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Ah superglad to hear you fixed it! And thanks for the kind words. 

The public version uses NewtonVR for the interaction framework, I’m rolling my own right now, which is why the update is taking a while : ).  I run through some of the interaction setups on YouTube, if you’re interested. 

For example (big’n):

cheers!

Aw sorry to hear! The game runs through SteamVR, which should auto-launch if you double click the .exe (and oculus should also start). 

All grey-screen problems so far were solved by turning around (shame the OP never told if it worked). My fault for using the monotonous grey! So there’s nothing behind you in VR? 

If not, I’m at a loss, I’m sorry.  Let me know!

Sorry to hear it didn’t work for you! The pacing is quite deliberate, meant to be not much quicker than walking. The system also supports actual IRL walking, if you have the space, or if you keep realigning the VR world. Was amazed for myself as well how slow that feels in VR!

I’m considering adding a multiplier, but really want to encourage players to take the pace as given as much as I can. 

And then I add monsters to run away from ; )

Thanks so much for the feedback! Much appreciated. Duly noted!

Done : )

Hey, thank you!

Everything in APOTU is hand-crafted by me personally, 99% of it in Google Blocks : ). It’s kind of one of the pillars of the project. 

Quest: don’t hold your horses! APOTU is secretly quite demanding (high-tier rendering and LOTS of physics) so it’s quite the challenge for a port. Not planning to for the moment, though I DID walk around in it on Quest via ALVR, which works surprisingly well!

Sadly, no. It wouldn't make sense outside of VR, it's all about the interaction that VR controllers give you. There's not much gameplay in it otherwise ; ). 

Superb! Thanks so much!

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Hey folks!

I'm slowly building a VR-only, densely interactive pottering-about simulator, kind of a slice-of-life-em-up, with hidden phantasms. I never really consider GDC until it's way, way too late, and probably wouldn't be able to afford it (I'm in the Netherlands). I also  consider myself more a builder than a game developer in the strictest sense of the word -- there's not really much gameplay to speak of, no strict goal outside of the just being there and soaking up the atmosphere. There's a lot to play with, with all the interactions, though, and there's a story slowly emerging as I build it.

Here it is:

http://naam.itch.io/apotu

Lovely initiative for folks like me this #notatgdc thing! Feel ever-so-slight-a-part of it now, thank you!

Naam

Heh I hear you! It's not the low contrast per se, but my judicious use of volumetric fog. I personally like the atmosphere it creates, but I know it can also feel like smeared lenses! There's a settings panel behind the caravan where you can turn of the volumetrics, see if that makes it better for you!


Sweet! Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated!

Thanks so much!

Glad to hear what parts are fixed with a re-calibration, 'cause they would've been the hardest problems to fix on my side : ).

As for your suggestions: seems you have a very keen sense of where I want to take this ; ). Not making any promises, but for a slight spoiler check this. Yes, there should be more phantasmical outings! They should tie up with the sense of the place though, so I'm ony slowly discovering them. 

As far as telekynesis is concerned: I meant it more like a solution to hard-to-reach objects (for people playing seated, for example): that you can pick up objects outside of your reach somehow, maybe manipulate them from a distance. It should happen without breaking the groundedness of the world though, so I'm still puzzling with it. 

Thank you! Very helpful this!

naam

Thank you!

Sweet, all excellent points Aime! Thanks for taking the time, hope it didn't make the experience too frustrating!

Can you tell me a bit about your setup? Are you seated? Is your tracking space very small?

Is the floor correct in other VR apps? I have no access to your tracking setup from within APOTU so I have no way to know where your actual floor is, the VR drivers usually take pretty good care of this.

I've been setting up APOTU as a standing, room-scale experience, with some extra's for front-facing tracking (the teleport-rotation). It's been proving hard to take everyone's situation into account. But I'm juggling some ideas that should make it more accessible for other setups (height adjustment, dashing, and perhaps telekynesis), so your feedback is greatly appreciated. 

The app starts in medium settings, not low. Low looks too much off to me to be the default. I deliberately place you in a graphically taxing room so you're sure you can handle the framerate. 

The disappearing objects simply shouldn't happen, it should teleport with you, maybe you hit an exceptional situation, do let me know if you can reproduce it!

The taps – my GAWD! You're right! How could I have tested it so much and not notice! VR man, it messes with your mind!


Thanks!

naam

Aw thank you! Big fan of your work, so this means a lot!

Hey!

I hope this is the same as another report I got, but you may feel a bit silly if it is: turn around! Does that work?

On Vive, sometimes the world starts out front-to-back, nothing I can do about it really, though I'll implement a gradient instead of the neutral grey, 'cause the flat color may look like something went wrong.

Thanks for playing! Hope the above solves it, enjoy!

Naam

This is not a game : ). Just a piece of world, no objective.