Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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Cavey

by ShadowBrain - Jam Entry

Cavey (Cave-ey) is an actual totally historically accurate VR caveman simulator.
You need tracked controllers that run through SteamVR to play this game.

There's a Non-VR spectator-only version for people without an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift + Touch hardware.

It's less fun but you can watch people play the game.

The entire game is multiplayer and networked completely, there is no single player mode and there is always-on voice chat. You have been warned.

"Controls":

Grip+moving controllers makes you move forward in the direction you look, hold both triggers to "grab the air" which you can use to jump/hop forward/sideways/backwards, and you can climb anything you can reach!

There's no "aim" to this game, you just play being a caveman.

Have fun. :)

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Comments

Wevel says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:42pm

Absolutely amazing, would love to see more to this, e.g. as a survival game. Only problem is that you can't understand what other people are saying, I know that people sound like cave men but would still be nice to be able to understand them. Also some times gets so lagy that you go to the vive main screen. But otherwise a very good entry especially as its VR

xanderhd says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:30am

Man oh man, this is a great VR game!. UUUUUHHHHH!

I loved exploring the mechanics, figuring out what to mash together to make stuff (even if there were just 4 or 5 things to smash).

I could easily see this being fleshed out to a full product.

Great work!

hitchh1k3r says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 7:04pm

What a fun idea. I enjoyed playing around with the different objects, trying to see what I could put together. It did take me a few restarts to not destroy the starting stick before making an axe though.
It would have been nice to have some coherent goal other than exploring the world and combining things, but with a project this ambitious I'm guessing that would be beyond your scope.
Good work on this, I really enjoyed the experience.

PS. I don't know if it was intentional or not (but it was fun to do), I found that you could grab a tree to climb up it, and once up in the air throw the tree backwards to fling yourself though the air.

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