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LineWars VR for Gear VR - WIP announcement

PAalto
Level 5
Hi all!

I wonder if any of you remember my old LineWars II game from 1994? Anyways, around the end of last year I got the idea of trying to port my old DOS game to virtual reality. Thus, I began working on LineWars VR, in the hopes that I might get it released by the end of this year for Gear VR. The reasons I am aiming for Gear VR instead of Oculus Rift, is that being a single developer without a team I don't have the resources to compete with big developer studios, and as I like optimizations, coding for low-performance devices sounds interesting.

I am currently in the process of modeling the ships and other objects for the game. It is still pretty far from even alpha stage, but I thought I'd announce this project already, in case some of you would like to follow my progress. I am writing blog posts around once a month or so to my LineWars pages at http://linewars.patrickaalto.com/LWblog.html so feel free to visit those pages to get the latest information about my progress!

I just wrote the latest blog post, and also recorded a short video of me flying around a space station in the game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig6Xf4dLBck

Thanks for your interest!

Patrick

Working on LineWars VR: http://linewars.patrickaalto.com/LWVR.html
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PAalto
Level 5
I am still working on this project, it is progressing slowly. I write blog posts about it about once a month or so, and here below is a short video from the latest blog post, where I test the pilot avatar hand movements.
https://youtu.be/C0N-mkxg1EQ
Working on LineWars VR: http://linewars.patrickaalto.com/LWVR.html

PAalto
Level 5
Here is the first actual pre-alpha game play video from my LineWars VR project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJm4Ywc-NSQ
Working on LineWars VR: http://linewars.patrickaalto.com/LWVR.html

Superframe
Level 4
Looks cool - What will the challenge be?
Greg Bowen - Founder

PAalto
Level 5
Thanks for the compliments, and sorry for this late reply.. I've been busy working on the game, and haven't been active here lately. 🙂

Do you mean the challenge for me when working on the project, or the challenge for the players playing the game?

Working on LineWars VR: http://linewars.patrickaalto.com/LWVR.html