Immerse yourself in virtual reality with WiseMind platform games
Today I want to introduce you to three games created by Realiteer on the WiseMind platform, with which you will immerse yourself in virtual reality right at home. To immerse yourself, you will need a suitable Android smartphone, a virtual reality helmet for a smartphone, headphones and a special controller that you need to make yourself.
A feature of the WiseMind platform is a special controller that you have to make yourself out of paper and cardboard. By the way, games from Realiteer can be played without a controller, but it is much more fun with it. The controller is a piece of cardboard, with a sheet of white paper pasted on it, with printed lines. The smartphone’s camera sees the controller and turns it inside the virtual world into a pistol, wand or crossbow, depending on the game you’re playing.
After starting the game, you put a helmet on your head, take the controller in your hands and fight monsters by shooting at them, complete tasks, walk through mazes and jump. You ask, but how to walk and jump? It’s very simple: if you take steps on the spot, then in the game you go forward, and if you jump, then in the game you also jump, only much higher. True walking and jumping is not in all games. But let’s see what games Realiteer offers us, and then we’ll figure out how the controller is made.
Wizard Academy VR
Let’s start with the kindest and coolest, in my opinion, game – Wizard Academy VR (translated as Wizard Academy). Here you will be trained to eventually become a wizard. In the game with the help of the controller you will control the magic wand. With it, you will shoot and drag objects. In this game you can walk around the academy and jump. But it is better to see once than to read a hundred times:
In the game you are waiting for shooting at giant microbes, archery, which will help speed up mathematical calculations, throwing snowballs at ice pyramids and a labyrinth full of dangers. You can install the game on your Android smartphone through the Google Play store from here.
The game GermBuster VR much easier. Here we simply rid the apartment of germs by shooting them with soap bubbles from a pistol. As soon as we clear one room, we move to another and so on. And here is the video:
The game is also installed from the Google Play Store from here.
In this game you have to defend your houses from attacking zombies and even dragons. You can team up with other players and stand with your back to each other to score bonus points for killing zombies. The game allows you to walk and jump. Before starting the game, you need to register here or log in with your Facebook login.
The game can be installed via Google Play from here.
Making a controller
The controller exists in two versions. With the help of the controller of the 1st version, you can only point your virtual pistol or crossbow in the right direction, and it will shoot itself. The controller of the 2nd version can trigger, you can cash in on it, and then your virtual weapon will shoot. Game developers recommend using a version 2 controller, but it’s easier to make a version 1 controller. Therefore, it is up to you to decide which controller you will manufacture. Below I will give both versions of the controller.
How to make a 2nd version controller?
First you need to download the template, print it on an A4 sheet, stick it on cardboard. I recommend using thin corrugated cardboard. You can download the template from the Realiteer website or from the link below:
After that, cut out all the details along the orange lines: two fields with black and white lines and a pen.
Then make 90 degree folds along the dotted and dashed lines. The green dotted lines are mountains, the blue dotted line is a depression.
Now tape the back of both halves of the field with black and white lines. Do not confuse top/bottom and left/right (the QR code must be on the right).
Glue the back of the handle to the right side of the field and staple them together to secure.
The controller is ready, but it remains to check how the trigger works. When you pull the trigger, the left panel should rise and be in the same plane with the right panel. And when you release the trigger, the left panel should drop so that the angle between the left and right panels is about 30-45 degrees. To prevent the controller from slipping in your hands, you can glue velor circles on top and bottom, in fig. the blue velor circle is under the thumb.
So that you don’t have any questions at all, you can watch the manufacturing process of the controller of the second version on the video:
How to make a 1st version controller?
The controller of the first version is easy to assemble, but do not forget that it is recommended to make the controller of the second version, see above.
So, download the template, print it on an A4 sheet and stick it on thin corrugated cardboard. You can download the template from the Realiteer website or from here:
Cut out all three pieces.
Connect the parts of the handle using the slots numbered 1. And then insert the field with black lines into the slot 2 of the handle.