Experience the outdoors through the Virtual Reality world. The fastest growing, billion dollar earning industry, has more games and gadgets coming out to give the best of experience to every player. There is no stopping the dynamic momentum of game development as it is quickly rising to the growing demand for VR. Players are given a life like-experience that extends far beyond reality. Nowadays, there’s no need to go out from the comfort of your own homes just to learn a new sport at the park or sports club. The VR industry also continues to broaden its horizon for professional use as it creates specialized innovations and advancements geared toward educational purposes of enhanced kinesthetic learning through games. Using motion detection and bodily movements, you can now train yourself and have fun through VR.
A key selling point in VR is that it creates you a space for movement. Take for example the newest sports game Periodonica .This is the first game developed by Jumping Llamas, an independent game developer based in Stuttgart, Germany. It’s considered as the new Wii sports of HTC Vive. It’s a multi-player game that includes sports like baseball, bowling, archery and frisbee. The game enters you into unique landscapes such as underwater environment for bowling and on top of a mountain for archery. Just like any real world sports, it will also bring out the competitive spirit in you as you try to beat your opponents to win the game. It’s nice to take the challenge and beat your friends in this VR game. It requires a play area of least 2m x 1.5m, HTC Vive headsets and tracked motion controllers. Here’s how you can play the game: for Archery, the player should hit the target to get a high score, for Baseball one has to hit the ball avoiding to reach the other side of the pit, while for Bowling the player should hit all the pins and avoid the sharks and marine creatures, for Frisbee just throw your best shot to score as the wind distracts you. The game comes with free “Olympia-DLC” pack containing Curling, Golf and Handball and Tennis. Yes, it’s free just the same with the real game itself, but what makes it more challenging is the setting in an unusual playing field. According to the game developer, additional sports and multiplayer features will be added as the game progresses. The game also has good reviews and a five star ratings from its users.
VR continues to bring outdoor environments near you. Simulating games and even human instinctive strategies, it’s now reaching far beyond entertainment. Slowly becoming more interactive than ever, it also entails movement, strategic thinking and utilization of skills. Whether you’re trying to win a game against the computer or a race to the top with your friends, learning has never been this innovative. No wonder more and more game developers are leaning towards the educational use for VR. It’s a whole new take on the outdoor learning experience.