This weekend sees the 2014 International Festival of Independent Games, also known as IndieCade, take place in Culver City, California. Virtual reality (VR) has proven popular within the indie scene throghout the year and Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) maker Oculus VR will be at the show which runs from 9th – 12th October. Recently the company provided a glimpse of its IndieCade booth, which looks quite different to the living room-esque areas its set up at most of this year’s industry events.
As can be seen in the picture below, Oculus VR’s area is housed inside a metallic wagon of sorts for this event. It’s not clear just how the area will be set up just yet, although attendees will surely find out for themselves as they head over to the booth.
In terms of Oculus Rift compatible videogames, a handful of VR experiences can be found at IndieCade 2014. Sunken Places’ Classroom Aquatic, in which players attempt to cheat on a test in a classroom full of dolphins without being caught, will be on display as will White Paper Games’ debut effort, Ether One. The latter released on PC earlier in the year with Oculus Rift support but is currently being ported to Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
Moving on, anticipated VR experience Private Eye will also be making an appearance at the show as it continues to move towards its as-of-yet undated Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. Keep Talking an Nobody Explores will also be bringing its brand of VR co-op to the event. Interestingly, the Perception Neuron motion control system, which recently passed its own Kickstarter campaign, will be coming to the show with its VR demonstration titles. This includes the likes of a football experience in which players kick a ball.
There’s plenty to see an do for VR fans at the show, then. No doubt there will also be some good opportunities to talk to members of the Oculus VR team too. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all developments in the VR industry, reporting back with the latest.