Student Turns ‘Duck Hunt’ into a Virtual Reality Experiment | Redux Reports | Duck Hunt Virtual Reality

Screen Shot Duck Hunt VR Virtual Reality


Student Turns ‘Duck Hunt’ into a Virtual Reality Experiment | Redux Reports | Duck Hunt Virtual Reality


A computer science student has given us the version of Duck Hunt the world has always wanted (minus the ability to finally give that laughing cartoon dog what he truly deserves).


Joseph Delgado, a 21-year-old student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, used his programming wherewithal and an Oculus Rift developer kit to morph the 2D Nintendo Entertainment System light gun game into a fully 3D virtual reality experience.

It took some doing, morphing the 2D graphics into 3D versions and even using a 3D printer to create a custom head mount to ensure the aiming accuracy of his controllers.

The result is a pretty awesome entry into the Global Game Jam 2016 that Delgado says he means to release for free and port to the HTC Vibe VR headset. You can read more about the process of making the game on Delgado’s blog.

This True American Hero Built a VR Version of Duck Hunt

Few words of caution:

This was a solo project made in 24 hours for Global Game Jam 2016.
In my opinion, it’s pretty boring, even when the difficulty ramps up. I made this because it was a manageable/polishable/cool idea for a single person to make in 24 hours.
Shoot the door to leave the skeet shooting minigame and shoot ducks.
You have 3 shots per round, but there are multiple ducks per round once day 3 starts.
There is no real lose condition.
Runs on the HTC Vive. I removed support for the homebrew NES zapper hardware and replaced it with the Vive controller.

There’s no locomotion, the game is designed to be played in any sized space without having to move around. It was demo’d at various events for my school, promoting our CS department as an example of something you could make during Global Game Jam, and so it’s been simplified a bit since I originally created it so people understand it right away. Shilling for NJIT makes me want to cry, but introducing prospective students to gamedev is worth it, ay?

Download: Direct Link / Mega Mirror


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