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Ski Free-D

JoewaJoewa Posts: 26
Brain Burst
edited June 2014 in Games and Apps
I run a vidjagames company called Impromptu Games. Last night a couple of us decided to make a ski game for the Rift inspired by SkiFree. We worked on it for about five hours I think. The physics are a little glitchy for UDK reasons but it's mostly good - high FPS will help. As with the UDK Rollercoaster, setting the resolution higher than 1280x800 so the rift downscales will get you a far better image. The console command for that is "setres 1920x1200" or whatever resolution you want.

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Controls:
Mostly self-explanatory. Left/right turns left/right. Forward and back push you a little bit in that direction.
Press T to restart the level (it's quite short but it has a TWIST ENDING).



Download link!

Also, taking this opportunity to plug the other game we're soon to release, InFlux, which needs your vote on Steam Greenlight. It won't support the Rift at launch but we'll likely patch it in.


Oh yeah! Use a 360 controller for extra SKI PRECISION.

Comments

  • bryoooonbryoooon Posts: 1
    this demo needs reaction videos :lol:
  • Xbox controller does not work.

    No keyboard controls work.
  • JoewaJoewa Posts: 26
    Brain Burst
    No idea what that could be. Are your skis moving at all?

    Tried WASD?
  • drashdrash Posts: 2,849
    Neo
    Man, this is a powerful demo of how the Rift continues to immerse me in virtual worlds even after getting used to VR -- I screamed at the top of my lungs (in a manly way) with your little "twist ending". I'm not sure whether to hate you or to laugh! :?: :evil: :?: :lol: :?:

    In any case, 360 controller worked for me, but yeah it doesn't feel super responsive -- it takes a while to change directions when you're gliding along in the snow so maybe that's why others report that it's not working.
  • JoewaJoewa Posts: 26
    Brain Burst
    Glad you dug it! Yeah the physics are pretty rough. We probably won't update it much-if-at-all though, it was just a thing we cranked out in a few hours for fun.
  • swaxswax Posts: 14
    Great demo, lots of fun. Took me a second to figure out the WASD keys for movement. I wish the mountain was bigger! :D
  • BrennowiiBrennowii Posts: 8
    NerveGear
    please re post the link is dead
  • LazareLazare Posts: 15
    NerveGear
    instead of a controller why not using a Wii board ? in this case it seems to be the perfect solution for full immersion.
  • AdamL288AdamL288 Posts: 49
    Brain Burst
    Great game! I must admit though, I was a little disappointed when I found that the "surprise" at the end wasn't the monster that eats you from the original Ski Free. Imagine that in the Rift... O.O
  • Lazare beat me to it - I was going to suggest a Wii balance board for this too as I have mine working fine. Just worked out of the box with the Windows Bluetooth Stack and this single self-contained application:-

    http://www.greycube.com/site/download.php?view.68

    (works with ANY game - sends keystrokes according to how you want it configured)
  • JoewaJoewa Posts: 26
    Brain Burst
    Interesting. I don't have a balance board so I can't check that out but it'd be interesting. Tried it with this game?
  • SwordArtOnlineSwordArtOnline Posts: 34
    Brain Burst
    Absolutely agree with Adaml288! Although the surprise at the end was pure 'gold', the snowman would have been great too!
    Especially since it is the same sort of no escape, game end, please restart.

    Please make this happen!
  • DeepRifterDeepRifter Posts: 101
    Hiro Protagonist
    Hahaha! Fun. Loved catching air in this experience.
  • Can we get a Mac build?
  • toysyouhadtoysyouhad Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Downloaded and installed, how do you run it? :?:
  • Rob1985Rob1985 Posts: 160
    Oh I cant wait to try this when my new rift arrives! This one is being put near the top of my demo list.
  • xcreepingxcreeping Posts: 9
    This is pretty neat, that dude from jurassic park at the end is kinda odd though.
  • ishookishook Posts: 16
    AdamL288 wrote:
    Great game! I must admit though, I was a little disappointed when I found that the "surprise" at the end wasn't the monster that eats you from the original Ski Free. Imagine that in the Rift... O.O

    Haha, that's what I was hoping for too. Could actually be a really cool game, setting trees on fire and avoiding gray monsters.
  • AdamL288 wrote:
    Great game! I must admit though, I was a little disappointed when I found that the "surprise" at the end wasn't the monster that eats you from the original Ski Free. Imagine that in the Rift... O.O

    You are awesome.
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