I’m the proud proprietor of a magnificent Pembroke Welsh Corgi. In the event you follow me on Twitter, you in all probability knew that already. I by no means actually had pets rising up as a result of I used to be (and nonetheless am) horribly allergic to cats and was once simply as allergic to canine. Fortunately, the latter affliction has handed and now I benefit from the companionship of Earth’s biggest animal each single day. However not everybody will be that fortunate, which is the place RoVR comes into play.
RoVR is a VR pet simulator a lot in the identical vein as Nintendogs on the Nintendo DS, Hey You, Pikachu! again on the Nintendo 64, and even the previous pocket-sized Tamagotchi devices that each 90s child had sooner or later. Like this Buzz Lightyear-themed one I used to hold round with me in every single place that I went.
This little VR doggo, RoVR, that you would be able to see in motion up above is created by Ridgeline Labs (an organization that’s a part of the MIT Accelerator Play Labs) however is to not be confused with the Wizdish ROVR locomotion device of the identical, though barely completely different, title.
“In our game, players can play with, raise, and build an emotionally significant connection with a VR dog,” writes Henry Zhou, CEO of Ridgeline Labs, in an e mail to UploadVR. “Players can do many things in RoVR such as feeding, playing with, going on walks with, and competing in competitions with their VR dog – things that players could expect to do if they owned a real dog!”
To be truthful, this isn’t the primary VR pet sport we’ve seen. There’s in fact Konrad the Kitten, Fantasy Pets, and My Own Pet, amongst others. However RoVR definitely appears to be essentially the most feature-rich, polished, and charming of the bunch that we’ve seen. However I may very well be biased for the reason that little pupper resembles a corgi. That’s the real key to my heart.
We don’t know a lot else about RoVR but, however Zhou tells us Ridgeline is aiming to begin a Kickstarter marketing campaign to boost funds for the sport’s development inside a month from now. For extra on the sport be certain to follow Ridgeline Labs on Twitter.
This story initially appeared on Uploadvr.com. Copyright 2017