In his latest video, Paul Wiggin, founder and CEO of the world’s first electronic floor game maker, explains how to play with your feet and head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as Google Glass and HTC Vive.
“It’s like a miniaturised version of a game console,” he says.
“The game you’re playing is the way you would play a game on the real thing, except it’s much smaller.
So you can actually walk around the virtual world, and when you do, you feel more immersed.”
In the video, Wiglin explains how you can play games using your smartphone, with the help of the Leap Motion motion controllers.
“You can get up, grab a controller, turn around and play the game,” he explains.
“And the thing is, you can even play on the screen, as well.”
‘Hear my voice’ In the latest video by Paul Wigs, founder of the World’s first Electronic Floor Game Maker, Wigs explains how he has been working on a new floor game, which will allow gamers to experience virtual reality games.
“I want to hear my voice,” he said.
“Because it’s a real experience and it feels like I’m actually there.
I’m really happy with the quality of the experience.”
The video is a follow-up to an earlier video Wiggins released last year, which showed how to set up a room with an HTC Vive, Google Glass, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR headset.
“We’re trying to create a world where people can actually hear me, so I can speak to them and hear what they’re saying,” he explained.
The videos video, the “Hear My Voice” series, shows a group of people wearing headsets that are projected on the walls and floor of their home.
Each person is shown playing the same game, with a speaker on the floor.
The speakers emit a sound similar to a human voice, which they can hear, and they are able to respond to their surroundings.
“When you’re standing in front of a wall, your body feels like you’re walking through a real place, but when you look around you feel like you’ve been playing the game for real,” he told TechRadar.
“But when you move around, you’re actually walking around the room.”
Wigs believes the technology is an important step towards enabling the first-person experience of virtual reality gaming.
“Imagine walking through the real world and interacting with other people,” he added.
“Now, it’s possible.”
‘A new level of immersion’ When it comes to virtual reality, there’s no doubt that the experiences can be a great improvement over the real-world experience.
And this latest video from Paul Wiggins shows that the technology still has a lot of room to grow.
“There’s no question that we’ve moved beyond a single-person VR experience, to a whole new level where we’re able to be immersed in a virtual world,” he stated.
“For instance, if you’re wearing an Oculus Rift, it will make it feel like the world is actually inside your head, even if you aren’t in it.”
The experience is still very much in its early stages, with some players finding it to be a bit too real.
“My experience is so immersive that I can’t wait for the next generation of VR,” said Daniel.
“With this video, we’re demonstrating that we can achieve a more realistic and immersive experience.”
For Daniel, the latest demo was a big step up from the previous one.
“Since the first one I’ve been very satisfied with the experience,” he noted.
“So the next video is definitely going to make it a lot better.
I love it.”
Paul WIGINN: “A new day, a new generation” is published in the New York Times.