Zero Point is the first 3D 360 short film created for virtual reality. Oculus Rift DK-1 or DK-2 is required. Running time: 15 minutes.
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Mixed (60 reviews) - 50% of the 60 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 28, 2014

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About This Game

Zero Point is the first 3D 360 short film created exclusively for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. In the film, we follow the pioneers of virtual reality; the researchers and developers creating an entirely new digital dimension. From combat training simulations at the Department of Defense, to research labs at Stanford, to indie game developers and hackers, this immersive video experience brings viewers into the future of virtual reality. Running time: 15 minutes

Oculus Rift DK-1 or DK-2 is required. Direct Mode is recommended for smoothest playback. For setup instructions and troubleshooting, view the Quick Reference in the right-hand panel.

If you have any questions, comments, or issues, please email developer@conditionone.com

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-2600
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 550Ti
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Oculus Rift DK-1 or DK-2 required
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191 of 233 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Far too short and far too expensive. this feels like a tech demo and a cash grab. There are a few interviews that are worth listening to, but then you could just go on Youtube and find similar content. I feel like an idiot for spending money on what I thought would be a fleshed out and content rich documentary experience. In its defence you may find the this a good introduction to stereoscopic spherical cinema and the film does attempt to use 3d assets in a traditional VR setting.
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48 of 60 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
It's a total waste of money. Not only it is short, but the audio not sync with the pictures. Besides, I've seen way better stereo videos free from oculus share, this is a good try, but failed. That's why it should charge like one buck as a complimentary experiment instead of a 11 buck movie price. I'm totally disappointed.
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71 of 101 people (70%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Title is misleading. It's a short demo, not a film as advertised. Totally disappointed.
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46 of 60 people (77%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
What a pile of cash grabbing turd! This is far too expensive for the very short duration that is offered. This should be offered as nothing more than a tech demo, shown at shows to gather interest for VR. To sell it at a premium for people hungry for all things VR is a complete sham. There wasn't much I enjoyed but the Buffalo were brilliant. Other than that, pretty poor.
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48 of 76 people (63%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Dissappointed
The demo is better.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Nice enough demo/experience - shows what good stereoscopic recording of the real world can look like, but also exposes the limitations of the current display tech moreso than computer generated images do. Not worth $15 (or even $12) considering some great free demos available, but it does show what is possible beyond gaming.
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2015
Could not even finish it, the start was cool with the animated 3D effect. the movie itself quality wise felt like i was watching a crt tv on my oculus. had to stop watching cause it was hurting my eyes.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
I bought the program because I saw the demo, found the buffalos absolutely wonderful and bought it to have a nice demo to introduce people to VR movies possiblilities.
Actually I want the demo back (I have no idea how to re-install the demo in Steam once the procucct is purchased, even after uninstall all I can do ist reinstall the complete program). The demo is much better suited to introduce someone first time to VR than the actual product is--much better.
Who decided to put a war simulation as ione of the first scenes? For most people this is disturbing and not a good start into VR.
And why is there to way to jump to the next scene? That is probably the most annoying part of it, you cannot fastforward or skip a scene.
So, this program is quite a disappointent after all. I did not expect a VR movie or anything, just a nice introduction into the possibilities of VR films.
Stick with the demo, it is better suited for that unfortunately.
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
If you are very interested in VR and want to get your hands on everything available that has value, then this is worth buying. Otherwise, no,
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
It's all very interesting and cool and awesome. But not all of it is. Some parts are downright boring. But that's cool too, because I'm interested. And I like documentries... where people talk and talk and talk .... and then something happens that's minutely interesting .... and then more talking. Kinda distracts the awesomeness of the visuals. I wish there was a directors cut where they cut out all the voiceovers.

When it comes to VR, I really don't care about what life would be like 20 years from now... I'd rather immerse myself in the virtual reality of *now*.... without someone breathing down my neck about 2035 and whether it will fit in with our post-real neo-simplistic social cloud-based pseudo lives that we are already living in.

What gets me "steamed" is that fact that once you buy the movie, you can no longer play the demo version. And when I want to "show off" to my real life friends and show them Zero Point... I have to sit and wait for the whole thing to play out... I'd rather just show them the 2 minute demo (Which has all the goods part BTW), and then "show off" some other cool aspect of VR that are on steam.

Even at sale price, the demo is better. I wish I could "Un-Buy"... oh hum. This would be better served to us plebs as a rental.
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Bubbles
0.9 hrs
Posted: June 7
So I paid good money for this ♥♥♥♥♥♥ video to support early VR. Now that I have a Vive I can't even watch it in VR.
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madian
4.2 hrs
Posted: April 27
Rip off!
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Ichinin
0.7 hrs
Posted: October 14, 2015
Ok - so i had to downgrade to 0.4.4 to get this to run. Not the end of the world, but still, having to do that is unecessary.

So - devs, update this asap to 0.7 or later.

This is not a game (as one could have guessed), it is more of a documentary / tech demo to show what is possible with 360' VR video. The video isnt of the highest resoultion and fast head movement makes the video a bit fuzzy, but clears up once your head pans around slowly again. The military scenes shows an unadjusted video line and while that is a small detail, it still breaks immersion - something that video producers of the future have to think about.

My favourite scene was when the camera was walking around, you could really get a sense of presense. I actually started to giggle when i saw the bison walk up to "me" and put its nose in my face.

Is it worth it? Well, if you can spare a minute to uninstall the latest version of the oculus Runtime and downgrade to version 0.4.4, you have something cool to show your friends and family. While this is just a techdemo, it is still a nice experience worth €4, and the sense of presens is way better than any IMAX movie which costs about the same. But this one is in your own home.

Just dont forget to upgrade your Oculus runtime drivers after you are done.
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LoveAlotBear
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 12, 2015
This was more an ad pitch for Occulus Rift and VR in general than any sorta of film or experience. There is VR documentary style dialouge through the entire thing. Not sure this was really woth paying for. I had a better experience in the demo than the full "product".

Verdict = DO NOT PURCHASE!
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jon.gagne
4.4 hrs
Posted: June 22, 2015
This is excellent. The buffalo scene is impressive.
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<-FAAQ->BigredRM
1.0 hrs
Posted: April 20, 2015
Great early attempt to create VR entertainment.
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purbak
0.7 hrs
Posted: April 1, 2015
very gud movie r8 8/8
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rstephen001
1.5 hrs
Posted: February 13, 2015
Very disapointed in myself for buying this. Even at 5 dollars this was a waste of money. Performance issues galor in this thing. After reading multiple reviews about this not working properly I thought to myself Ill download the demo to see if it ran ok on my setup. To my surprise the demo works flawlessly on my setup. So I bought it. Actual game runs terribly after space scene. Even the same scenes that worked good in the demo ran horrendous in full version. Then it stoped at the run down building scene near the end. I love how they made the demo work great but the full version blows. Zero point did a full bait and switch on me. I don't understand how prerecorded video scenes can be this hard to do. Wish i could get a refund for this garbage.

Don't buy it!!!!! No matter how tempted you are.
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benmcnelly
1.6 hrs
Posted: February 9, 2015
This paired with the oculus rift DK2 is a great example of where the tech is headed. Can't wait for the HMDs and Video to get higher res.
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