My Oculus Rift Dev Kit arrived last week, and I'm planning to make it available for use at Expo. I'll be working through the next two+ weeks(!) to get as many things working as possible.
Right now I have the following games that work natively with the Rift and I don't expect much hassle getting them running:
- Team Fortress 2
- Half-Life 2
There are also some demos that will be available. I'll also work on getting others running under Verieo and VorpX (if their beta is ready in time).
As things become somewhat playable, I'll update the list of games.
Keyboard, mouse, and an XBox 360 game pad will be available for control options.
- If you do use the Rift during Expo, please take some time to reply to this thread with your experiences. The folks at OculusVR did me a favor in getting the dev kit to me early and I'd like to put an article together on the Expo Rift Experience.
- For maximum comfort, consider using your own headphones.
- It may take a minute to get used to the Rift. When first putting it on or removing it, it's helpful to keep your eyes closed.
- If you tend to get motion sickness, the Rift probably isn't for you. If you start to feel nauseated, stop. I'll try to have a bucket or something nearby just in case.
And now for the boring (but necessary) rules:
- If there is a problem, find me. Don't try to fix it yourself.
- Do not mess with the person at the demo station. The Rift is an immersive experience and startling people or otherwise disturbing them is just a dick move. Don't be a dick.
- No food or drink at the demo station at all.
- Do not change any system settings, install software, or otherwise mess with the system for any reason, even for lulz.
- Everyone else can see what you're seeing on the monitor that must remain connected. No porn. Think of the children (ANNES, THE BABY!)