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Virtual Reality with Hungry Sky: An Artistic Perspective on VR

Join local studio Hungry Sky as they share insight into creating Virtual Reality scenes from an artist’s perspective. After hearing about the process you will also get to see the results, with a live demonstration where you can jump into the virtual realist experience yourself.

FORM and Hungry Sky invite artists, programmers, designers and curious minds of Perth to join us in the discovery of virtual reality technology as a vehicle for art.
Exploring the process of collaboration between an artist and a programmer, this experience will walk the audience through the steps of creating a virtual artwork, uncovering the opportunities and limitations of this platform.

What: Virtual (Art) Reality: FORM Session with Hungry Sky
When: Saturday 19th August. 10am-12pm
Where: The Goods Shed, Cnr Shenton Rd and Claremont Crescent, Claremont
Cost: This is a free event with limited seats. Email to book yours.

For more details on this discussion of virtual reality, head on over to the facebook event page for this session.

Explore inside a Plant Cell with Virtual Reality, at Perth Science Festival!

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Shrink down to the cellular level, and explore inside a Virtual Plant Cell this weekend at the Perth Science Festival! This big microscopic adventure one of many FREE activities being held as part of Nation Science Week, and it was created by an excellent team of local experts from the from the AVRL in association with The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology.

Enter the Virtual Plant Cell and explore the submicroscopic inner world of a plant…in an immersive and interactive way, at Perth Science Festival!

What: Virtual Plant Cell, as part of the Perth Science Festival
When: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August. 10am-4pm
Where: (Pavillion 6) Perth Convention Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth
Cost: Free!

For more details, visit the facebook event or you can follow Virtual Plant Cell on facebook. To get in the zone for inner plant exploration, check out the trailer video below!

AVRL Virtual Reality Event, Presented by Stirfire Studios

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Delve into the world of virtual reality, and find out what it takes to create and release VR content thanks to AVRN. Meet local developers from Stirfire Studios as they talk about their experience creating a VR game, after which you can try out the PlayStation VRs and an Oculus Rift with Touch controllers yourself!

What: Jamming towards an Ensemble: Creating Symphony of the Machine
When: 
Tues 11th July 2017, starting 6pm
Where: 
UWA Monadelphous Integrated Learning Centre (upstairs), Northwest corner of James Oval, between Maths and Reid Library

Cost: Free! Plus free parking in UWA carparks after 5pm. Nearest: Car park 15, 3 & 18

Stirfire Studios will describe how they created one of the first Australian games produced for Sony’s PlayStation VR (PS VR). ‘Symphony of the Machine’ is a virtual reality puzzle game that allows players to regrow a destroyed landscape. Matt Dyet and Brendan Ragan will take you from the original prototype at the 2016 Global Game Jam through to global release on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PS VR.

For more information, visit the AVRL event page. You can also check out the video trailer for Symphony of the Machine below, to get an idea of the game Stirfire Studios created before you hear their presentation.

Symphony of the Machine sets out on Steam and Playstation VR

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Following months of testing and teasers, Stirfire Studios’ new virtual reality game Symphony of the Machine is out now on Playstation VR, and Steam (HTC Vive compatible, with Oculus coming soon). So get your mind in puzzle mode and prepare to while away the hours altering the weather.

Symphony of the Machine is a short puzzle game that really taps into the concepts of virtually reality. The game is kept simple, whilst the puzzles are tactical and challenging. If you are looking for a great VR puzzle game that should only take a few hours to complete, give this gem a spin.

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Feast your eyes upon their mixed reality trailer below, and check out their website for more details on the game. To leap into the landscape straight away, head on over to the PlayStation store or Steam.

Disclaimer: In the interest of transparency, please note that the author of this article is associated with this games project.

Get started in Virtual Reality, with the VR Bootcamp

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Interested in virtual reality but not sure where to start? Check out VR Bootcamp this weekend to get grounded in this new creative space and see where it can take you, thanks to FTI and Frame VR.

What: VR BOOTCAMP
When: Sat 29th April, 10am- 2pm
Where: Northbridge Piazza Community Room, Cnr Lake ST & James ST
Cost:  $85 FTI Members | $100 General
Tickets: via FTI Event Page

The VR Bootcamp is designed for beginners to virtual reality. We will introduce you to the fundamentals of VR: what it is, what it can do, and how it can be applied creatively and commercially. Learn from industry experts, Frame VR, and try the latest VR experiences on cutting-edge hardware. The VR Bootcamp will inspire you with ideas on how to apply VR to your artistic and business endeavours, and you will be ready to bring VR thinking into your own work practices.

For all the details head on over to FTI’s website.
Spaces are limited so be sure to sign up soon!

Grab Drowning Dungeons on Gear VR now

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Swing into action and get hour hands on Savage Cabbage‘s Gear VR exclusive Drowning Dungeon, which is available now for $4.49. Having honed its halls of death at previous Perth Games Festivals and Playup Perth events, you can rest assured that your untimely demise will not be the first there… and certainly not the last.

Every 5 years, the Lord and his wife Carine “invite” a guest to escape from their Drowning dungeon. Should the poor soul escape they will be granted their reward of freedom, however if they perish, their soul and life essence is siphoned through the magic of the dungeon to the Lord and Lady, extending their lifespan and allowing them to continue to rule with an iron fist.

If you think you are up to the challenge, simply find your way to Drowning Dungeon on Gear VR to begin the grim march to your end. Good luck, the odds certainly will not be in your favour.

Symphony of the Machine Coming Soon

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Ascend the tower, awaken an ancient machine, and breathe life back in

Stirfire Studios have now announced the official release date for their latest game, Symphony of the Machine, which will be available April 11! Update: Game will now be available on April 25th!

Originally conceived at Global Game Jam Perth in 2016, this VR game puts you in control of an ancient machine, solving puzzles as you attempt to restore life to a barren world.

Symphony of the Machine will be available for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. If you don’t have access to a VR device of your own the game will be available to play at this month’s Playup Perth on March 24.

You can find out more about the game by visiting their website, or following Stirfire Studios on Twitter and Facebook.

Playup Perth VR Special

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It’s that time again, where you can test upcoming local games at Playup Perth. This one will be all about virtual reality, and special guest Lisa Chu from HTC Vive will be visiting to check out the excellent games being made in WA!

What: Playup Perth VR Special
When: Friday 24th of March, 6 – 10pm
Where: The Nostalgia Box. Shop 3, 16 Aberdeen ST, Perth
Cost:  $7 FTI Members | $10 General
Tickets: via Eventbrite

Please note: This is an 18+ event only.

Games set to showcase so far include…

1.) Burning Candle Software‘s Boondoggle is a VR music visualizer built on its own small custom engine. It aims to use pretty shadertoy style ray-marching to make unique visual effects to music.

2.) Scott Ludlam‘s WA 2.0 is an experimental showcase of models, scenarios and possibilities for taking back our future.

3.) Smash It Out‘s yet to be titled multiplayer team death match.

4.) Stirfire Studio‘s Symphony of the Machine. An ancient machine controls the weather and its creators are long gone. You must perform the ritual and come to understand its workings to save your crops.

For more details on Playup Perth and their special VR event, head on over to their website. If you’re a developer and have something you would like playtested, be sure to email

 

Arcane out now for HTC Vive

Arcane out now on HTC Vive

Start the New Year off on the right foot by stepping into Offpeak Games‘ latest VR title Arcane, out now on Steam. Created by the same team that brought you Valiant, all you have to do is choose your weapon and get ready to fight!

You have arrived on a small island with nothing but a stack of magical weapons. A local warlock has been summoning elementals and causing chaos. You’re here to fight and brawl your way to the top of the island, restoring peace to this arcane battleground.

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So get your head in the game, ready your weapons, and prepare to take on waves of otherworldly foes! But first… visit their Steam page to get your copy of Arcane~

Symphony of the Machine set for Playstation VR & HTC Vive

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Having playtested Symphony of the Machine locally for a while now, Stirfire Studio have recently announced that their new game will be hitting the Playstation VR and the HTC Vive in Q1 2017!

An ancient machine controls the weather and its mysterious creators have long since disappeared. You must perform the ritual and come to understand its workings to save your crops. This is a calming, explorative virtual reality experience which emphasises serene, non-violent play over hair-trigger reactions.

This puzzling virtual reality game now has its own facebook page to keep you up to date, and you can check out the Teaser Trailer below~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2J2GbFCvuE?w=500&h=281