Particle Powers

Description

Particle Powers is an exciting Virtual Reality game that lets you become the superhero you've always wanted to be. Using the Oculus hand-tracking feature, you can activate your powers simply by making gestures with your hands. From firing energy blasts to delivering powerful punches, the immersive gameplay of Particle Powers will make you feel like a true superhero as you take on challenges and new levels. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or new to VR, Particle Powers has something for everyone.

Design

Particle Powers is a Virtual Reality game that was developed to explore the capabilities of hand-tracking and gestures with the Oculus. The arcade-style gameplay and variety of powers available make it a unique and immersive VR experience, and the intuitive hand-tracking controls allow players to fully immerse themselves in the game and feel like a true superhero. My experiment was a success, as it turns out that using superpowers without a controller is not only fun but also adds an extra level of immersion to the game. Overall, Particle Powers is a must-try game for anyone interested in pushing the boundaries of VR technology and experiencing the thrill of using superpowers in a virtual world.

History

Particle Powers was originally created in 2016 as my first VR-enabled game using Unity. I was inspired by the Unity particle system and wanted to see if I could create a fun and immersive experience by allowing players to control different types of particles as if they were superpowers. The game received a fair amount of players and positive reviews, and it remained a memorable project for me.

Five years later, I returned to Particle Powers with the goal of revamping it and taking advantage of the new hand-tracking capabilities offered by Oculus. After months of development and testing, the game was finally released in beta on the App Lab and Sidequest Stores in December 2022. With all the new skills and experience I've gained over the years, I'm excited to bring Particle Powers to a new audience and continue to improve it based on player feedback.

Features

Hand-Tracking: Activating your powers is as easy as making a gesture with your hand. No controllers are needed.

Multiple Gestures: Each ability requires a unique gesture to activate, adding variety and depth to the gameplay.

Multiple Powers: Choose from multiple abilities to create your own unique playstyle. More to come!

Multiple Levels: Tackle different challenges and difficulties with each level sequence.

Multiple Enemy Types: Face off against a variety of enemies and hone your skills.

Tutorials: Learn about each ability and how to use your powers with the help of in-game tutorials.

Easily Extendable: The game is designed to be easily expandable, with the ability to add new powers, levels, and gestures to keep the gameplay fresh.

Made for VR Headset that Supports Hand-Tracking

Oculus Quest

Oculus Rift