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Video: How co-op VR is used to help train astronauts for space

Gamasutra - April 19, 2019 4926

At GDC 2018 a panel of game makers and experts from Boeing and NASA discuss how the tools of game development can be used to help train astronauts for their voyages to the edge of known space. ...


The imperfect science of Falcon Age's baby bird-based social media marketing

Gamasutra - April 19, 2019 4893

Outerloop Games co-founder Chandana "Eka" Ekanayake talks about the baby bird that won Twitter's heart, and also a bit about Disneyland-like level design in Falcon Age. ...


Get a job: War Drum Studios is hiring a 3D Artist

Gamasutra - April 17, 2019 4813

War Drum Studios is seeking a 3D Artist to create detailed 3D models and high-resolution environment materials for an upcoming Unreal Engine 4 game. ...


Blog: How we made twin-stick shooter Flutter Bombs

Gamasutra - April 11, 2019 4470

A brief overview of the production of Flutter Bombs, an indie game on console. How a multi-platform study in game design released as a twin-stick shooter on Xbox One. ...


Nintendo adding VR modes to Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey

Gamasutra - April 05, 2019 4138

The decision to rework two huge franchises for Labo VR suggests Nintendo is keen to see its DIY cardboard headset succeed, and perhaps indicates the company has even bigger plans where virtual reality is concerned.  ...


God of War wins big at BAFTA Game Awards 2019

Gamasutra - April 05, 2019 4135

God of War was the big winner at the BAFTA Game Awards 2019, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London last night. ...


Report: Valve's new VR headset hints at a June ship date

Gamasutra - April 01, 2019 3933

It looks as though the Valve Index headset teased over the weekend will ship on June 15th alongside two unrevealed controllers.  ...


Valve teases its own VR headset, the Valve Index, for May reveal

Gamasutra - March 30, 2019 3812

Valve has shared the first tidbits of information about its long-rumored VR headset. ...

WarDucks raises $3.8 million to expand studio and create location-based AR game

Gamasutra - March 21, 2019 3316

In a notable move, the Irish studio has brought in Doom co-creator John Romero to help shape its mystery project. ...


Oculus has a new PC VR headset called the Oculus Rift S

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 3262

The new headset is essentially an upgraded version of the standard PC-powered Oculus Rift, and offers improved optics and display tech to deliver a shaper pictures with higher pixel density.  ...


The Oculus Rift S is a new PC VR headset with built-in tracking

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 3262

The Oculus Rift S makes use of Oculus Insight tracking technology to remove the need for bothersome external sensors, meaning it can deliver out-of-the-box room scale with minimum fuss. ...


Report: Job listings suggest Disney is preparing to revive Lucasfilm Games

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 3260

Entertainment powerhouse Disney looks to be reviving Lucasfilm Games, the precursor to legendary game studio LucasArts, in some capacity.  ...


Update: Lucasfilm Games job postings apparently not linked studio revival

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 3260

Updated A new sub-division of Disney does appear to share the name of LucasArts precursor Lucasfilm Games, but a representative has confirmed no new company with that name is being formed. ...


Oculus grabs Beat Saber as an Oculus Quest launch title

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 3159

Oculus has announced that the VR rhythm game Beat Saber will be landing on its upcoming standalone VR headset when it launches at some yet unannounced point this year. ...

Brand new Nintendo Labo kits will turn your Switch into a VR headset

Gamasutra - March 07, 2019 2546

As you'd expect from a DIY cardboard set, Nintendo isn't trying to rewrite the virtual reality rulebook, but rather hopes to create "a simple and shareable virtual reality experience." ...


At GDC 2019 you'll see how McLaren uses VR to fast-track supercar design

Gamasutra - March 01, 2019 2220

McLaren has fast-tracked the supercar design process by introducing a unique VR sketch tool into their studio, and next month they'll be at GDC to show you how they did it -- and what they learned! ...


Hipfire Games raises additional $205k for VR game Fail Space

Gamasutra - February 28, 2019 2175

Helsinki-based VR developer Hipfire Games has raised an additional $205k in funds for its debut VR mobile game, Fail Space. ...


HTC is launching the Vive Focus Plus this year, complete with 6DoF controllers

Gamasutra - February 21, 2019 1788

HTC Vive has announced that the Vive Focus, its business-focused standalone VR headset, is getting an upgrade through the freshly revealed Vive Focus Plus. ...