It's A Virtual Game Boy For The Oculus Rift

It's A Virtual Game Boy For The Oculus Rift

One of the key problesm with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is that it completely obscures the wearer's vision, making it impossible to play Game Boy while wearing it -- until developer Shane O'Brien came up with this clever fix.

Using a recently released Game Boy emulator for the Unity Engine, Shane crafted a simple room where an Oculus Rift owner can sit and play Game Boy games like Tetris or Pokemon without any hands. Well, no virtual hands, at least -- the game still needs to be controlled via keyboard.

Maybe I'm just old, but I imagine the disconnect here -- playing Game Boy with no fingers on the virtual buttons -- would be incredibly jarring. This is just a pair of fake hands away from greatness.

Oculus Rift Gameboy Emulator in Unity [YouTube via Polygon]


    I instantly thought of this;

    So we're up to Gameboys are we? I can't wait for the day when I can sit down, put on the Occulus Rift, and then sit down and put on the Occulus Rift and then go over to my computer and play a game about a guy who is playing a video game.
    ... My head hurts...

    Last edited 19/05/14 2:22 pm

      This got me thinking, someone recently made a Game Boy emulator for Virtual Boy. And there's a Virtual Boy emulator for Oculus Rift. So you could kinda sorta do something like that :P

      There was also an earlier Rift demo where some guys put their point and click adventure on a computer in a virtual room. It actually worked quite well, I liked it.

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