Storytrooper is a storytelling company that organizes immersive workshops for anybody who is interested in a good story. They asked The VR Storyteller and Unusual Renders to explore new storytelling experiences for the company using Virtual Reality.
Rock(et)ship is a location-based multiplayer VR act that can travel across events and includes wirelessly interconnected Android smartphones placed in Gear VR headsets. It involves a light-hearted mini story that can be enjoyed by all ages. The final iteration of the project can be seen as a first draft or starting point for a story-driven group experience that can be fleshed out once the hardware catches up in the coming year(s). Besides the development of a demo for the concept we also thought of fitting game mechanics, decor pieces, concept art, storyboards and custom 3D assets.
This is a 2018 graduation project by Bart Oude Elferink for the Bachelor Communication & Multimedia Design at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The project is a hands-on research about cooperation, social elements and the current possibilities of local VR multiplayer gameplay. It’s trying to tackle the challenges and restrictions that come with developing for mobile VR and synchronizing game states over a wireless network. Full details on the project can be viewed here.
Rock(et)ship, a location-based multiplayer VR act that can travel across events