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Shayla Games VR Jam Winners Announced

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The 2015 Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) Conference and Expo may have already taken place this week, but plenty more VR action has been taking place at this year’s iteration of the Shayla Games VR Jam in Copenhagen, Denmark. A busy weekend of talks and activities complemented an intense jamming session in which teams of developers competed to make the most intriguing new VR experiences. With the weekend drawing to a close, the winners of the Jam have been revealed. READ MORE

Arizona Sunshine Gets First Screenshots

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Last week saw the announcement of what looks to be one of the first major attempts to bring the first-person shooter (FPS) genre to virtual reality. World of Diving developer Vertigo Games and Kick & Fennick creator Jaywalkers Interactive announced Arizona Sunshine, a zombie-based shooter for Valve and HTC’s Vive head-mounted display (HMD). The title’s announcement came with a teaser trailer and now the first screenshots of the PC videogame have arrived. READ MORE

Preview: Radial-G on OSVR

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Tammeka Games’ Radial-G has been in the virtual reality (VR) spotlight for some time now. Following an unsuccessful Kickstarter campaign the team looked to secure other methods of funding, and since then has continued to expand the videogame. The latest update comes in the form of a new build for Razer’s OSVR head-mounted display (HMD), playable for the first time at Shayla Games, Copenhagen. READ MORE

RC Simulation Greenlit on Steam

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Earlier in the month VRFocus reported on the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for a new virtual reality (VR) compatible racing simulation title by the named of RC Simulation. Developer Devotid Media hoped to raise enough positive votes on the campaign in order to launch the title on Valve’s digital store with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Said campaign has been very successful, having been approved in less than two weeks of originally being posted. READ MORE

Project Morpheus Using HRTF Audio, Unity Suggests

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Though it may not get as much coverage as visuals and input, audio is an important part of the virtual reality (VR) experience and essential to making players feel as if they have stepped into another world. Back at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, Oculus VR revealed that it was enhancing the audio capabilities of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) by integrating Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF) technology into one of its software development kits (SDKs). It’s now been suggested that Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has done the same for Project Morpheus. READ MORE

Shayla Games Jam: ‘UI in VR’ with Unity Liveblog

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It’s been a busy weekend for those taking part in Shayla Games’ VR Jam in Copenhagen, Denmark, but a final day of development is now coming to an end. The show is far from over, though, as two talks remain along with an anticipated rubber dinghy race, which is something of a tradition for the event. For now, though, Unity’s Tim Cooper will be talking about ‘UI in VR’. VRFocus will be liveblogging his talk below. READ MORE

VR Jam Finalist Spotlight: Lily Pad Embraces VR for Kids

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Plenty of virtual reality (VR) experiences are in the works right now for the likes of the Oculus Rift, Gear VR, Project Morpheus and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs). The vast majority of these videogames are decidedly aimed more towards an older market, leaving something of a gap in the market for child-friendly experiences. With its bright colours, spritely characters and accessible mechanics, Lily Pad appears to be a title answering the call for children’s VR titles. The videogame is one of the finalists for the Mobile VR Jam on Gear VR. READ MORE

VR Jam Finalist Spotlight: Chibi Attack! Beats Angry Birds to the Punch

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Last week it was revealed that a virtual reality (VR) version of iconic mobile videogame series, Angry Birds, was in development. Brazil-based team IMGNATION Studios revealed that it was working alongside Rovio to create Angry Birds VR for the Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display. However, while the wait for news on the title continues, Mobile VR Jam finalist Chibi Attack! may have already beaten it to the punch. A video of the title in action can currently be seen below. READ MORE