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In my opinion, there is a noticeable lack of demos suited for the first time Rift experience. A person's first time in the Rift is a pretty powerful thing, and I did not like to see it wasted. Dumping a user into a room or environment without any story or build-up seems counter-intuitive to the immersion factor that the Rift allows us. I wanted to tell a story, slowly introduce the user to the Rift, and warm our way up to the more "fun" experiences. The story aspect also lets the user connect on an emotional level with the experience. First impressions are important, even more so with the social stigma virtual reality gained from premature attempts at its creation.
Controls: Hit space as the directions say to begin, tap "b" to reset orientation, and tap "m" to toggle mirroring.
DOWNLOAD: http://treyte.ch/oculus/Notice: You'll need a set of codecs, like these.
- Update Sep 24: Minor bug fixes/improvements. Submission to Oculus Share.
- Update Sep 18: New build uploaded with mirror to desktop support and a check to ensure video is playing.
Features planned for the next release (sometime in November or December):
- The ability to select some different options before beginning the experience.
- A looping ability, or at least an option to restart without closing the program.
- The ability to pause the experience.
- The ability to jump to a certain scene.
- MAYBE a short version and long version.
- A more exiting intro sequence. (Want to grab you and not let go).
- An "Oculus ride vehicle" instead of a chair, featuring an integrated screen.
- A user avatar.
- Positional audio.
- Custom subtitle support for multiple languages.
- 3D video examples.
- Mass visual improvements.
- Better flow through the experience (some portions will be shortened).
- Many new experiences added that show off other aspects of the Rift.
- A more powerful ending experience.
- A healthy dose of polish.
- New video and narration (perhaps a real voice actor)
- Gear VR support
- Mac support