Are you a sailing enthusiast trying to decide which virtual reality headset to buy? At MarineVerse, we had a chance to try all of the modern VR devices and here is our recommendation for sailors:
Best mobile headset for sailors: Samsung GearVR
Best high-end headset for sailors: HTC Vive
Why? Let’s have a closer look at all the headsets and what we can do with them:
Thanks to the latest update to VR Regatta for GearVR you can now learn some sailing in virtual reality. Check out this gameplay video:
We’ve started working on porting MarineVerse sailing apps and games to HTC Vive.
Vive offers room scale, fully immersive environment. You can walk around the room, and position of your head, hands and body is tracked and represented exactly in a virtual world.
This technology gives fantastic opportunity to create immersive learning environment, much more so than Cardboard or GearVR.
Last weekend we’ve created 2 prototypes, by porting and adapting to Vive two of our GearVR products: “VR Regatta” and “Sailing Terms”.
Have a look at game play from “Sailing Terms”:
Taking advantage of the long weekend, MarineVerse team Greg and Olga organised internal VR + Sailing Jam.
TLDR: This is a 60s video about the sailing racing game we decided to create for GearVR.
Try VR Regatta sailboat racing game.
Four days of hard work and intense thinking :-)
This long easter weekend MarineVerse team is organizing and attending the first Sailing VR Jam.
Ok, it’s only 1 team and two of us, Greg & Olga.. but we are having a great time nonetheless ;)
This is a quick summary of our day 1.
Based on what you have asked for, we added a first person mode to our sailing simulator. You can now sit in a sailing boat and experience thrill of sailing while using your Google Cardboard :-)
Please see a short demo video:
You can find “Sail to Freedom for Cardboard” on Play Store and install it for free.
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