing a new version of SONAR that’s compatible with the Gear VR mobile HMD from Samsung. READ MORE

Windlands Dev Will ‘definitely’ Add Oculus Touch Support

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It’s been a while since virtual reality (VR) fans have heard from indie developers Ilja Kivikangas and Simo Sainio on their upcoming Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) compatible project, Windlands. A few months ago the team reassured that the crowd-funded title would be releasing before the end of 2015, with alpha and beta testing stages due out soon. Now Kivikangas has also confirmed that the title will eventually be supporting Oculus VR’s upcoming controllers for the Oculus Rift, Oculus Touch. READ MORE

New To VR: An Updated Classic Returns In Missile Command VR

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We round off another week in the world of virtual reality (VR) with a final look at one of the more exciting topics for VR discussion – the remaking of older videogames in the medium. There have been numerous unofficial remakes, with a lot of titles from the golden age of the arcade and the early Atari 2600-era of home computers.  There are official ones too of course, UK-based developer Rebellion is for instance working on a Project Morpheus reboot of Battlezone and as for discussion about the possibilities of remakes we ourselves at VRFocus have our ‘Make It A (Virtual) Reality’ Friday feature. (Be sure to come back later today to see what videogame we’re discussing this week.) READ MORE