Are you afraid of heights? Take an elevator to our plank that’s sits 160m high above the ground, then dare to walk to the end! An experience made for first-time VR users. Plus, customise the settings to add a physical plank to your playing space!
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Why Early Access?

“On November 25th we'll coming out of Early Access and revealing a surprise update to Richie's Plank Experience. We can't wait to share it with you. Price will increase to $US15.99 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, if you are sitting on the fence about buying, or waiting for a discount, please purchase now, to avoid disappointment.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are aiming to have the experience out of early access early 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Additional features we want to include:

  • Optional feet tracking - using controllers
  • Mechanisms to reduce motion sickness when flying
  • Mixed Reality settings
  • Graphical Improvements

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Players can currently expect the following from Richie's Plank Experience:

  • A realistic plank walking experience
  • Optional real-world plank to VR plank mapping
  • Fly with rocket hands and put out fires from the Fire Deck
  • Paint the sky with a creative sky writing experience (Sky Brush)
  • Operator panel on the desktop to control the experience for users. For example, the operator can add Cake to the end of the plank. Press "M" to toggle the desktop menu.

Here's some things that are wrong or needs to be improved:
  • Small glitches in the road
  • Some buildings don't look "right" and need more variety
  • Buttons sometimes stop working. Requires a restart
  • Ability to adjust orientation while in VR mode
  • Motion sickness may be induced if you are prone to it.
  • Need an erase mode when sky writing.
  • You fall through some buildings. They need collisions enabled
  • A bunch more we probably don't know about.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes. The price is reduced during early access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We encourage feedback from the community. We have loved all the different ideas so far, please keep them coming!”
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November 16

Special Announcement and Price Increase coming 25th November




On November 25th we'll be revealing a surprise update to Richie's Plank Experience. We can't wait to share it with you.

This date also brings us out of Early Access, so the price will be increasing to $US15.99 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, if you are sitting on the fence about buying, or waiting for a discount, please purchase now, to avoid disappointment.
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September 20

A note from Toni. Richie's Plank is 1 year old today.

A little over a year ago, Richard & I sat at the table behind us in this picture and decided to work full-time on making a VR experience. We were newly married and probably still ‘living in a dream’ to think it was a great idea to both start working full-time in an industry that we had no experience in.
Today marks one year since we released Richie’s Plank Experience. I remember sitting at that table and agreeing “If we make 1000 sales by the end of the year we will consider continuing to build a VR studio”.

We originally planned to release Richie’s Plank Experience on 1 September 2016 until a few big bugs appeared and set our launch date back. We eventually got it working again and released it one year ago today and 5 days before we departed on our honeymoon!!

The day we released Richie’s Plank Experience we were fixated on the Steam store, waiting for our first sale. We were so excited and nervous. We would refresh the page every few minutes to see if the sales increased. Surprisingly, every couple of minutes we would make a sale. We were thrilled. On the first few nights of our honeymoon we were on our phones watching Youtube reviews from people around the world including Jacksepticeye and PewDiePie.

If you have followed our journey you will know we made over 1000 sales within the first week. So we made it official, Richard & I now were now going to make VR games as a family business.

So what have we learned one year later?
Today, we sat at the same coffee shop table. This year we were joined by Danny our talented 3D artist. Once again, We had planned to release Richie’s Plank Experience (out of early access) on 1st September. Once again, we have a few bugs that have stopped us from releasing the update. Today, we are 5 days from our first baby due date!!


We have learned one thing though. We value the support of the VR community and industry. We wanted to take a minute to say thanks to everyone who has supported us. The community on Steam, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube who have shared videos and provided feedback. HTC, Oculus, and Microsoft who have offered us help and amazing opportunities. The businesses using our experience for exhibits, events and arcades and anyone who has taken the time to try Richie’s Plank Experience. We really appreciate your support.

The past year has exceeded our wildest dreams! Thanks to you guys.
We desperately wanted to publish our latest update of Richie’s Plank Experience by now. We have made major graphical improvements and added 2 new features. We can’t wait to share it with everyone.

Once again, we are excited and nervous about releasing the next update and ask for your support and patience. Our next release will bring Richie's Plank Experience out of early access. The release date will depend on which comes first… all the bugs fixed or the arrival of our baby!
Wish us luck for another year. We can only imagine what we are in for in the next 12 months.
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Reviews

“The scariest fun!”
jacksepticeye

“I'm genuinely terrified”
Dan Harmon, Co-creator of Rick & Morty

“This is so cool (Flying in VR)”
PewDiePie

Special Edition

It's Christmas time! Ride Santa's sleigh and deliver presents. Available now. Ring the bell in the elevator to begin.

About This Game

Are you afraid of heights? Take an elevator to our plank that’s sits 160m high (525 feet) above the ground, then dare to walk to the end!

Richie’s Plank Experience was made to demonstrate virtual reality to our friends and family. It’s a short experience that all our visitors have reacted too - exhilaration, fear and laughter - it’s always surprising to see how each person reacts.

Use a physical plank for added immersion. Customise your plank dimensions in the settings.

We also have options to add spiders, cake or doughnuts to the end of the plank!

Includes additional elevator levels:

Fire Deck
If you want to know what it feels like to be a super-hero, here’s your chance. Use your controllers to fly around the virtual city. Extinguish fires that blaze throughout the city with a fire hose and rocket hands.

Sky Brush
A sky writing simulator where you can paint the sky different colours using your rocket hands as a paintbrush.

Available for Arcades on SpringboardVR
NOTE: The plank dimensions and orientation are customisable. If you want to use a real-world plank we have made suggestions on our website (use 'Manual' on store page for link).

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 960
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 518 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatable
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