A downloadable game for Windows

Homeward is a seated virtual reality experience game created as part of my thesis during the final year of my Game Design university degree.

Developed for the Oculus Rift on PC and made in Unity.

Story

Exploring the themes of heartbreak and loneliness, Homeward takes you on a journey from losing one home to finding another.

Features

  • Experience a beautifully melancholic journey.
  • Seek a new home.

Homeward is presented in the Low-Poly art style.

Homeward was implemented in conjunction with the Virtual Reality Sickness Reduction tool (VRSRT) - a game design tool I researched, designed and built - which aims to provide developers of VR games numerous ways in which to reduce the impact of VR sickness on players.  Consequently, Homeward should be very comfortable to play and have low instances of VR sickness.

Let me know how your experience with Homeward and VR sickness went in the comments, please!

Controls

Oculus Rift & Oculus Touch controls.

Use the Oculus Touch controller to point at menu items.

Press "A" to select.

Press the "Start Button" to pause the game.

Specifications

The game was developed  on a PC with the following specifications:

OS: Windows 10

Processor: AMD FX8350

Memory: 16GB RAM 

Graphics: Radeon R9 390X 

DirectX: Version 11

Links

Assets from Broken Vector (https://assetstore.unity.com/publishers/12124).

Assets from Acorn Bringer (https://assetstore.unity.com/publishers/2136).

Install instructions

Firstly, allow content from unknown sources in the Oculus app:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your PC computer.
  2. Select Settings in the left menu.
  3. Select the General tab.
  4. Next to Unknown Sources, adjust the toggle and then confirm to allow content from unknown sources.

Then:

  1. Extract HomewardVR.rar.
  2. Run HomewardVR.exe.
  3.  Set quality settings to Ultra to play as intended.
  4.  Select "Play!" to play the game.

Download

Download
HomewardVR.rar 140 MB

Development log

Comments

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Thank you very much for playing the game!  I really appreciate it.