There's A Macross Game On The Oculus Rift

When I was a kid, I had a poster of an F-14 Tomcat hanging on my wall. It was my favourite aeroplane. Then I watched Robotech and saw my favourite plane transform into a giant robot as well. I dreamed about flying one. Now, two decades later, Oculus Rift has helped me get as close to this dream as I'll likely ever get.

Macross + Oculus Rift is a fan-made flight simulator for the Oculus Rift using the unity game engine. In it you fly around in a VF-11 transformable fighter and shoot down unmanned drones in the sky high above a city. It's not much of a game -- more of a proof-of-concept demo really -- but it does adequately convey the feeling of flying in a plane that can turn into a giant robot on demand.

To see the game in action, check out the video above.

And if you don't have your own Oculus Rift to try it out on, SolidM (the creator of Macross + Oculus Rift), has a score of non-3D in-browser levels for you to play on your PC over at his homepage (Japanese) as well -- like this one, for example.


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