Lava Inc. Releases for Google Cardboard
Back in August 2014 VRFocus reported on the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) rollercoaster named Lava Inc. for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display’s (HMD) second development kit (DK2). Developed by The Virtual Dutch Men, it was one of the first experiences of this type to support the latest version of Oculus VR’s device. This week sees Lava Inc. come to new platforms including the Google Cardboard smartphone-based HMD and Durovis Dive.
The title is set in a fictional lava refinement facility underground. A group of employees take the weekend off to build a rollercoaster that winds throughout the area’s caverns and rooms, showcasing its operations. The experience was initially designed for the Oculus Rift DK2, though this mobile version obviously won’t support the positional tracking technology that featured in that release. That said, it can still be enjoyed using standard VR head-tracking.
Lava Inc. is currently available for £0.50 over on the Google Play Store for the Android mobile operating system (OS). It arrives as Google itself makes a big push for Cardboard, having recently announced that over 500,000 units have been used. Updates include new software development kits (SDK) and a Cardboard-dedicated section of the Google Play Store. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all Cardboard-supported VR apps, reporting back with any further updates on them.