Posts Tagged ‘Leap Motion’

All Fun And Games: Diplopia, A VR Game For Treating Eyes

By Graham Smith on November 26th, 2013.

Double your pleasure.

We’re still just scratching the surface of what the Oculus Rift can be used for. Diplopia, which has more than doubled its small IndieGoGo funding target with 48 days left to go, is a motion-controlled Oculus Rift game designed to help people with strabismus, also known as cross-eye. As reported by Polygon, it does that by helping re-train people’s brain so that it stops ignoring the weaker eye, and thus improves 3D vision.

Come watch the pitch video and see the power of videogames. Also it looks like a pretty fun first-person Breakout clone.
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Blue Estate Is A Motional Fringe Game

By Jim Rossignol on September 13th, 2013.


Blue Estate is a “dark comedy shooter” (but aren’t they all, in a way?) based on the comic, and designed to show off the Leap Motion controller. Leap Motion, in case you aren’t familiar with it, is a hand-tracking system, not unlike the good ol’ Kinect. Anyway, what’s interesting about Blue Estate is that you play Tony Luciano, a gangster with a black mop of greasy hair, and that hair occasionally flops in front of your face. Which suggests you must need to brush back your fringe with hand motions in the game? The trailer and other promotional clutter doesn’t make that requirement clear, but surely it MUST be the case. And if not WHY NOT.
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