So how high are these expectations? IDC predicts that the virtual and augmented reality market will dramatically expand from just over $9 billion last year to $215 billion by 2021. That incredible 118% compound annual growth rate would make VR one of the fastest-growing industries on the planet. Thre are many advantages if VR gaming --2. 1.Little/no risk 2.Safe controlled area 3.Realistic scenarios 4.can be done remotely saving time and money 5.Improves retention and recallSimplifies complex problems/situations 6.Suitable for different learning styles 7.Innovative and enjoyable
As we find ourselves almost halfway through the year, questions still remain about VR and the video gaming industry. Although 2017 didn’t live up to the predictions, VR gaming has learned a lot and come quite a way since it began back in 2014. As brands continue to test and experiment within the VR realm, the arms race will continue to create the best product and experience for consumers.
What it does
Desert shooter is a multiplayer virtual reality game that allows users to play against the computer or their families or both! you can use it on iOS, Android.
How I built it
It is built on Unity3D, on top of Photon PUN and GoogleVR SDK, Echoar. It is also integrated with Google Firebase. All the assets are stored in echoar cloud.
Challenges I ran into
Integrating echoar and unity, the development of virtual reality game and networking. As I had to run the game on my phone to record the gameplay the output video on youtube is a bit blurry.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
This is our second cloud-based game, which reduced the size of the application enormously. from Scratch. I developed a few of the UI elements and game assets. I feel the User-Interface of the app and the effects are pretty cool.
What I learned
VR development is real FUN!! and there are a lot of API and SDK that unity supports, development of cloud-based applications. Personally I feel echoar unity SDK helped us a lot, as the assets don't need to be there in the scenes rather show up on calling through the key.
What's next for Desert-Shooter
I want this game to be a cross-platform game and hence our next step would be to make the web version of it, plan on releasing it to production so that users can have an immersive experience of modern gaming techniques.