Tag Archives: Project Morpheus

Classroom Aquatic Gets New Screenshots

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Earlier this month VRFocus reported on the news that indie developer Sunken Places’ upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, Classroom Aquatic, would be seeing a brand new demo in the near future. The developer hopes to launch a full version of the title in May 2015, but should be offering fans another free sample before that release. Sunken Places has also revealed some brand new screenshots for the title, which can currently be seen below. READ MORE

Atom Universe Launches Steam Greenlight Campaign

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It’s been a few weeks now since indie studio Atom Republic passed its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible theme park videogame, Atom Universe. In that time the developer has released a demo and revealed plans for a new crazy golf minigame for the experience. This week sees the team make another big step towards Atom Universe‘s eventual release, as it has posted a new Steam Greenlight campaign, hoping to raise enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come full release. READ MORE

Preview: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

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Having been doing the rounds at public events for quite some time now, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes has built a respectable following. It’s an interesting design idea in anyone’s book, but the fact that it’s concerned with virtual reality (VR) and what the medium can offer in its first breath is all the more enticing. Steel Crate Games have undoubtedly found something special in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, but whether they can deliver that to an audience looking for tens of hours of gameplay is still an unknown. READ MORE

Among The Sleep Dev Teases PS4 Version ‘coming soon’

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Last year saw the release of Norweigan developer Krillbite Studio’s first project in the virtual reality (VR) compatible Among The Sleep. Around the time of the PC version’s release the studio also revealed that its unique horror experience would be coming to the PlayStation 4, and that the team was looking to support Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD). Few details on the port have been revealed since that time, although the developer has recently teased that it could be arriving in the near future. READ MORE

Shayla Games Hosting VR Jam Next Month, Oculus, Sony, Valve Attending

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Developers looking to enter virtual reality (VR) development jams are spoilt for choice at the moment. Oculus VR is currently hosting its global Mobile VR Jam for those looking to work with the Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) and Owlchemy Labs has recently revealed a Room-Scale Jam for Valve’s Vive HMD, set to take place in Austin, Texas in May 2015. For those not looking to make a trip to the USA or hoping to work with other HMDs, indie developer Shayla Games has revealed that is hosting its second jam in Copenhagen, Denmark next month. READ MORE

Loading Human, XING Devs Get Funding from Epic’s Unreal Dev Grants Scheme

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Earlier in the year Epic Games announced a unique new funding scheme to aid those working with its Unreal Engine 4 videogame development toolset. The studio revealed ‘Unreal Dev Grants’, seeking to hand out a total of $5 million USD in grants, split across a range of developers working with the engine. The first handful of studios, taking $139,000 between them, was announced in March 2015. Now six new developers have been successfully funded, two of which are working on virtual reality (VR) compatible projects. READ MORE

Nevermind Dev Talking to Sony about ‘potentials’ for Biofeedback on PlayStation 4

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One of the more unique virtual reality (VR) videogames in the works right now is Nevermind from indie developer Flying Mollusk. The PC title, which supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), is a first-person horror experience which utilises peripherals such as Intel’s RealSense camera and other heart-rate sensors to provide biofeedback that influences gameplay. It’s also due to arrive on Microsoft’s Xbox One console, using the Kinect 2.0 camera to monitor the user’s heart. With that in mind, could Nevermind also come to PlayStation 4 with support for the Project Morpheus HMD? READ MORE

War Thunder Announced as ‘Roads of Glory’ International Rally Sponsor

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Popular virtual reality (VR) compatible World War 2-era online combat title War Thunder prides itself on authenticity, allowing players to command a range of planes and tanks used in historic battles. Russia-based developer Gaijin Entertainment clearly has a passion for the era, and is proving as much this month as it sponsors the ‘Roads of Glory’ international commemorative rally, which kicked off this weekend in Moscow, Russia and runs until 2nd May in Torgau, Germany. READ MORE

New Classroom Aquatic Demo Coming ‘Soon’

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Sunken Places, developer of the highly anticipated virtual reality (VR) trivia videogame, Classroom Aquatic, has announced that a new demo version will be released ‘soon’. Classroom Aquatic is currently in development for Windows, Mac and Linux PC formats and will be compatible with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), with a potential PlayStation 4 release also being hinted at. READ MORE

Kôna Dates Early Access, First Episode Releases

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Indie developer Parabole remains hard at work on its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, Kôna. The studio recently took its first-person adventure title to PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts, where it enjoyed a positive reception from attendees. Of course, many of Kôna‘s Kickstarter backers are still wondering just when they’ll be able to get their hands on the title, following a delay announced earlier in the year. As it turns out, fans won’t have to wait too much longer to get their first taste. READ MORE