Put your VR gliding skills to the test in 3 vibrant landscapes each with their own magical looks and feel. Collect all hoops placed around each island before time is up. Use your rocket boosters to keep from falling from the sky and avoid the dangers each map tosses your way!
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September 14

Hang Glider Simulator! At Seattle MoPop this weekend.

Hi Pilots! We got some interesting news! We will be showcasing our first prototype of a Hang Gliding Sim using Glider Island. If you happen to be in Seattle be sure to check us out at the Seattle Mini Makers Faire (Sept 16th, 17th). Here is a YouTube video of what we created: https://youtu.be/0tRcnAFdQGc

We hope to get a more consolidated/ prettier contraption created and shipped to various arcades in the near future, but this is a good step forward. Be sure to follow on Twitter @5DRealities and GliderIslandVR on Facebook for the latest news and video from the event!

Thanks,
Joey
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August 30

1.3 Major Update! (VR Arcade Mode)

We have spent the last 2 months polishing the user experience of Glider Island so we can get Glider Island in VR Arcades around the world! When you start Glider Island you will now see these three options:



If you start it as a “Normal User” you will get all the normal menu options including Xbox Controller Mode, and Mouse Controller mode. When you start in "Arcade Mode" everything is VR exclusive. This mode is meant for people who have purchased the Steam Site Licensing and will be showcasing the game in VR Arcades. Also in Arcade mode the score will be visible on the computer monitor so people watching can get an idea of how well the player is doing as they stand behind them.

On top of the new VR Arcade mode we have spent lots of time adding new features to the game. Most of them have to do with improving usability. Here is a list of all the new features:

-User now starts directly at launch pad instead of menu:
Before the user had to go through 3 steps to enter the glider which was time consuming and confusing. We now reduced it to 1 step!

-New improved way of entering the glider:
Before the user would have to repositioning themselves to grab the handlebar of the glider which was extremely frustrating for some. Now all the user has to do now is sit up straight and press both triggers and the glider will snap to their position!

-New and improved UI:
We redid the graphics showing the controls for the glider as well as the how to play the game.

-Oculus Rift Hand Controllers now supported:
We made sure if you are using the Oculus Hand Controllers in Steam VR everything works and you get the correct UI/ graphics.

-Much improved hand controller flying mode:
This has been totally reworked! We found people would get disorientated because they would end up upside down or crooked. We now simplified this mode so you can no longer get upside down or disoriented. Also the hands are now tracked based off of your heads position, so moving both your head and hands has an effect. So far we have heard people love the new hand controller steering!

-3rd person mode and 1st person mode:
The new version now has a fully animated character attached to the glider. So flying in 3rd person mode is more realistic and what you would find in real life. When you enter 1st person mode the camera snaps to the position of the characters head. So you get a first hand experience of what the glider pilot would actually be seeing.

-Coming soon:
The next month will be spent creating achievements and leaderboards. We really want to get more of the Steam community involved so we will be adding a monthly tournament mode with prizes at the end of each month. Also looking to have custom leaderboards for Arcade Mode! More on this to come!

We have been demoing Glider Island around Seattle and each time improving the gameplay from what we learned. Here are some pics/ videos of events we have been at. And be sure to follow Glider Island on Facebook and Twitter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SLQbJIG4XQ


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Introducing Arcade Mode

The latest version has an Arcade mode for Virtual Reality Arcades! If you wish to sell this experience in a VR Arcade setting be sure to purchase Glider Island on the Steam Site Licensing Program. Thanks :)
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3303-QWRC-3436

About This Game

Welcome to the ultimate VR flying game! Your objective is to collect all the hoops placed on each of the 3 islands within 10 minutes. Use your rocket booster to gain speed and keep from falling from the sky. Add rocket fuel by collecting the blue spirals placed around each map. You have limited booster so be careful with how much you use and when you choose to collect the blue spirals!

There are 3 maps and each map comes with unique scenery, soundtrack and surprise event. You much complete each map sequentially to unlock the next map. The first map is Forest Island with 150 hoops and every two minutes a thunderstorm occurs and you must fight the wind. The second map is Volcano Island with 175 hoops and every two minutes a Volcano erupts and you must dodge lava bombs! The Last Island is Desert Island with 200 hoops and every two minutes a Dust Storm occurs and you must fly with limited visibility and wind.

Plot your course carefully to try and collect all the hoops in the fastest time possible. You will earn Bronze, Silver or Gold depending on how fast you complete each level.

Glider Island is designed for Virtual Reality but can be played perfectly fine without it too! There are 4 ways you can choose to control the glider:

  • Vive/Oculus Hand Controllers: Use your hands to grab the glider and control the glider through your outstretched hands!
  • VR Head Movement: - Move your head up, down, left and right to control the glider, this way is a little easier and causes less motion sickness.
  • Xbox controller: (No VR Required) - Use the Xbox controller to steer the glider while looking around with your head.
  • Mouse Flight: (No VR Required) - Simply use your mouse and keyboard. This is the easiest flight method and does not require a VR headset.

BONUS*: FREE ACCESS to Glider Sim Prototype! This is a much more simulated hang glider experience also developed by 5D Realities. It is a work in progress and will most likely be our next VR title on steam. You can learn more here: http://steamcommunity.com/games/500110/announcements/detail/563351089224178004

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: 4+ cores
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 980 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
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