Evolution of Gaming

Sunday, August 10th is the last day for you to attend the Evolution of Gaming exhibit at the Centre for Digital Media! The exhibit is open until 8pm today.  It's a very interesting with many retro games; it'll certainly bring you down memory lane if you are old enough! It is an interactive exhibit so you can actually play the games.

 "You died of dysentery" This is Oregon Trail.
There are tonnes of games available to play such as the old Super Mario Brothers, Packman, Pong, you name it. My favourite game found in there was Oregon Trail on an old Apple computer. I used to play it all the time in elementary school!

And if you haven't ever tried Oculus Rift (a virtual reality headset for 3D gaming), they have it as well! You are able to play as a giant ape, smashing down a building in Vancouver. It was my first time trying it out and it was pretty cool! It really make you feel you are in the game environment.

The game is based on the 1986 game, Rampage, where you control the ape to smash down building. In this Oculus Rift version, you ARE the ape.

 It uses a Kinect to detect your arm movements.

Then you just flail your arms around to smash the building in the game. This can be a little dangerous because you can't see the real world anymore and you may be tempted to walk around as well. Don't! Haha.

 Here the volunteer is watching the game play on the screen. There are duplicate screens because one is for your right eye and one is for your left; that is what makes the 3D immersive effect.

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1 comment:

George said...

Its sad I missed it. I really like your pictures and it sounded like you had a great time.

PS. I like reading your blog from time to time. Its a great read if you don't mind me saying :).