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Would a VR Action Platformer work? Or would it cause too much VR sickness?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by soulcaught12, Aug 11, 2018 at 2:55 PM.

  1. soulcaught12


    May 20, 2013
    Hi All,

    My team is about to start development on a VR Action Platformer. We created a survey to see if people would be interested in the idea before we started active development. We'd really appreciate it if you could fill out the survey if you like or hate the general idea. We also didn't just want to put out the survey without giving back so included at the end of the survey is a link to a 4k wallpaper from a level mockup we did.

    Game Idea:
    VR Action Platformer where the player plays as a hero in training. The player gains new superpowers by completing missions and exploring the general area. Each power has a movement (and possibly attack) focused ability. By combining multiple abilities players will be able to create their traversal systems (allowing the player to adapt the VR experience to what they can enjoy). We plan for the missions to be timed courses where you have to get to location in a certain amount or catch up to a specific object. We also want to add in attacking, however, we fear it might be a bit much with the fast movement in VR. Finally, we plan to add a ton of skins and visual focused loot.

    Thanks for reading and please let me know what you think! :)
  2. vertexx


    Mar 18, 2014
    Some will find it does induce sickness..some will happily play with no effects.
    This seems to be pretty normal for this type of action game with VR.
    I'd say the main problem would be profitability.
    Is anyone making money from VR games?
    These VR games do suffer from poor resolution due to the available hardware and the lenses used don't help with brighter contrasting scenes. I think most serious Gamers will wait a while yet.
    VR is still very young and very fragile. A lot of fanboys but a lot of VR gogles gathering dust too.
    Check out the Oculus site and other VR sites and see what folk write/think about games similar to yours?
    Good luck though. Just beware of the hype !!