Indie developers have been the life blood of the virtual reality (VR) industry, willing to take risks on the fledgling industry to help it grow. This week sees Southpac, a New Zealand-based studio launch its first VR title arriving for Google Cardboard a Daydream View, EMULATED: Pylons.
The videogame is a cyber infused first-person shooter (FPS) which: ‘is set in future when all humanity exists in a cyberspace. As an operative you are assigned a mission to capture communication pylons in a city infested by Vektorbots,’ the official description reads.
Southpac has created its own in-house game engine for the project rather than using middleware like Unity or Unreal Engine. This has allowed it to create a system where players can walk about in VR without feeling any nausea it claims.
Whether gamers choose to play on Cardboard or Daydream, EMULATED: Pylons will need a Bluetooth controller. The Daydream controller that comes supplied with the headset isn’t supported.
Daydream has seen growing support during 2017 with Unity now natively supporting the platform. Experiences such as Unimersiv, Vendetta Online and The Other Room have all recently launched, making the headset a more enticing prospect for those with compatible smartphones.