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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Mostly Positive (15) - 73% of the 15 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 28, 2017
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October 31

Leaderboards coming soon!

To add a little competitiveness to the game we are adding in leaderboards! The update should be out before Christmas!
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October 24

Update 1.5.2: Additional Flight Physics Tweaks

  • Updated the game to make the flight physics behave even more realistic.
  • Updated the character animation so you can now see the pilots hands while in first person mode, giving a better sensation of flight.
  • Made first person mode default while in VR!
  • Updated the launch pad of all 3 levels so it's easier to launch, and people don't get confused and go in circles.
  • Updated mouse flight mode to behave smoother.
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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 either in 1st person mode or 3rd person mode:

  • 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.

There are also 3 modes you can start the game:
  • Launch Arcade Edition in Steam VR Mode - This is designed for Virtual Reality Arcades. It gives you control options only designed for VR. This mode also has your score displayed on the external monitor for onlookers to watch you play!
  • Launch Home Edition in Steam VR Mode - This is designed for play at home. There are 4 control methods including Mouse and Xbox controller. This mode does not have score displayed on the monitor.
  • Play Glider Island - If you wish to play without VR at all...


    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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