Nintendo’s Duck Hunt Looks Incredible in VR




/ 5 years ago

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Most of us played Duck Hunt when we were younger and had an absolute blast doing it. This renowned light gun shooter video game was developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment Console, and it was released in North America and Europe in 1985 and 1987 respectively. Now, it looks like a computer science student named Joseph Delgado has managed to create a special version of Duck Hunt that can actually be played using virtual reality headsets. The project was designed to work with the Oculus Rift DK 2, and it was created using a custom Python script that converts 2D pixels into 3D models.

As for the iconic Light Gun, its physical counterpart was swapped with a hand-tracking Razer Hydras controller complemented by a 3D printed base-station strapped to its head in order to minimize latency. Designed for Global Game Jam 2016, the game is actually a part of a 7-day challenge that becomes more and more difficult as the days go by. Joseph Delgado has provided more details about this VR version of Duck Hunt in a blog post:

“Ducks spawn at random spawn points placed behind bushes and tree branches so they can’t be seen spawning, and then fly around in a radial pattern around the field the player is in. Shooting a duck nets you 50 points, and each remaining shot at the end of the round nets you another 50 points. Each day you have a goal for ducks shot. If you miss that goal, it’s game over! If you manage to last all 7 days, you win the game. Pretty simple!”

If you want to see the game in action, all you have to do is watch the video below. Pretty impressive stuff, right?


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