Short Circuit VR is an electronics lab simulator in Virtual Reality. You can build your own electronic circuits with the components provided, learn basic electronics by completing challenges and just have fun while experimenting and making awesome projects!
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Positive (24) - 87% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 19, 2018
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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?

“Short Circuit VR is intended to be an educational tool for learning basic electronics.

We are currently planning on making a desktop version first so that it will be a lot more accessible for anyone who'd like to learn basic electronics.

That's why we are looking for people to interview and get to know how they teach/learn electronics and if there are certain problems they experience while doing that.

If you happen to be an electronics teacher, student, hobbyist, someone who wants to learn electronics or you know someone who would like to help us, please sign up with this Google Forms:
https://goo.gl/forms/ug5YAgNtX1dE2DK43”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are still not sure whether we can continue working on this project. The current approximate time for Short Circuit VR to be in Early Access is till December 2019.”

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

“We hope that the full version will be used as a helpful learning tool for students, teachers and hobbyists. There are a lot of fun ideas we would love to implement but we're not sure if we will continue working on Short Circuit VR yet.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“While there’s a lot that can change in the future, it currently includes the basic features we would like to see in our final version (build your own electronic projects, get feedback, complete challenges, …).
Please go to the "About This Game" section to see a more in depth list of the currently available features.”

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

“We plan to put a price on the versions after early access as we will add a lot more content.”

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

“Depending on your reviews, we will see what extra features we can possibly add in the next versions and set the priorities of features we are planning on adding. By doing this we know what the community wants and therefore create a quality product!

We encourage users strongly to leave reviews or use the google forms on our website: https://shortcircuitvr.com

We have also created a subreddit for all the questions and feedback concerning Short Circuit VR: https://www.reddit.com/r/shortcircuitvr/”
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. See the VR Support section for more info.

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December 28, 2018

New Update 0.3 (28 December 2018) - Rift Support + Improved UI

Hi guys!

We just released a new update with the rift support and some other changes such as a better UI menu and controller interaction, a whiteboard where you can find helpful information to complete the challenges and some other small changes.

We would like to thank all of you for giving us very helpful feedback!

During the last few weeks, we were doing some market research and it's quite clear that if we do want to continue making an educational app, that it should be a desktop version first before continuing further on the VR version.

Because of this, we probably won't update a new version of Short Circuit VR in the near future. If you are still interested in being part of the early development of the desktop version and want to help us test, give feedback etc., you can send us a mail (contact@shortcircuitvr.com).
We'll add you to our private test subreddit so that you can be a part of the team that helps us improve Short Circuit.

We are also looking for people to interview and get to know how they teach/learn electronics and if there are certain problems they experience while doing that.

If you happen to be an electronics teacher, student, hobbyist, someone who wants to learn electronics or you know someone who would like to help us, please sign up with this Google Forms:
https://goo.gl/forms/ug5YAgNtX1dE2DK43

Thank you for your support and happy holidays!
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Update Version 0.3 (28 December 2018)

  • Improved controller interaction
  • Oculus Rift compatibility
  • New UI menu
  • New tools menu
  • Added tutorial posters
  • Added whiteboard with challenge information
  • Physical lever to play simulation ('power on' mode)
  • Changed pushbutton, slide switch and potentiometer interaction
  • Changed wire length feature
  • Always show component info when hovering
  • Added 3 computer datasheets
  • Added teleport rotation
  • General bug fixes

About This Game

Short Circuit VR is an electronics lab simulator in Virtual Reality.

You can build your own electronic circuits with the components provided, learn basic electronics by completing challenges and just have fun while experimenting and making awesome projects!

For who is this game intended?
While Short Circuit VR can be used as a learning tool for young and old, it can be used by hobbyists and anyone who wants to experiment and build things with electronic components.

Main features


Spawn components
The player can spawn electronic components to build custom circuits. Here’s a list of components currently available:
  • Wires
  • Batteries (1.5V, 3V, 9V)
  • Resistors
  • Breadboard
  • Diode
  • LEDs (red, green, blue)
  • Slide switch
  • Pushbutton
  • Potentiometers
  • 7 Segment display (common cathode)
  • Photoresistor
  • Buzzers
  • DC motor
  • Protoboard



Receive feedback

Get information about circuit components values (voltage, current, voltage drop, resistance, …) when hovering over them with the controller. Easily detect errors in your circuit as you’ll get a warning when doing something wrong (short circuit, open circuit, too much current, …).



Complete challenges

The game includes several challenges to learn how to work with the basic components. Players will get a challenge description, a circuit diagram and some extra information to help them get started.



Whiteboard

Here you can find helpful information to complete the challenges.



Save your work

Short Circuit VR includes 10 save slots where you can save your progress in. It also gives you the ability to load save files from other users or save files downloaded from our website.


Import custom models

Users can import their own custom 3D models (.obj files) with a material. These models can be imported during gameplay to customise your projects.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590/AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 770 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590/AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 770 MB available space

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