There have been plenty of interesting new virtual reality (VR) experiences that have surfaced in recent weeks thanks to the launch of voting for Leap Motion’s 3D Jam development contest. Entrants have been tasked with creating titles that support both the company’s hand-tracking controller as well as a head-mounted display (HMD) such as the Oculus Rift. One such title is Kinesis from a developer by the name of messingaround. The title recently launched its demo over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta.
Kinesis is an inventive VR experience that uses hand-tracking to grant players their own telekinetic powers. Using specific gestures players can pick up targets as well as push them, pull them, grab them by the throat and, in true Star Wars fashion, even produce lightning from their fingertips. Players must defeat all enemies within each level, with a wristband on their left hand displaying health, lightning charge and the number of enemies left in the area. The title features four levels which, as the developer warns, increase in difficulty ‘fairly quickly’.
The demo can also be downloaded via the submissions page for Kinesis, though voting for the jam has now closed. A total of 20 finalists are to be revealed on 20th December 2014, the overall winner of which will be announced on 10th January 2015. Prizes include $30,000 USD in cash and the chance to showcase the developer’s work at IndieCade East in New York City next year. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with all of the latest updates.