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!
User reviews:
Overall:
Very Positive (208 reviews) - 89% of the 208 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 19, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe we have made something that people will enjoy, and we can't wait for you to try it. The experience has a few bugs and we will continue to fine-tune it. We have planned additional features and improvements, we would like the support from Early Access users to provide feedback and help us create something exciting.”

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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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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Recent updates View all (18)

June 7

2 Dead Bugs

Fixed bug which meant user sometimes fell through the ground.

Gravity is adjusted in a more natural way when flying now.

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June 6

7 Dead Bugs

Bugs Fixed
  • Mixed reality is working again.

  • Cake can be picked up with the trigger again. Mmmm. Cake.

  • Fires are now neverending again. Car fire is back!

  • If you fall off the plank, the app menu buttons are temporarily disabled. This stops accidental game menu opening when in panic mode. When demoing, we also recommend enabling arcade mode in the steamVR console to also disable system button.

  • Rotating plank in VR setup mode doesn't move the start position anymore.

  • Warp to Ground is now "Go to Ground" and easier to press.

  • Drop down menu for selecting cake has a mouse color highlight.

Graphics Improvements
3 new buildings

Higher quality detail and lighting near the plank.

Current Issues
Need feature to reset VR ground level

Terrain textures are broken

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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.


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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Very Positive (208 reviews)
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