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VR Coaster - Bringing Mobile VR to real Roller Coasters

ThomasWagner
Level 2
Hello everyone,

after one year of researching the combination of VR with real roller coasters, we've now revealed our patented commercial concept that will make this whole thing viable for a robust worldwide implementation. It mainly targets mobile VR devices and solves pretty much all of the common issues that usually came with public VR installations.

Check out our new video for the details:




Here's also a visual explanation of the whole concept:



At the moment, we are entirely focussing on the Gear VR. Developing for this device is great fun and it's really impressive what you can do on this hardware.
As we're concentrating on mobile hardware, we have also created all our 3D assets in a way that is suitable for mobile platforms. Our plan is, of course, to bring coaster versions of our Gamesmold mobile games to this system, starting with Spooky Hoofs 3D (that is still under development), Blood Roofs, Shadow Vamp and of course customized VR rides that will be created especially for the parks who will apply this system.

Together with our partner http://www.mack-rides.com, we've presented this system at the IAAPA fair in Orlando and we're already receiving enormous interest and support from the industry. So, I'm quite confident that you'll be able to test this amazing kind of experience on a roller coaster near you soon...   πŸ™‚ 

Also, feel free to follow us at Facebook: 
http://www.facebook.com/vrcoaster

And for more info, as well as some details on how this all started, check out our website: 
http://www.vrcoaster.com

Best,
Thomas
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HomerS66
Level 5
Will this be using the Gear VRs faster sensors and optimized code even tho it synchonizes wirelessly with the coaster or only the Note 4s sensors ala Cardboard?

neo1875
Level 3
Fantastic concept and just another example of the possibilities of VR, I look forward to trying this out. I'd imagine Universal Studios and Disney would be extremely interested in offering this kind of experience in their parks.

ThomasWagner
Level 2
"HomerS66" wrote:
Will this be using the Gear VRs faster sensors and optimized code even tho it synchonizes wirelessly with the coaster or only the Note 4s sensors ala Cardboard?


Yes, it uses the Gear VRs fast internal sensors.
Our hardware module that synchronizes the ride transports the information about where in the track the user is located.
So, as the applications are always based on the original CAD data of the real coasters, you are always at the right position in the VR world (and your vehicle always has the right orientation, independent of the head rotation).

mosley
Level 2
this is crazy. this will work.

...and im scared πŸ™‚

ThomasWagner
Level 2
"neo1875" wrote:
Fantastic concept and just another example of the possibilities of VR, I look forward to trying this out.

Thank you!
"neo1875" wrote:
I'd imagine Universal Studios and Disney would be extremely interested in offering this kind of experience in their parks.

Yes, they are... πŸ™‚

ThomasWagner
Level 2
"mosley" wrote:
this is crazy. this will work.

...and im scared πŸ™‚


Well, riding the coasters with the VR headset actually turned out to be even more comfortable than without...
We've created two pages about the things we've found out on our website:
http://www.vrcoaster.com/discoveries.php and http://www.vrcoaster.com/faq.php

ThomasWagner
Level 2
Hi again!

Here's a quick update that we're also participating in the Mobile VR Jam with one of our VR Coaster projects!

Check it out:
http://vrjam.challengepost.com/submissi ... vr-coaster

We are very excited about it! Hope you like it.
Video will follow soon.

Best,
Thomas

Anonymous
Not applicable
Nice idea.

Still dont know if I would enter a rollercoaster. :lol:
I tried one 30 years ago and I sweared to myself to never do this again. :shock:

drash
Level 7
I can't believe this is going to be a real thing. So awesome! I just read through your Discoveries and FAQ pages and I'm blown away by what you've uncovered and where this is going.

Good luck on the Jam!
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