Welcome to the world of Mini Bowling! In this VR game bowling meets mini golf to create a totally new experience!
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Dec 5, 2018
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December 5

New Mode, Updates, Transition to Full Release, Additional Thoughts

Hey Everyone,

With the latest update, a new game mode was added! In the regular bowling lanes, an "Active Spin" mode was added. In this mode, you can control the spin on the ball after you release it by simply rotating your controller. This is certainly an easier mode for scoring well, but I find it to be a lot of fun.

Next, I added the ability for Oculus users to be able to snap-rotate 90 degrees left or right by pressing the thumpad in those directions. This should help players be able to orient themselves appropriately for 2 sensor setups. I did not include this for Vive or WMR users because I fear accidental touches on the trackpad, but if I get enough requests to add this functionality for those headsets as well I can certainly look into implementing it.

Another quick note, I reduced the maximum time per lane in Rush Mode to 60 seconds, because 99.99 just seemed a bit too long to me.

Today VR Mini Bowling transitioned from Early Access to Fully Released. While I will continue to look into ways to improve the game and implement feedback from players, at this point I have included all of the core functionality that I was looking to achieve in the game, which is why I finally made the transition (a bit later than initially planned, my apologies).

I know many of you have asked about an online multiplayer mode; I promise I haven't forgotten about this or ignored your requests. I never planned to include this in the game originally (this is a project that I work on in my spare time around a full time job), and so the game isn't really coded well upfront to adapt to a multiplayer mode. While developing my VR Curling game I started to dive into multiplayer, and since then I've been thinking of ways to include this in VR Mini Bowling. I still hope to achieve this at some point, but it still may be a while, and I don't want to promise it at this point in case it doesn't happen. This is why I transitioned the game from Early Access at this time.

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback so far and helped me improve the game. I look forward to hearing your thoughts going forward, and to continue to improve the game in the future!

Thanks,
Brian
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About This Game

Welcome to the world of Mini Bowling! In this VR game bowling meets mini golf to create a totally new experience!

Key Features:

  • 3 scoring modes
  • 3 courses with 10 unique lanes each
  • Traditional bowling lane with realistic physics (spin, oil patterns)!
  • 24 different bowling balls to choose from (16 unlockable)
  • Personal best statistics for each lane and scoring mode
  • Customizable Sound Effects
  • Customizable Pin Colors
  • Customizable Light Colors
  • Anti-Gravity Pins
  • Throw Force Multiplier

Global Leaderboards:

  • Leaderboards for all individual lanes
  • Leaderboards for best overall scores in each mode
  • Leaderboard for traditional bowling mode

Multiplayer:

1-4 Player local multiplayer

Standard Mode:

In this game mode, normal bowling rules apply. Try to get the highest score possible!

Stroke Play Mode:

This mode will put your skills to the test! The goal is to knock down all of the pins in as few throws as possible.

Rush Play Mode:

Speed is the key in this mode. Knock down all of the pins as quickly as possible! You get unlimited throws in this mode so fire away!

Traditional Mode:

Feel like changing it up and playing a regular game of bowling? Now you can! You can put spin on the ball to curve it down the lane, or even change the oil pattern on the lane!

Customizations:

Customize your experience! Change sound effects, room lighting, and pin colors! Play with anti-gravity pins, or apply a force multiplier to your throws for some extra oomph! (this is not always an advantage though......)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core i5-4590 or equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 330 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift Headset and Controllers Required
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core i5-4590 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 330 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift Headset and Controllers Required

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