Virtua Walker '87: technostalgia for a walking sim from an alternative past

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Abstract

Virtua Walker ’87 is VR walking sim that makes use of a step-based controller for input. Players view the game world using the Gear VR headset, which they can use to look around. Movement is controlled by walking on the spot, with force sensitive resistors picking up player steps and translating each step into a single step in the game. The game is conceived as a piece of technostalgia from an alternative past, and was created by academic staff at Abertay University as part of Global Game Jam 2017.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events
Subtitle of host publicationICGJ '17
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages44-45
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781450347976
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Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2017
EventSecond International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events - GitHub, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 26 Feb 201626 Feb 2016

Conference

ConferenceSecond International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period26/02/1626/02/16

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Sloan, R. J. S., & Robertson, P. (2017). Virtua Walker '87: technostalgia for a walking sim from an alternative past. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events: ICGJ '17 (pp. 44-45). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/3055116.3055126