Published by Auren Ruvinsky
Parksville Qualicum Beach News
There are big things stirring in the video game world, and local designers hope to be at the forefront.
High on the list of contenders is The Gallery: Six Elements, a virtual reality game being designed by Qualicum Beach's Denny Unger and his CloudHead Games team.
While virtual reality (VR) — usually involving a video headset that puts you in the action — has been promised for decades, there is a lot of buzz about the new Oculus Rift VR platform which may finally reach affordability with graphics that meet the high modern standards.
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Jared Shaw, another local digital media expert suggests, like many, that the Oculus VR system is on the verge of overtaking the big home gaming consoles like Play Station and X-Box, and The Element will be one of the first games available.
That would be a huge boost for Unger and his small company that has been working on the graphic heavy adventure game with funding pieced together from many sources including a Kickstart campaign where they have raised $82,000 from more than 1,500 online backers.