'Surreal’ VR Experience SightLine: The Chair Released

Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) has been keeping its Oculus VR Share platform up to date with a range of free experiences recently. Undoubtedly one of the more surreal and impressive titles to release for the portal in recent weeks is a demo SightLine: The Chair from an indie development team led by Tomas Mariancik, which is compatible with both the Oculus Rift’s first and second development kits (DK1 + DK2).

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gameDevWannaBe1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

Rift + new silent hill = R.I.P

specialguest1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

I got my Oculus Rift DK2 2 weeks ago, and this demo blew me away. I've never experienced the first Oculus Rift before and my idea of what VR would be like was NOTHING in comparison to actually trying VR for the first time. When you strap that headset on, you are literally there in the world. The objects are within reach exactly like how your real desk is outside of VR.

In this demo, when the walls of one of the scene broke off and you are suddenly in space with the Earth rotating below you, asteroid flying passed you, and the only thing preventing you from falling down back to Earth is the chair you're sitting on, I completely lost it(jaw-dropping amazing moment). I had a brief moment of freaking out, because it actually felt like I was thousands of miles above Earth and could literally fall off of the chair.

The next scene puts you under murky green water. These wire like things shoot pass your face and body from every direction. With the DK2, you can look at these wires from all angles, above, below, around, etc. This means dipping your head down, turning it side ways and looking up to see underneath or the backside.

I am completely convinced that VR is the true next leap in a fresh new gaming experience. This is NOTHING like 3D gaming or even the very best 3D movies. It's like night and day in comparison. You see natural depth like you see in real life. Again, nothing like 3D movies. For those who think VR is only good for the first person point of view, I encourage them to someday try Couch Knights, another amazing demo.

TardcoreGamer1530d ago (Edited 1530d ago )

This is one of the best tech demos to introduce people to VR with.
My roommate a former vr skeptic said it was the best experience he's had in the last ten years. Another friend of mine nearly ripped the dk2 off his head at the finally of this demo. He apparently was afraid of heights it seemed lol.