After playing hours and hours of virtual reality (VR) content have you ever wanted to make your own immersive video game? While it might seem daunting, Oculus and Unity want to make that process a little easier. So they’ve teamed up to create a course to help anyone out there who’s interested in learning about all aspects of VR creation.
Now you can’t just go in cold having never even looked at Unity (a game engine by the way). Called “Design, Develop, and Deploy for VR“, the course is free but it’s designed to an intermediary level so you’ll need some basic knowledge first. If you don’t then Unity suggests some introductory courses first, such as an intro to Unity course and an intro to VR tutorial.
For those ready to dive right in the course is available today, all you need is Unity, the Oculus SDK and VRTK, and ideally an Oculus Rift S, although the principles covered also apply to Oculus Quest.
“In more than 20 hours of hands-on course content, you’ll learn about programming, user experience (UX) considerations for VR, optimization, launching your game and more,” notes the Unity blog. “Twelve experts from Oculus and Unity give you in-depth lessons to help you build your own vertical slice (think, level of a game) of an escape room game. Plus, after you complete the course, you can submit your vertical slice for feedback from Oculus.”
The course is split across the following 11 units:
So if you’re a developer keen on delving into VR or simply an enthusiast, here’s a good stepping stone to learning more.