nDreams releases skydiving Oculus Rift demo

nDreams releases skydiving Oculus Rift demo
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

August 13th 2013 at 10:00AM

Death-defying aerial experiment is latest project for hotly tipped VR headset

UK studio nDreams has created a shock-inducing sky diving game for Oculus Rift.

SkyDIEving is an experimental demo that challenges player to risk their skin – virtually, at least – to survive freefalling from an aeroplane.

The stereophonic game is currently in an early phase of development, and the team has released a version for Rift owners – as well as those with regular displays – to offer feedback on.

“We want to make this thing into something amazing, astonishing, awe inspiring and other ‘a’ related adjectives,” said nDreams in its announcement about the game.

“Your input is going to be invaluable as we grow this thing. Is it a game?

“We sure don’t know yet, and that is the exciting thing about this. Seriously, we're tingling with the sheer possibilities.”

nDreams CEO Patrick O’Luanaigh has written a blog post for Develop about the experience his studio has had getting to grips with the Oculus Rift headset.

To download the demo, as well as compete in a competition nDreams is running for participants, visit the SkyDIEving website.

Image: nDreams / Twitter