Indie developer Thiago Alcantara has paid tribute to a popular anime series this week. The developer has released a virtual reality (VR) recreation of the Kami-Sama Temple from the famous Dragon Ball Z series, which can be explored using the Oculus Rift VR headset. The title is currently available over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta for free and is compatible with PCs. The developer is yet to confirm possible Mac and Linux versions.
The title simply lets players explore the famous location from the series, complete with its original music. Alcantara stated that he decided to create a scene based on something that was part of his childhood, and settled on Dragon Ball Z despite not being aware of how successful it was in other countries. He stated that while the experience was only simple, he hoped users would enjoy spending time with it.
Anime adaptions have proved popular in the VR space since the launch of the Oculus Rift’s first development kit (DK1). Indie developer Fire Panda made its name on adapting scenes from beloved Studio Ghibli animations Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro, and even plans to move on to the Cowboy Bebop series in the future. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with the latest news and releases.