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Laser Dance: Turn Your Living Room into a Laser Obstacle Course
Laser Dance is an exciting mixed reality game that transforms your living room into a challenging laser obstacle course. The game dynamically adapts to the size and layout of your living room, filling it with intricate laser patterns. Your objective is to navigate the room without getting hit by the lasers. Whether you choose to dodge, dance, or crawl, you’ll experience the thrill of being in a spy movie.
The game’s difficulty level increases as you progress, presenting more complex laser patterns. Developed by Thomas Van Bouwel, the solo developer behind the popular game Cubism, Laser Dance offers a gameplay experience that is easy to learn but difficult to master. Bouwel is known for his accessible design and excellent use of hand tracking in his previous game.
Laser Dance is designed specifically for mixed reality and has the potential to become a showcase title for the Meta Quest 3. This new headset supports color passthrough and room scanning, making it essential for developers to create innovative games that fully utilize these technologies.
Support for Big Play Areas
Laser Dance is a movement-intensive game that requires a larger play area compared to seated VR games. It utilizes virtual buttons placed on the real walls of your living room. According to the official FAQ, as long as the shortest path between the two buttons is at least 10 feet, you’re ready to play. The game scales with the size of the play area and can support a maximum play area of 32x32ft, making it even more enjoyable in gyms or similar spaces.
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Improved Gameplay with Upper Body Tracking?
With the Quest 3’s built-in upper body tracking, Laser Dance could potentially offer an even more immersive gameplay experience. This unique feature, which will be available to developers later this year, tracks not only the position of the head and hands but also the entire upper body. When asked about the possibility of supporting upper body tracking, Thomas Van Bouwel expressed excitement and acknowledged the potential impact it could have on gameplay. He mentioned that he needs to evaluate the accuracy of the tracking before deciding how to implement it.
Laser Dance is set to be released on the Meta Quest Store in 2024. Owners of Quest 3 or Quest Pro can sign up for a playtest to get an early taste of the game.
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Editor Notes: Exciting News for VR Gamers
VR Game News is thrilled to share the latest updates on Laser Dance, an upcoming mixed reality game that promises to revolutionize at-home VR gaming. Laser Dance combines physical movement with immersive gameplay, turning your living room into a thrilling laser obstacle course. With its dynamic adaptation to your living room’s size and layout, this game offers a unique and challenging experience.
Designed by Thomas Van Bouwel, the developer behind the popular game Cubism, Laser Dance showcases Bouwel’s talent for accessible design and innovative use of technology. The game’s compatibility with the Meta Quest 3, featuring color passthrough and room scanning capabilities, makes it a must-play for VR enthusiasts.
What sets Laser Dance apart is its support for big play areas. Unlike traditional seated VR games, Laser Dance requires a larger playing area. With virtual buttons placed on your real walls, you’ll need at least 10 feet of distance between them for optimal gameplay. If you have a spacious area or access to a gym, Laser Dance offers an even more exhilarating experience.
What’s even more exciting is the potential for improved gameplay with the Quest 3’s built-in upper body tracking. This unique feature, set to be available to developers later this year, can track not just your head and hands but also your entire upper body. Thomas Van Bouwel has expressed enthusiasm for this feature and its potential impact on gameplay. While the implementation is still being evaluated, it poses a significant opportunity for a more immersive experience.
Laser Dance is slated for release in 2024 on the Meta Quest Store. Be sure to sign up for the playtest if you own a Quest 3 or Quest Pro to get a sneak peek of this highly anticipated game.
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