Fire! VR is an emergency simulator game where the player tries to get through fire-safety related scenarios in the form of different levels. If the user takes too much damage from either fire, electricity, or smoke then they will fail the level. There are interactive objects around the environment. Some objects can be used to help put out a fire like a fire extinguisher, while other objects are just there to enrich the experience.
Players need to complete certain actions to complete the level, e.g. put out a fire. Fire and smoke cause damage and spread to give a sense of urgency just like in a real fire situation. Electricity will instantly kill the player to show how dangerous it is. The player can either move continuously via the controller’s joystick or if that proves too nauseating, the player can choose to teleport around. The game is targeted at children aged 10 to 15 years old. The game can be played with Oculus Quest or Quest 2. The goal of the game is to educate the player on how to act in different fire-related emergency scenarios.
- Oculus Quest
- Oculus Quest 2
The game will be available in Oculus App Lab. The link will be published here once the game is published.
In the meanwhile, you can sideload the game to your Oculus device.
- Make sure the development mode is enabled on the Oculus. Instructions for this can be found here
- Download and install 3rd party software like VRsideloader to your computer
- Download the game’s apk-file to your computer from here
- Connect the Oculus device to your computer via USB cable
- Use VRsideloader to install the apk to your device
- Unplug the Quest from your computer, and navigate to the apps menu with it. Select Unknown Sourcers from the top-right corner, and you should have an option for the game: GameAcademy-Firevr. Select it to start the game
Fire! AR is an augmented reality prototype app for Android devices. Fire! AR recognizes standardized signs and lets user know what the sign means. Note that this is a prototype, which will be developed further. Image recognition needs a lot of work still. You can test the app already with these instructions:
- Make sure you have allowed to install apps from unknown sources. Instructions for this can be found from here
- Download the app with your phone from here
- When the app is downloaded, it will show up in the notification bar
- Click the app’s name. Android will ask for permission to install the app. Approve application installation
- Start the application from Fire! AR icon