A Dozen Days of VR Gaming Starting Off with ‘Technolust’
With the holiday season and winter break upon us, everyone will be clamoring to fill their time with the wonderful new applications, tools and games offered in virtual reality. Who wouldn’t want to spend time exploring an entirely new and different world?
For this very purpose, one extremely well known virtual reality focused magazine will be launching 12 whole days dedicated to virtual reality gaming. This online website is known as ‘VR Focus’ and is very popular within technology circles. For the next dozen days, VR Focus has promised to highlight the best of the best in virtual reality and will mention applications or games that can be downloaded and played this very moment. All these games will of course need either Oculus Rift or Gear VR to operate properly.
The first video game that they have mentioned is known as ‘Technolust’. This game received rave reviews when the demo version came out and made the developer somewhat of a celebrity in his own right. Blair Renaud is the one known as the brains behind this virtual reality project. Technolust has already completed a Kickstarter campaign that turned out to be very well received.
Technolust belongs to the science fiction video game genre and has been developed by IRIS VR. As the initial demo of the game highlighted, the whole theme of Technolust centers around exploration and discovery. The game is slightly surprising in nature: the player is seated in a room holding a variety of objects. He or she can interact with the objects but the result or outcome of that interaction is largely unknown and very unpredictable. This outcome could be intriguing, only the player will find out what it really is. “Aside from being exactly what every VR enthusiast has been dreaming about for years (a cyberpunk adventure game made exclusively for VR), Technolust is also on the leading edge of current VR technology in reality,” says Renaud. “From the inclusion of fully animated photo-scanned NPCs (provided by Quantum Capture), to RealSpace3D’s positional audio, and beyond. The creators of Technolust continue to strive for excellence in all areas of VR gaming. IRIS VR has worked with Oculus, Sony, Nimble, LEAP, PrioVR, Tactical Haptics, Cyberith and many more leaders in VR to ensure that Technolust is not only cyberpunk in name, but also in practice.”
Technolust is available for download at the Oculus Share website. It is compatible with the first development kit (DK1) with support for the second coming very soon. Virtual Reality Times will keep following these 12 days of VR gaming and report back with further updates.