Create a Day One launch title for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR platforms that provides an intense sensation whilst remaining comfortable to play for extended periods.

Overview

Intense futuristic anti-gravity arcade racer for the new VR generation!

Climb into the cockpit of a futuristic race craft and tear up the anti-gravity track as battle commences with over 15 real and AI opponents. Offering single and multiplayer action, ‘ Radial-G: Racing Revolved’ delivers full immersion combative racing on tubular tracks featuring gut-wrenching twists, jumps, splits and unique inverted racing.

Make Real and parent company Makemedia co-setup Tammeka Ltd with a number of private investors to create a game title that would turn heads not stomachs, for the commercial launches of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Challenges

Created during the pre-commercial release of VR hardware with prototype development kits and ever-moving software support requirements.

Necessary for design to provide intense gameplay factor without causing nausea, requiring careful testing and consideration of locomotion factors.

Had to be ready for Day One launch alongside commercial headset releases with the global technology and gaming press watching closely.

First-time submission & certification process for Sony PlayStation platform “Indie” budget, timelines and dev team size.

Impact

Oculus Rift + Touch only (Oculus Store – 4/5 rating)

Oculus Rift, HTC Vive & OSVR (Steam Store – 80%)

Very Positive Reviews Sony PlayStation VR (Sony PS Store – 4/5 rating)

Virtual Reality Awards – VRA 2014 “People’s Choice” Winner

Time.com “Top 5 Oculus Rift Release Titles” listing

The Verge “Best 7 Oculus Rift Release Titles” listing

Eurogamer EGX Rezzed 2015 “Most Wanted Games of the Show” listing

Featured as part of ‘GAME ON 2.0‘ global travelling video games museum

"Fast & fun, standing tall amongst many that simply can't match it's visual clout!"

VR Focus

"Fast, beautiful and shows mastery of Virtual Reality design!"

Polygon

"Shaping up to be the de-facto racing game for Virtual Reality!"

Rift Arcade

"So brutal... brutally awesome!"

Cymatic Bruce

"Totally sick! (I mean awesome)"

Palmer Luckey

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