Students at Saxion University to present exclusive demo of the fully immersive VR game ‘Project Myron’ at FMX 2017
Enschede, Netherlands, 26 Apr 2017: Xsens, Manus VR, XMG, and The Virtual Dutch Men are proud to support the world’s first full-body VR experience, developed by students from Saxion University of Applied Sciences.
Project Myron was created by an ambitious team of students at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences. In it, players can see and interact with other virtual characters in a VR environment. The group worked in collaboration with mocap and VR technology leaders to make Project Myron a reality, with support coming from Xsens MVN suits, along with tech from Manus VR, XMG, and The Virtual Dutch Men.
Project Myron kicked off in February 2017 – the goal was to create an immersive team-based eight-player arena shooter experience in just five months.
Players are fully emerged in the experience with total character movement control and live interaction with other players, all taking place in the virtual environment. Using body language to communicate, two teams of four work together to pursue and wipe out the opposing team.
Xsens mocap suits power this real-time experience, capturing player movement as they play the game. Manus VR mocap gloves, XMG backpack PCs, and the guidance of VR content creators The Virtual Dutch Men also bridge the gap between the physical and virtual worlds.
Project Myron is due for completion in July 2017. An exclusive preview of the project will be presented for the first time at the FMX festival in Stuttgart, Germany on the 3rd of May from 11:00 – 12:00 in Raum Karlsruhe.
Xsens Indie Program
Xsens recently launched a new initiative designed to democratize the use of its Hollywood-grade motion capture solutions, specifically for indie developers and universities such as the Saxion University of Applied Sciences.
The Xsens Indie Program exists to support inspiring up-and-coming talent. It provides indies, student teams, young studios and game devs with access to Xsens’ production-grade mocap technology at an entry-level budget.