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Hand tracking and virtual reality are both emerging technologies, and combining the two into a fluid and seamless experience can be a real challenge. In both cases, developers need to overturn many longstanding ideas that have served them well for traditional PC setups. It’s also an incredible opportunity – the chance to experiment and create in ways that […]

Over the next several weeks, we’re spotlighting the top 20 3D Jam experiences chosen by the jury and community votes. These spotlights will focus on game design, interaction design, and the big ideas driving our community forward.

From the creator of LICHT little adventure, Press Bird to Play made a big impression thanks to its evocative atmosphere and engaging mini-games, landing in 10th place. In today’s spotlight, creator Gerald Terveen talks about his old-school gaming inspirations, and upcoming work on a new title called VR Adventure.

Over the next several weeks, we’re spotlighting the top 20 3D Jam experiences chosen by the jury and community votes. These spotlights will focus on game design, interaction design, and the big ideas driving our community forward.

Created by Andrew Kostuik and Ed Wisniewski at NORCAT’s Immersive Learning Centre, The Crow made a big impression thanks to its beautiful aesthetic and rich open-world concept. You can download the 3D Jam alpha demo or support further development by purchasing the beta at thecrowgame.com.

Over the next several weeks, we’re spotlighting the top 20 3D Jam experiences chosen by the jury and community votes. These spotlights will focus on game design, interaction design, and the big ideas driving our community forward.
Featuring ambient music and beautiful visuals, Hammer Labs’ Otherworld takes you to a strange place where distant spirits stride in mile-long steps and magical puzzles wait to be solved. Available free for the Oculus Rift, Otherworld placed fourth in the 3D Jam. We caught up with coder Oliver Eberlei to ask about the project’s inception.

In the lead-up to IndieCade East, we’re spotlighting the top 20 3D Jam experiences chosen by the jury and community votes. These spotlights will focus on game design, interaction design, and the big ideas driving our community forward.

Recently updated with our official Unreal Engine plugin, Cherry Pie Games’ Hollow is a murky, mystical adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic horror tale. On horseback, you can explore a frighteningly familiar landscape where spectres haunt the edges of your vision. Hollow is available for Windows with optional (and highly recommended) Oculus Rift support.

Over the next several weeks, we’re spotlighting the top 20 3D Jam experiences chosen by the jury and community votes. These spotlights will focus on game design, interaction design, and the big ideas driving our community forward.

Ready to step into the darkness? In Dominic Ricci’s survival horror demo Observatorium, you’ve been sent to a strange building in the middle of the woods, ostensibly to retrieve something your friend left there. Observatorium is available for Mac and Windows from the 3D Jam site.

Are you ready to forge ahead with Unreal and the future of VR? Epic and Leap Motion have joined forces to create an official plugin for Unreal Engine 4. With this introductory Windows plugin, developers can quickly and easily add virtual hands to their games.

Right now, you can access the plugin directly from the Unreal 4.7 source code. Download the source from Unreal’s GitHub repository, build it, and start creating an amazing experience for desktop or VR! The plugin will also be bundled with future Unreal binary tool releases.

Over the next several weeks, we’re spotlighting the top 20 3D Jam experiences chosen by the jury and community votes. These spotlights will focus on game design, interaction design, and the big ideas driving our community forward.

Finishing in 12th place, Fiery Things’ Gooze is a survival horror demo based on a real abandoned hospital near Berlin. The game, available for the Oculus Rift, involves solving puzzles to travel from room to room – all while avoiding strange entities. We caught up with creator Daniel Wiedemann to ask about the real-life inspiration behind the demo.

Over the next several weeks, we’re spotlighting the top 20 3D Jam experiences chosen by the jury and community votes. These spotlights will focus on game design, interaction design, and the big ideas driving our community forward.

Finishing in 5th place, Storm Bringer Studios’ Magicraft lets you play as a powerful mage in a land of swords and sorcery. While Magicraft is designed with VR in mind, a desktop version is also available – download it from our 3D Jam site or from the Steam Community.

With just one week until our 3D Jam submission deadline, we’re hosting another Let’s Play session today! At 2pm PST, join us on Twitch TV to see the latest demos and chat with your fellow game lovers.

While we ran into some technical difficulties with our audio setup and framerate last time (sorry about that, folks!) we’ll be up and running with a much stronger rig. To set a reminder, subscribe here, and we’ll email you five minutes before the session begins. While you wait, here are last week’s 3D Jam Let’s Play highlights!