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The first Oculus Connect was great fun!  I met new people and talked about our favorite subject.  Ironically, travelling to California allowed me to meet more VR people here in Toronto.


There were some great talks by icons of the game industry.  It wasn’t possible to attend all sessions as many went on simultaneously.  I look forward to watching the videos.


On Saturday night, I gave a demo of Here Come The Dead to the Oculus Developer Relations group.  I had rewritten the demo using UE4 during a 3 week crunch to get it ready for DK2.  As I was the last to demo for the night, I was able to make use of the conference hardware to show off my demo level to some other attendees until they kicked us out.

Oculus Connect 1 was a great opportunity to talk with like-minded people, and I really feel energized about continuing work on my games.  I look forward to the next Oculus Connect!


Available now on the Leap Motion controller store Airspace is Gnometech’s latest game, Motion Hockey!

With the Leap Motion Controller, use your hand to control an air hockey paddle and start racking up the goals. Multiple game modes and puck designs options allow for greater depth and replayability. This arcade classic has never been this fun!


  • Top Score provides Classic gameplay content as you battle it out to reach the set score first and take the match!
  • Speed Run pits players against the clock in a scoring frenzy.
  • The Practice Arena gives you a place to sharpen your skills.
  • Three different difficulties.
  • Go beyond the circle! Triangular pucks add a whole new angle to your Air Hockey strategy.

Purchase this game now on airspace.


On March 17, 2013, a coronal mass ejection (CME) sent two days earlier reached the Earth. The resultant geomagnetic storm produced a brilliant aurora borealis display for the northern latitudes. Now you can see this event as viewed from opposite sides of the Earth as if you were there through the power of the Oculus Rift andTorque 3D (may also be used without the Rift):

Aurora Borealis Demo 1.2

Here’s what the Aurora Borealis demo looks like when connected to the Oculus Rift:

April 22, 2013 Update: My video for this project has just been honoured by being put on the Canadian Space Agency’s YouTube favourite video list:

Very exciting!

(Continue reading about how this was made…)

Rift Valley Demo Game Logo

Following up the Leap Motion controller and Razer Hydra controller support in the first quarter of 2013, David Wyand has now integrated Oculus Rift DK1 support into Torque 3D.  As part of this work we put together a simple test game called Rift Valley which you can see in action here:

Follow the path in the valley and see what awaits

Be sure to check out both the outdoors and indoors

In this game you control a soldier from a first person point of view as you explore a small valley.  All artwork (other than the soldier) was done by Ron Kapaun of 3TD Studios and has been generously donated to the Torque 3D community.  Other than requiring an Oculus Rift, you may use either a Xbox360 gamepad, or a keyboard and mouse to move around the valley.

The Rift Valley demo game is available for download and play with the Oculus Rift.  You may find out more at GarageGames.