Inside the Headset with Blueteak
October 7, 2018 | 3 min read
The Developers Behind QuiVr
There are many factors that go into running a successful VR Arcade, and offering premium content is certainly near the top of the list. It is very important an Arcade owner is familiar with their library, and have a carefully curated library of high-end VR experiences to have a successful VR Arcade. We sat down with Blueteak to discuss their VR title, QuiVr, to learn how they created a high-end game that has fared well in the out-of-home VR space.
QuiVr is the defining VR archery experience, made from the ground up for Virtual Reality. The game’s extensive RPG mechanics, dynamically generated maps, and cooperative multiplayer literally puts the power of the bow and arrow in the gamers’ hands. Tasked with defending loot (and the power within) from an ever-advancing enemy, users will find themselves in a thrilling fight for survival! It won’t be an easy battle - but with steady hands and powerful friends, they are sure to succeed.
History of QuiVr
The QuiVr team got their first real taste of VR at GDC in March of 2016, using an HTC Vive. The first time they put on the headset, they knew it was the way of the future. They pre-ordered a Vive the day they got back from the conference and started working immediately on QuiVr. Johnathan Schenker, the one man development team, has a background in computer science and has done a fantastic job coding the game to be what it is today. QuiVr’s audio was custom made for the game by John French who has a background as a sound Engineer. They believe the dynamic combat music plays a huge part of feeling immersed in the gameplay.
Benefits for VR Arcades and Operators
The average gameplay time for QuiVr is 15–20 minute, though some active players go for an hour plus. There is loot to be kept and value to coming back to play again and again––but it’s also meant to be picked up and played at one’s leisure.
Dynamically generated maps are a great feature, loading new maps every time a mission is started. Unfamiliar layouts and various vantage points ensures that the game remains unpredictable as new enemies charge. This makes the game immediately replayable for solo adventures or with friends.
Gameplay Tips & Tricks
A currency in the game which allows you to spend on re-rolling (changing) your stats of an item.
Example: If an item has a chance to heal your wall by 5%… if you re-roll that 5% can either go up or down.
This game drops items. At the end of the match, it will tell you what you got. Either motes or gear, so try to get as far as you can in keeping your wall up while progressing forward.
Chat with people by holding the grip button on the bow (the side button on the controller). You must be in multiplayer mode to talk to others.
The blue circles in the map are teleporters. To teleport, just shoot at the blue circles.
Gamers can re-roll stats of an item they are wearing. Below the item there is a number, usually 50 or 100. Put your hand on the number and click the trigger, it will say “Yes” or “No”. Click yes to re-roll, and no to cancel. Depending on how much it costs, it will take away from your Mote currency (which you see in your keep next to the dummy).
Add QuiVr to your VR Arcade library today! Now priced at 6 cents per minute!
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