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

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Greek Sea VR

by goodbadokay - Competition Entry

It is Virtual Reality game, designed for Google Cardboard and compatible VR headsets (Android OS).

One day, one night, one VRBox2 and one man - and my first VR game have been done :)

Imagine yourself as a captain of ancient greek ship. Just relax and sink all 10 ships. Aim with moving your head, shoot by looking at enemy ships. You can use controller or gamepad for moving your ship.

This is open source project. If you want to create iOS or standalone build (for 3D tv and so on), visit github.

Note: Mac/Windows/Linux versions are playable, but like Doom 1: without mouse look, just keyboard controls :). It is experimental build, target platform is Android!

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Comments

tonynogo says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:16am

Sadly, I can't test since I don't have a VR device.
But congratulations to use it!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:49pm

Yeah another Cardboard game, nice! I'm not alone ^^

fauge says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:27am

Nice! It seems there have been multiple vr entries! I thought of the same idea actually but unfortunately could not submit due to homework and other stuff but nice!

Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:10am

I don't have VR, but your 3D modeling is awesome( or on fleek as the one and the only goddess Kim Kardashian West would say )!

Lonely Vertex says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:59pm

It's nice to see some VR games here. The shooting is accurate and I can see some potential in the concept. Anyway I found some little bugs in the game. I was able to shoot my own mast. The back button the game is not working at all(tested on Nexus 5x). It would be very nice if you could add some more gameplay into the scene.

Guennor says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:17pm

Cardboard represent!

Nice to see some cardboard games but it's a shame that it doesn't fully use cardboard controls. It would be more fun if I was able to shoot using the magnet ring, as automatic shooting removes a bit of the immersion. This doesn't exactly categorize as a game as there are no time constraints or score. It would be nice if the ships moved and shot you back. Did you model the ships yourself? They look great. Though I feel they need some sort of texture.

gonutz says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:25pm

A Windows version would have been nice, unfortunately I cannot play your game :(

goodbadokay says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:48am

@Guennor actually you can fire with magnet ring, if you want plunging fire, or just fire to the sea. But I like gaze control :)

Also game supports keyboard/gamepad controls for ship movement.

About some actions from other ships: it is compo, and I was limited in 48 hours. So I'll play fair and now let it in this state for now. But of course, I'm thinking about som greate enchantments.

goodbadokay says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:51am

@gonutz I don't think, that the game would nice on windows. But may be if you have 3D TV, you can play it in horizontal stereo pair mode. But with spherical distortion.

Anyway, If you want, I'll create standalone builds.

gonutz says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:48pm

@goodbadokay Well don't bother then, I meant creating a Windows (or rather desktop) version in the sense of creating the experience for the desktop. I think it is cool that you did a VR game, it's just that most people will not be able to play the game here I guess.
Usually it takes a lot of work to change the game experience to work on such a different system, so never mind my comment :)

goodbadokay says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 11:37pm

@gonutz I've chosen the most cheapest VR technology: a lot of people have smartphones, headset costs less than 10$ or can be created DYI. It is fun, I like VR experience and I wanted to create VR game.

Desktop version is playable, but experience is a bit dull. Anyway, mobile VR game is what I wanted, it is uncharted field where there is a lot of options for experiments.

prygskok says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 1:14pm

played on windows... beautiful sea ships

эх.. заскучал по морю! спасибо

goodbadokay says ...
Sep 9, 2016 @ 11:42pm

@prygskok ну воот, Windows, а если бы в VR, то вообще было бы полное погружение :)

xzippyzachx says ...
Sep 14, 2016 @ 8:06pm

Nice!!!

So I played it on my google cardboard and over all it was a great experience!

The ships are greatly detailed and I kinda like the fact they have just one plane color.

The projectile is a capsule which is kinda weird, but its not really that much of a deal.

Over all It was a great simple VR Game!

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