One of the great appeals of motion control is that it gives us an enormous feeling of power and control over our digital environment. But what if someone took that control away from you? For their Select 3D Jam submission, Chad Toprak and Yang Ho are developing a unique two-player experience for the Oculus Rift – dualcyon, a blind co-op puzzle experience.
In dualcyon, each player is equipped with a Leap Motion Controller and Oculus Rift, but there’s a twist: you can only see the interactions of the other player. Together, the players will have to communicate to solve puzzles and progress further in the game.
dualcyon is the brainchild of Chad Toprak and Yang Ho. Chad is a game designer and PhD candidate writing about the “new arcade,” as well as the co-director and curator of Hovergarden. Along with dualcyon, he’s currently working on Turnover, another local multiplayer game. Open Jammers in Melbourne will also know Chad as our hardware hub lead at the RMIT Design Hub.
Originally from Malaysia, Yang is a game designer and programmer who has worked on numerous experimental projects, including Bubble Popper and Cart-Load-O-Fun. In his spare time, Yang likes to make custom hardware, indulge in the latest tech gadgets, and review them on his site TechRodent.
What do you think of dualcyon’s concept? Who would you want to play it with? (Who would you not want to play it with?) Let us know in the comments or follow Chad and Yang’s progress at mrchad.itch.io/dualcyon.