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  • GearVR sailing - VR Regatta

    Exciting news: Along with launch on Steam, VR Regatta has been approved “for keys” on Oculus store.

    With the beta key for VR Regatta, you can now access the game from you Library on GearVR and easily get updates as we ship them.

    What’s coming for VR Regatta on GearVR:

    • Improvements, polish, bug fixes
    • Integration with Oculus API - Leaderboards, Achievements etc.
    • Multiplayer
    • Maybe cross platform multiplayer with HTC Vive version (and you can actually control the boat as opposed to Google Cardboards guys stuck flying seagulls ;))

    You can help in bringing sailing to GearVR - let us know you are interested in providing feedback and beta testing by contacting us at [email protected] and we will send you a special access key.

    VR Regatta

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  • Shipping on Steam

    Celebrating VR Regatta launch on Steam next week, we’ve created a series of short tweets showcasing some of the gameplay:

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  • VR Regatta comes to Steam on 1st of June

    Room scale virtual reality sailing comes to Vive on 1st of June! What a time to be alive :-)

    VR Regatta on Steam

    See VR Regatta Steam page.

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  • User testing VR Regatta

    Try VR Regatta and give us feedback!

    VR Regatta is a sailing game we are building for GearVR.

    VR Regatta

    This blog post will tell a short story of our journey so far, sharing what tests we have done and how the game evolved based on feedback.

    First of all a big THANK YOU to everyone in the community who helped us so far, giving up their time and offering feedback on how to make the game better. We really value and need that help.

    This article is mostly relevant to indie devs moonlighting on their VR projects, but hopefully everyone will find something interesting here.

    TLDR: VR User Testing tips

    • Upload to SideloadVR and ask for help on reddit.

    • Enable Unity Analytics.

    • Show your work on meetups.

    • Video record gameplay during tests.

    • Playtest yourself.

    • Consider a 3rd party service, like FISHBOWL VR.

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  • Best VR headsets to buy in 2016 as a sailor

    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

    Best VR for sailors

    Why? Let’s have a closer look at all the headsets and what we can do with them:

    VR headsets comparison

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  • Take sailing tutorial in virtual reality

    Thanks to the latest update to VR Regatta for GearVR you can now learn some sailing in virtual reality. Check out this gameplay video:

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