alone at sea kon tiki demo (Update DK2, 0.4.1)

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alone at sea kon tiki demo (Update DK2, 0.4.1)

Postby Agua » June 5th, 2014, 10:31 pm

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Alone At Sea.
Float on a raft and experience the solitude and isolation of an open ocean.
Explore the raft from the famous Kon Tiki expedition.
Climb the ladder into the crows nest.
Turn on the radio for appropriate background music.


UPDATE (August 12, 2014):
DK2 version now available for Windows and Mac, SDK 0.4.1.

Notes: there seems to be issues with positional camera location and in-game player height. Pressing "r"
will center camera and may alter player scale depending on where your camera is mounted.

Windows Download link (64 bit): https://mega.co.nz/#!EUoXXLRI!VG09NiF3di7QLG0rCYhpxVs_WUVhwzInTKspGzVO5L8
Mac download link (untested): https://mega.co.nz/#!RJxEEAIJ!1w77mU-0uxF31smVS_URft2uGPoK7nKXX3XSG7pR0Wk
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby silentdriver » June 6th, 2014, 3:00 am

it's absolutely beautiful. give a great impression of what is possible to enhance historic events such as the voyage of the kon tiki back in the 40s.

while standing on the crow's nest I imagined how impactful it would be to change the weather conditions dynamically but even only standing there really, really gives you a powerful impression of the vastness of the sea and how life might have felt on the raft back then.

thanks a lot for that wonderful work,
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby ad2003 » June 6th, 2014, 4:04 am

Absolutely Beautiful! I just felt the sun on my skin. :).

Really great! I was just searching for my WILLLLSON!!!!!!
Thank you for the experience!

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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby drash » June 6th, 2014, 10:55 am

Very nice and polished demo, Agua! Visually, it's very engaging, and thanks to silentdriver for implying that one can actually go up the ladder. :)

One minor thing: I thought it was a little bit quiet (before I discovered the radio). Since the raft is bobbing in a water a bit, I figured I'd hear a little bit of water clapping against the raft a bit. I imagine it might be hard to pull off in this case without binaural audio, though.

Thank you for sharing this!
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby Agua » June 7th, 2014, 11:05 am

silentdriver wrote:while standing on the crow's nest I imagined how impactful it would be to change the weather conditions dynamically but even only standing there really, really gives you a powerful impression of the vastness of the sea and how life might have felt on the raft back then.


Thanks silentdriver. Different weather and times of day do lend a really different feel. I thought about doing a night scene originally. Maybe in another edition.
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby Agua » June 7th, 2014, 11:13 am

drash wrote:
One minor thing: I thought it was a little bit quiet (before I discovered the radio). Since the raft is bobbing in a water a bit, I figured I'd hear a little bit of water clapping against the raft a bit.


Thanks drash. Glad you enjoyed it. I did include some ambient background noise like sloshing water and creaking ropes. It's audible for me when I play tested. I'm curious why it wasn't there for your play through. I'll have to look into it.
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby Jason187781 » June 8th, 2014, 1:05 am

This was great.

A good one to show people who are new to the rift

Great work :)
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby Boff » June 10th, 2014, 2:54 am

Thanks for sharing your demo, I'm looking forward to experiencing the vast open sea.

If that's an in-game screenshot it looks very pretty.
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby ad2003 » June 10th, 2014, 5:59 am

As I already mentioned, I totally love your demo. Are you planning to give the ropes and woods a little bit movement? The flag already gives a bit of a wind Illusion, but the boat is static. Or is it possible to make the shadow move or is the light prebaked?

Great work so far!

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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby Tamulur » June 10th, 2014, 9:43 am

Beautiful!
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby dolomite » June 10th, 2014, 11:03 pm

This is great! Definitely another demo to show off to visitors coming over to try out the Rift :).
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby VegasGh0st » June 13th, 2014, 12:30 pm

please do update this with Unisky (waterspout anyone?) or just the basic day/night cycle. There is a free alternative to UniSky although of course stripped of all weather exapt rain, but it would work for this beautifully to add dynamic rain and dya/night easy. Great demo so far, also try a (trigger box?) with 3d sounds for the wave clap on the boat.
Cant wait to see more.
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby DeepRifter » June 14th, 2014, 1:14 pm

I am very excited of watching further development on this. It fekt so awesome to be on crows nest. I almost feel over thinking I was heading the mast! I could almost feel the breeze whipping the flag around. What I am hoping for is different times of day and night as well as weather variables. Really would live to see a swaying motion integrated with weather events anx wave sizes. The potential here is fantastic. From meditative to exhilerating. The isolation in the vast expanse of the ocean was awesome to experience
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby Snappahead » June 15th, 2014, 2:00 pm

Very nicely done. Love the concept of dioramas like this in VR and this is a great setting. The music is a really nice touch.
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby usb420 » June 15th, 2014, 2:42 pm

nice I like these small isolated spaces work well in VR
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby chrisashtear » June 19th, 2014, 5:41 pm

I could sit and relax in this for a while, i was just wishing i could read a book! I saw the bookcase and I was like this is so relaxing, i want to read one of the books in here.
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby MajorLag » June 22nd, 2014, 3:46 am

Great atmosphere, very soothing :) I got quite immersed there - it felt weird to take the rift off and be in a dark room after the feeling of being in the hot sun.
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby OZi » July 2nd, 2014, 8:23 am

just saw this on reddit. I enjoyed it a lot. scale felt just right, good attention to detail and quite relaxing. well done Agua!
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby raintitan » July 2nd, 2014, 9:26 am

Quick question- for demos like this, will they run without a Rift typically?

As I wait for my DK2, I want to start collecting and curating demos and this looks like a great starter.

Thanks-
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Re: alone at sea kon tiki demo

Postby Murpheus77 » July 4th, 2014, 10:02 am

Very nice!
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