Exploring VR Gaming
An experience like no other! Virtual Reality (VR) immerses you into a world of gaming that’s so real, you may have a hard time coming back to reality.
VR Background & History
The best way to understand VR is to break it down into two parts. The definition of virtual is slightly ambiguous: think about it as something that doesn’t physically exist yet appears to. Reality, of course, is what actually exists. Combining the two basically means “seeming-reality.” VR gives us the ability to explore worlds that we might never get a chance to see in real life.
The idea of VR dates back to the 1800s, when artists began creating panoramic paintings to make the observer feel like they were completely immersed in the art. The goal was to fill the observer’s entire field of vision with the painting. Around 1930, the first flight simulator was created to allow pilots to practice their skills in an environment that felt similar to flying a real plane. In 1935, Stanley G. Weinbaum’s science fiction short story “Pygmalion’s Spectacles” effectively predicted modern-day VR technology. He wrote about a pair of goggles that allow the wearer to experience an entirely different world—including not only holographics, but different tastes and smells. Since then, small but critical advances in technology have allowed us to build on Weinbaum’s idea.
Fast forward to the 1980s, when NASA began working on VR concepts. The industry took a giant leap forward in 2007 when Google got involved. In 2014, Facebook bought VR headset manufacturer Oculus and Sony announced their idea for a virtual reality project. Enter VR gaming...
First Person VR Gaming
VR gaming offers the user a fully immersive, first-person perspective of game action. Think about playing your favorite video game, but then literally being dropped into that world as your own character. It’s that other-worldly sensation that sets VR apart from any other form of gaming.
At Nomads, you can escape into a number of worlds—from the soccer pitch and being a chef at a 5-star restaurant to deep space and more.
We’ll use the “Creed Boxing” world to offer a sample of what it’s like. For anyone who loves the “Rocky” and “Creed” spinoffs, you’ll get to test your pugilist skills as Adonis Creed, going up against storied characters in the “Rocky” realm, including Clubber Lang, Viktor Drago, Danny Wheeler, and more.
Once you slip the VR headset on, you’re Adonis Creed—in the ring, under the lights, surrounded by crowd noise. You face off against your opponent throwing every punch you’ve ever seen in a real fight. Uppercuts, hooks, haymakers, and blocks are all part of your repertoire. You’ll also get tagged (VR bonus: you won’t get hurt, but you will lose points). What makes it so real is that the game is designed to track and respond to your movements. If you throw too many punches and tire yourself out, the virtual ref will force you to take a time-out. Once you’re in Adonis’s world, you’re completely immersed. You experience a whole new world, one punch at a time.
Immerse yourself and your friends in a whole range of new worlds at Nomads Adventure Quest!
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