Here at ROTU we've spent hours upon hours wrapping our heads around how to create ideal VR experiences, so we can push things to the next level in the best way possible. There are a lot of considerations that go into designing a VR game that's pleasant for players. Here are some tips for fellow VR game developers:
1. People enjoy familiarity, so make use of visual cues; recognizable symbols or objects that signal to a player that interactions can occur with particular people, places or things.
2. Have consistency when it comes to the world you're making. Sticking to a cohesive artistic style will keep the player fully immersed in the experience and allow them to really get sucked into the gameplay.
3. Take your time when it comes to the pacing of the game. There's no rush, no reason to constantly bombard the player with action and stimulation; allow space for them to explore their surroundings and impact the game in unusually interactive ways.
4. Don't overwhelm the player's senses; the wrong experience has potential to make people uncomfortable or even nauseous. Avoid excessively sudden accelerations, disorienting views or perspectives, overly strange motions, unexpected elevations, or other unnecessarily confusing engagements.
Overall, simply ensure that the gameplay design doesn't detract from conveying your story or immersing the player in the fun of the experiences you've created. The more games that do it right, the more that virtual reality will make its mark on the hearts and mind of those that play.
ROTU’s CEO Jason parks was able to connect with Gabe Paez, CEO and co-founder of The Wild, A cloud-based, real-time collaboration platform for designers to create and share immersive experiences. The interview includes:
A brief overview of The Wild • Creating shared spaces with agency • How an interest in Lucid dreams led Gabe to create The Wild • Supported formats for models you can import into The Wild • Focusing on experience designers and creating virtual spaces with their use in mind • How can a company interact with and use The Wild? • From a plane to my office, how and where people can connect to The Wild? • Who is using The Wild now and for what purpose? • How does the wild support partners and new users? • https://thewild.com/