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:
Very Positive (188 reviews) - 92% of the 188 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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Recent updates View all (14)

March 26

6 month celebration update

  • New light raytrace light baking

  • New static car

  • Car shadows

  • Better frame rate

  • Better street lights with light emission.

  • New aggressive rocket models and particle effects. Faster looking and better frame rate.

  • 2 New buildings.

  • New fire particles! Better looking and better frame rate.

  • Improved bloom effect.

  • PBR Plank Textures. Much more realistic looking.

  • Improved Elevator lighting.

  • Improved some concrete textures.

  • Road has cracks, puddles and detail.

  • Improved textures on close air con vents. One has a subtle drip. Drip. Drip.

  • Fog now has a slight blue haze. More realistic than the orange.

  • Elevator shaft now has subtle ripples in it. Really accentuates the feeling of speed as you fall past it.

  • Occasionaly, leaves fall from the trees.

  • Tree animations added.

  • More subtle lights around the main city square.

  • Player shadow is back.

  • Car shadows are fixed.

  • Bloom with forward rendering and AA now works.

  • "Fine Tune Mode" for Vive has been supercharged.
  • Oculus Touch support!
  • Easier VR plank setup. This is now the default setup option for Oculus.

  • Fixed minor VR menu bugs.

  • VR Menu pointer now works more reliably. It doesn't get blocked by elevator or pot plants.

  • Elevator buttons are now more reliable.

  • USABILITY: The color pallet for skybrush now works with less bugs.

  • Frame is a bit slow when flying sometimes.
  • Need better instructions for which buttons open menu and use hose / rocket
  • Santa Sleigh too slow and clips with air con vent sometimes.

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February 20

Glorious Atmosphere is Here

In this update:

Without Glorious Atmosphere

With Glorious Atmosphere (enable in App Menu Button -> Graphics -> Glorious Atmosphere)

  • Enable Glorious Atmosphere in App Menu Button -> Settings -> Graphics. It's disabled by default until more testing is done. Please report back if it doesn't work.

  • Now using Single Pass Rending.

  • Adjusted Color Correction

  • Custom sky writing message in the desktop menu is back.

  • The desktop menu now remembers if it was open or closed when game restarts. Press M to hide and show.

  • Settings now save properly.

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“The scariest fun!”

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

“This is so cool (Flying in VR)”

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

    • 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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