With multiple virtual reality headsets coming to market in the near future, VR could soon become an important platform for games. But with few existing titles to draw insight from, how do developers go about building games tailored to VR's strengths?
As part of the GDC 2015 Independent Games Summit, a panel of indie developers with experience doing just that took the stage to try and shed some light on the idiosyncracies of VR game development.
Together, game makers E McNeill, Max Geiger, Ben Kane, Holden Link and Vi Hart shared their thoughts on what makes VR so special, what the major risks, challenges, and opportunities are, and why VR is especially fertile ground for indies.
It's a forward-looking talk worth watching for all developers, even if you think you aren't interested in making VR games. The free video (embedded above) of 'VR For Indies' is now available to watch here on the GDC Vault.
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