Break out your VR headsets, because Levidromes have just gone virtual.
For Christmas, we received a VR Headset from Santa. An Oculus Quest 2! Really cool! Thanks Santa! It was just a matter of time before we started to develop something.
Well the time has come.
I wanted to develop something which would work across everything - web, VR Headsets, mobile...you name it.
We had previous built a number of Web-based levidrome games (Memory Match, Emag, Puzzle). Emag (which is the levidromic pair for "game") was developed in Unity and it only works well on a desktop browser. Although Unity can support VR headsets it also had a steeper learning curve (so our version does not have VR support at this time).
We decided to work with good ol' HTML. And thanks to https://aframe.io, we have the perfect framework. AFRAME allows developers to create 3D experiences for Virtual Reality headsets using HTML. Also AFRAME has built-in support for all major VR headsets and devices. It works with all major browsers, google cardboard and VR headsets by default. If you own a headset without a hand controller it uses the "gaze" technique for clicking on the cards.
If this is your first experience with VR on a desktop, it is a bit different. You don't click on items directly. You would move the scene over the cursor (the black circle in the middle), then click. If you have a controller with your headset it should show up as a laser pointer to select your card.
So strap on your VR headset and join the play area with a layout of 16 cards and test out your memory.
So without further ado, here are the latest game additions to our collection - Levidrome VR Memory Match games!
Have fun! And as usual, spread the word!