BIMA Awards

Connected Devices winner 2016

Get Vive Ready

by B-Reel, Google for HTC

Project information

To demonstrate the unique room scale movement of the HTC Vive, they created a bespoke WebGL browser based 3D game controlled by the player’s body movement, captured by having them sync their smartphone via websockets to the web experience, and utilising its gyroscope and accelerometer.

The challenge for the player was to fight their way through the various levels and villains by swinging, dodging, helicoptering and throwing haymakers in real life. Their movements translated to actions on screen in real time, creating a seamless experience that blurred the lines between real and virtual storytelling, with movement at its heart. The challenge was to complete the game and prove themselves ‘Vive Ready’.

Over 5,000 hours were spent interacting with the experience, with a peak at 60,000 visitors within a single hour and the YouTube films were viewed nearly 10 million times.

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