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[WIP APK] Private Eye

jakeslack27jakeslack27 Posts: 93
Hiro Protagonist
edited May 2015 in VR Jam 2015
Hey everyone!

Really pleased to share with you our effort for the Jam, Private Eye. It's a mystery, whodunnit game.

Here's a trailer:



Have just finished writing up a blog post about the incredibly hectic development process, if you're interested you can read that here: http://privateeyevr.com/private-eye-cas ... oden-lady/

It's a little rough around the edges, definitely needs a little more work especially in terms of optimization (some painful loading times right now). We are looking to refine this into a full release so be great for any feedback :)

Controls:
Left Analog: Interact
Right Analog: Rotate Object/Diorama
A: Inspect/Action
B: Cancel
Y: Toggle Interrogate
X: Toggle Inventory
Right Shoulder: Squint
Start: Return to Diorama

Download: https://vrjam-submissions.s3.amazonaws. ... ternal.apk
Creative Director of Private Eye - A cinematic, neo-noir thriller for the Oculus Rift, where voyeurism meets mystery, played out against a 1950's New York city backdrop.
Official Site: http://www.privateeyevr.com

Comments

  • dpiddpid Posts: 44
    Brain Burst
    I wanted to try this out, but wasn't able to install on Lollipop 5.0.1
    Snow Fight VR Jam 2015 submission
  • stupidn00bstupidn00b Posts: 73
    NerveGear
    Installed fine on my Snapdragon ICS Note 4, but neither of my Bluetooth controllers (Moga Pro and Nyko Playpad Pro) seem to work with it. I really should get one of the Samsung gamepads one of these days.

    Only feedback I can offer from the little I saw is that I was uncomfortable being in complete darkness with only audio in the sequences on either end of the logo. I pulled the headset away from my face a bit until stuff came on screen. Maybe those are the long loads you referred to, but the audio lined up with them well so I thought it was by design.

    I've been following development of the PC version, and from the trailer, this looks like a worthy addition to the world you've crafted. Excited to give it another shot in the future.
  • jakeslack27jakeslack27 Posts: 93
    Hiro Protagonist
    @dpid Sorry to hear buddy, have only tested on KitKat. Are you aware of any hoops I need to jump through to get working on Unity?

    Setup Unity for the Samsung gamepad only, will def look into other popular pads in the next release and probably add a non-gamepad mode. Can't really image that being too much fun but think a little unfair for people without a gamepad to miss out.

    The black intro was a design decision but I agree, there's just too much blackness. Think some credits or some small visual clue that everything is working ok is probably a good idea.

    Thanks for following PE :) The GearVR comp has been a real shot in the arm which I think I needed.
    Creative Director of Private Eye - A cinematic, neo-noir thriller for the Oculus Rift, where voyeurism meets mystery, played out against a 1950's New York city backdrop.
    Official Site: http://www.privateeyevr.com
  • spinaljackspinaljack Posts: 347 Oculus Start Member
    Read your post mortem and then went and downloaded the apk.

    I agree that the long blackness is off putting and makes you think something went wrong.
    I left the headset off till something appeared as well.

    Then I realised that there was no interaction with the touchpad which is a shame as I don't have a controller.
    I also noticed loads of black smear going on in the car, you can fix a lot of that in photoshop by tweaking all your textures and lightmaps to have a slight off black colour instead of complete black.

    Looking forward to future versions.

    P.S. we met at rezzed briefly when we were exhibiting Kaiju Panic
  • SvenVikingSvenViking Posts: 298
    Art3mis
    you can fix a lot of that in photoshop by tweaking all your textures and lightmaps to have a slight off black colour instead of complete black.
    Ah, wish I'd thought of that.
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  • jakeslack27jakeslack27 Posts: 93
    Hiro Protagonist
    Thanks for giving it a bash, sorry you didn't get much of an experience, think we will add a touchpad version as this should work quite nicely with the gesture control mechanism we are currently using. Helps to have a game with no walking around too, although we are debating changing that!

    I have added a spinner to loading screens and it makes a ton of difference, the level of frustration is so much less having that feedback that something is going on, really is something integral that I overlooked.

    Great shout with the photoshop fix, there is a lot of blackness in the game and the smearing is really off putting so definitely going to try the fix. Think a few shades less noir will be fine :)

    Hopefully will be back in a few weeks with a new build with lots of fixes and touch control, cheers!
    Creative Director of Private Eye - A cinematic, neo-noir thriller for the Oculus Rift, where voyeurism meets mystery, played out against a 1950's New York city backdrop.
    Official Site: http://www.privateeyevr.com
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