Experience the adrenaline of hang gliding in VR! Compete for the high score to win Monthly Prizes. 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 tossed your way!
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Apr 28, 2017
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February 10

Version 1.8 And February Tournament Details

Ok, so another major update out here. Some of the updates include:

Updates:
-New Look to the Home Screen! Soaring through the clouds ;)
-When you first start the game it now shows you the Tournament Details. So everyone knows what the prizes are for the month.
-Update to the Leaderboards. The leaderboards will only show your top score for the month! So this means you can only win once per map. Sorry aboogieman haha ;) I am sure you will still get first place though.
-People from Viveport will soon be able to join the Tournament.
-Rocket Booster update! Now the rockets are separated, so when you press the controller on you left controller, the left booster will fire. In turn this causes you to turn slightly to the right. So if used correctly can help you make sharper turns for example.
-More updates to the flight physics. The booster had a lot of strength going up, that now has been fixed so gravity acts on you even while boosters are active. This might make things a bit challenging. Feedback would be interesting to hear here.
-New Voice Over from a professional voice actor!
-All new Music!
-New harness for the character! check it out in 3rd person mode!
-Probably a couple more tweaks I can't think of here.

Tournament Detials:
Welcome to the February Tournament!

1st place on Volcano Island will win $25 Amazon Gift Card.
2nd place on Volcano Island will win $15 Amazon Gift Card.
3rd place on Volcano Island will win $5 Amazon Gift Card.
4th place on Volcano Island will win 2 Free Steam Copies of Glider Island.
5th place on Volcano Island will win 1 Free Steam Copy of Glider Island.

Good luck!

Tournament ends February 28th 24:00 UTC Time. Winners will be announced next month.

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February 1

Update 1.7 Released, Tournament Winners, and More!

Ok, so looks like aboogieman just won every prize for the January Tournament haha. So he will be getting a lot of Steam $$ sent his way.

Leaderboard changes are coming soon. There was so complications with getting it to work correctly so delayed the leaderboard update for now.

But on the bright side you will notice many new things in the version 1.8 update! The update mainly address ease of use for new comers and arcades. But there is also an added "Advanced Flight Mode" for the more advanced users! Here are some of the new features:

  • New "Basic Mode" and "Advanced Mode". Basic mode is for new comers. you cannot do barrel rolls, flips or go upside down in basic mode. On the contrary, you can do all those things in advanced mode! Please let me know what you think about this added feature!
  • New video tutorials to clarify things more clearly.
  • New audio instructions to also help out the new comers. Note you can turn the audio instructions off by using the options menu to your right on the main menu.
  • New wind effect!
  • New booster effect!
  • Updated flight physics. You might note gravity might be a tad stronger now ;)
  • New warning if you have your hands in the wrong position!
  • Slight graphic updates.
  • Ability to launch the game outside of Steam.
  • You can now adjust your camera in 1st person mode!
  • Removed launch options to only start in SteamVR mode. If you wish to play outside of VR please follow these instructions: http://steamcommunity.com/app/500110/discussions/0/1699415798762148202/

Hope you all enjoy! The new leaderboards are coming soon and the prizes will be posted once they are in play - by the first week of February!


Thanks, Joey - Main Dev
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About This Game

Glider Island VR is a skill based hang gliding game where your objective is to collect as many hoops as you can within 10 minutes. You must keep airborne by using your rocket booster attached to your glider! You can add rocket fuel by flying through the blue spirals randomly placed around each map. You must plot your coarse carefully and watch out for the obstacles each map throws your way. You have limited booster so be careful with how much you use and when you choose to collect the blue spirals! Note - we have had a lot of requests for rising air thermals. This will come in a later update in spring 2018!

Monthly Tournaments

Each month we host a tournament and the top winners will receive prizes such as: Steam Gift Cards, Amazon Gift Cards, and Free Steam Keys. See Latest News for monthly prize info! Keep track of your scores on the in-game leaderboards. Note, if you collect all the hoops before time is up you get an additional time bonus score for completing early, that is why you see some people with very high scores.

Beautiful Maps and Scenery

There are 3 maps and each map comes with unique scenery, soundtrack and surprise event. All maps now unlocked on purchase. 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. We are constantly updating the game so expect the scenery to be updated often.

Multiple Control Methods

There are two main ways to control the glider. VR Hand Controllers or VR Head Movement. Each has their own perks. Hand Controls allow for more precision flying but causes your arms to get tired where Head Controls is more intuitive and causes less motion sickness. We also support flying with the Xbox controller or Mouse/ Keyboard if you are so inclined to used those as well.

Basic and Advanced Flight Mode

We noticed there are two types of people. The ones who just want to experience the sensation of flight without getting too disoriented and the more hardcore users who wish to preform more advanced maneuvers such as flips and barrel rolls. Basic Flight Mode is for people who don't want to end upside down while Advanced Mode is for the more hardcore users who wish to perform all kinds of crazy maneuvers...

VR Arcade Ready!

We support Arcades! If you own a location based arcade you can licence Glider Island via Springboard, SynthesisVR, Viveport, or through Steam Site Licensing Program.
Available for Arcades on SpringboardVR
Available for Arcades on SythesisVR

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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