During Oculus Connect 5 recently a number of big virtual reality (VR) videogames were showcased during the event with exciting trailers and announcements. Elsewhere at the end, not on stage where a number of indie developers with their games showing them off to attendees. Though they might not have made it into the main keynote these titles are just as exciting and VRFocus’ Nina Salomons took a look around to see what some of these developers had to show.
The first title that VRFocus got to see is a VR fighting game that the developer describes as a mix between Soul Calibur and Dragonball Z in which players have to fight each other using a range of different weapons. Each offers a different fighting style for the players to use and see them battling it out in one-on-one fights that are in slow motion to add to the thrill of the battle. Players are also able to step out of the melee combat and power up to unleash energy attacks at range which can deal massive amounts of damage to their enemy.
Next is Dustin Freeman, a developer who has been working on real-time tracking systems since 2011, having experience working with motion capture and now VR and augmented reality (AR). Showcasing his title Our Evil Tower, which is inspired by the Lord of the Rings films in which a player in the VR headset stands on the tower and acts as the Dark Lord. Their role is to look around and find the other players who are using controllers to bring an artifact to the tower without being noticed.
Following this is a 3D puzzle title in which players need to match blocks to clear lines but do so in a 3D space rather then just a flat, 2D space. Blocks can be moved left, right, forward, backwards and rotated around the space to clear as many lines as possible.
These are just some of the many different titles that were being showcased by indie developers and you can see them and more in the video below. For more on these and all things VR in the future, keep reading VRFocus for all the latest on immersive content.