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RTS Tower Defense for Oculus Rift

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The Oculus Rift sounds like a cool invention, but I have avoided it like the plague. If FPS make me nauseous, just imagine how I’d go full Linda Blair with the Oculus Rift! But now there’s a game that sorta makes me want to risk it.

Teddy Lipowitz has built a new game using an Oculus VR headset and his own “Hydradeck” control scheme. It is an RTS that lets you look down at the castle you’re defending against waves of attacking robots. When standing, the castle seems tiny, but as you crouch down the world scales until you are a tiny guard with a castle towering over you.ย As per normal tower defense, you can issue commands to the guards positioned on walls and towers, upgrade or get new units.

It may not sound like much, but it really looks awesome. I’m thoroughly impressed. Maybe it’s because I love tower defense games, but I also think this is my favorite use of the Oculus that I’ve seen thus far. Check it out in his demo video:

Last Updated: September 3, 2013

36 Comments

  1. No Longer SIR Twakkus

    September 3, 2013 at 14:03

    Well that’s not disturbing at all…

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  2. Hammersteyn

    September 3, 2013 at 14:05

    Hopefully this isn’t the ION header for the day.

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      September 3, 2013 at 14:05

      c’mon – she has a certain something about her…

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 3, 2013 at 14:06

        what the use of foul language with priests? EDIT no more photoshop for you!

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        • Her Highness the Hipster

          September 3, 2013 at 14:13

          what?! nooooooooooo!!!!

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          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 14:14

            the gods of photoshop look down apon thee Zoe you must offer a sacrifice, by obtaining Timster a Lazygamer t shirt then and only then shall you be set free

      • RinceThisandCochon!

        September 3, 2013 at 14:07

        She’ll certainly get heads… spinning?0-O

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 3, 2013 at 14:08

          the exorcist scared the shit outta me as a kid!

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          • Hammersteyn

            September 3, 2013 at 14:09

            And Arabians? trolololololol

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 14:10

            exactly! hearing those words just made me coware in fear!

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 14:11

            Hahahahhaha! You ‘prick’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Hammersteyn

            September 3, 2013 at 14:12

            Couldn’t resist mate.

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 14:12

            Oh no, that was good ๐Ÿ˜‰ Was referencing Gavin’s slamdunk from a while ago ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Hammersteyn

            September 3, 2013 at 14:14

            So very true.

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 3, 2013 at 14:12

            I fell asleep in the movie… It was boring as hell

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 14:12

            I was like 6 when I saw this…. Yes I guess that explains alot about me too ;P

          • RinceThisandCochon!

            September 3, 2013 at 14:13

            Probably too young? Watch again? I want to use the Oculus while playing Dead Space 1, man that would rock!

          • Unavengedavo (aka. Frik)

            September 3, 2013 at 14:16

            I was about 15 when I watched it the 1st time ๐Ÿ˜› I would love to play the 1st FEAR with the Oculus and a surround headset

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 3, 2013 at 14:18

            yes with better graphics though!

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            September 3, 2013 at 14:13

            yeah, i saw it at about age 8 and it did nothing for me… but at least i understood all the jokes in the repossessed! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hammersteyn

        September 3, 2013 at 14:08

        Just imagine going on a date with her. To whom am I dining with tonight?

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 3, 2013 at 14:09

          the devil!

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      • Hammersteyn

        September 3, 2013 at 14:22

        Speaking of Hipsters.

        How did the hipster burn his tongue?

        He drank his coffee before it was cool.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 3, 2013 at 14:24

          ROFL!

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 3, 2013 at 14:24

        something about her – projectile vomit?

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        • Her Highness the Hipster

          September 3, 2013 at 14:27

          you just don’t like her because of gag reflex issues…

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 3, 2013 at 14:28

            We all have our burdens to bear… ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. TiMsTeR1033

    September 3, 2013 at 14:12

    Imagine making movies with this thing! like interactive! demon bitch pops outta nowhere and smack and shake the shit outta her *COME OUT I SAY COME OUT SATAN!*

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 3, 2013 at 14:12

      Or playing Slender with it.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 3, 2013 at 14:13

        0_0

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  4. TiMsTeR1033

    September 3, 2013 at 14:22

    hehe

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  5. Umar Final Fantasy 15 Hopeful

    September 3, 2013 at 14:25

    Zoe has the best photoshop skillz on LG

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 3, 2013 at 14:39

      Simply amazing!

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      • Darth fancy pants

        September 3, 2013 at 14:53

        On her C.V. she should put down “have black belt in Photoshop”, Id do that if I had the program……

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  6. OVG

    September 3, 2013 at 14:39

    HEADER OF THE DECADE

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  7. Guest

    September 3, 2013 at 15:29

    That Tower Defence looks awesome, it seems the Oculus will work really well in any environment.

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