Project Paperwork (VR)

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Jorge, Clara, and Sam in front of a Polymorphic Games display
Sponsors Polymorphic Games
Team Name D&A Spawn
Duration Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
Faculty Adviser Bruce Bolden
Client Barrie Robison, Terry Soule
Team Members Sam Heck, Clara Cannon, Jorge Olivas

Polymorphic Games attends many outreach events and often brings virtual reality demos to draw in crowds. The demos are side projects that are done quickly and have many design flaws. Having a better VR game specifically designed for the purpose will increase the utility of these outreach events.

Background[edit]

The goal of the project is to design an evolutionary virtual reality video game based on a classic arcade game that is suitable for being used as a five minute demo at Polymorphic Games outreach events.

Furthermore, the game can be released as a free title on the Steam Store to increase the visibility of Polymorphic Games and create goodwill among customers that will result in future profits.

Deliverables[edit]

  • A VR game that is suitable for use as a five minute demo.

Specifications and Requirements[edit]

  • Functionality
    • The game will be developed for virtual reality
    • The game will have elements of evolution
    • The final product should be an operational demo that lasts approximately 5 minutes
    • The enemies in the game will evolve very quickly
    • The enemies in the game will have complex and variant flight patterns
    • The player will have options of weaponry to combat the enemies
    • The player stands on a platform and tries to defend the enemy target
    • The enemies will have infrequent projectiles that the player can dodge or block
    • The game setting will be in space
  • User Interface
    • Player starts in an armory to select weapon and shield
    • Player must demonstrate shooting accuracy in some form before the game begins
    • The player will stand stationary with some side to side movement
    • The player will have a field of vision less than or equal to 120 degrees
    • The player will not be shot at but will have to defend an object that is

Validation[edit]

Requirement Test Test Subject Target Date Result
Player can stand in a VR scene and shoot projectiles to kill creatures. Use VR headset and confirm that feature functions. Basic Prototype 1/31/19 Complete
Creatures spawn and move toward player with varying movement patterns. Use VR headset and confirm that feature functions. Basic Prototype 2/18/19 Complete
Creatures shoot projectiles that the player can interact with in some way. Use VR headset and confirm that feature functions. Basic Prototype 2/18/19 Complete
There is a functional main menu that lets you choose a weapon and enter the game. Use VR headset and confirm that feature functions. Functional Prototype 3/25/19 Complete
There is a functional HUD/in-game menu that lets the player exit, change settings, and view important information. Use VR headset and confirm that feature functions. Functional Prototype 3/25/19 Complete
The user will not be overwhelmed by the VR nature of the game. Have inexperienced player play game, observe reactions, and ask for feedback. Functional Prototype 4/1/19 Complete
The user will not find it difficult to determine the objective of the game. Have inexperienced player play game, observe reactions, and ask for feedback. Functional Prototype 4/1/19 Complete
The final product should be an operational demo that lasts no less than 5 minutes. Have inexperienced player play game until they observe evolution. Functional Prototype/Complete Game 4/1/19 Complete


Technologies[edit]

Unity: The game will be created in the Unity engine.

SteamVR: We'll be using SteamVR for the VR functionality.



Concept and Design Process[edit]

Creature Art[edit]

Other Art[edit]

Final Design[edit]

Team Members[edit]

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Sam Heck

Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Post Falls, ID
Graduation Date: May 2019
Future Goals: Work as a software developer.
Email: heck9873@vandals.uidaho.edu


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Clara Cannon

Major: Computer Engineering
Hometown: Mill Creek, WA
Graduation Date: May 2019
Future Goals: Obtain a Masters degree in Computer Science.
Email: cann3151@vandals.uidaho.edu


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Jorge Olivas

Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Victor, ID
Graduation Date: May 2019
Future Goals: Develop software!
Email: jorgeolivasbbb@yahoo.com

Documents[edit]

The Project Schedule
Meeting Minutes

File:D&D EngineeringReview.pdf
File:D&D PremDesignReview.pdf