It's an extremely well done 1980's arcade environment with some built-in classic arcade games for you to play all within the VR environment. It is a very very well done VR experience with at least a few hours of entertainment packed into it if you can get into playing the retro games in VR.
Even if you just check it out for a second, it is worth it because DAMN it is immersive. They barely have any Twitter followers at all, so they are asking for help on spreading the word.
BTW, they say they don't have plans to keep working on this demo and it was just a learning experience for their team to get used to UE4 and the Oculus, but what a fun experience it is.
Everything in the arcade is hard-coded so it's not for customization, but because of that everything that it DOES have runs perfectly within the VR environment. The insanely high quality 3D models and art assets and the in-game gameplay are really inspiring for me because I'm working on a VR desktop. NewRetroArcade is a glimpse of what the future might hold for your actual Windows desktop! How exciting is that! But for now, it's just fun as hell to play, so check it out!
The mame games create a new mame folder in the root folder of the drive you've installed newretro (instead of doing this at the location where newretro resides). It seems to store nvstates for every game there. No biggie, just saying...
Managed to get the high scores saving! Result! Was putting the highscore.dat file in the wrong place it needs to go under \NewRetroArcade\Content\Emulators\mame makes sense 🙂
Just got to say if the chaps that built it are reading this, it is one of main things I wanted in VR since I heard about the Rift. Absolutely superb implementation of it. Would love to be able to build my own arcade/cabinets but I am not complaining one bit, insanely good.
Donated the other day, you definitely deserve it. Cheers!