Modbox

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Information
VR/AR VR
Developer Alientrap
Publisher Alientrap
Platform SteamVR, Oculus Rift (Platform)
Device HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
Operating System Windows
Type Full Game
Genre Casual, Indie, Simulation, Early Access, Early Access, Sandbox, Physics, VR
Input Device Tracked Motion Controllers
Play Area Standing, Room-Scale
Game Mode Single Player, Multiplayer, Online Multiplayer, Online Co-Op
Language English
Review Very Positive
Release Date Apr 5, 2016
Price $19.99
App Store Steam
Website http://www.modboxgame.com/
Infobox Updated 12/11/2016
Modbox is a VR App. Modbox is a Virtual Reality (VR) physics sandbox game for the HTC Vive. It allows the user to construct or destruct environments, based on physics in Virtual Reality.

Introduction

Modbox is being created by Alientrap for the HTC Vive. It employs physics sandbox with mods, toys and fun object destruction all in VR. The game is like a digital playground where the users can play with their friends and the core focus of the game is on the multiplayer aspects.

Features

The users have the ability to create their own Holodeck experience to play and also share it with other users. The users can create Rube Goldberg style large room scale creations by using the HTC Vive’s controllers. The created work can be shared online inside the game and other users’ works can be accessed online. Construction in the game is done by touching the primitives together. The game is quite broad in the sense that it allows the gamers to add ropes, rockets, pistons, propellers, hinge joints etc. The control of the constructed objects is done through levers and throttles.

The tools and library of the game objects enable the user/creator of the environment to build on its play box from scratch on a blank canvas in a 3D virtual environment. Modbox allows the user to bring pre-built assets like chainsaws, hand guns, swords, bowling balls, basket balls, revolvers etc. in the world. The editor mode enables the user to merge shapes and preview them fusing into a rigid object before switching to play mode and seeing it in action. The materials inside the world behave like they would in the real world. For example, the glass in the VR shows exact characteristics upon being smashed to bits as in the real world and metals require extreme force to be damaged. Some of the objects require interactive actions to work, like the chainsaw requires a cord to be pulled. The core feature of Modbox is its multiplayer. The users can join their friends in a new, blank universe which they can create, play and destroy together[1] [2].

The game is a big leap forward in the sandbox VR realm. Modbox provides the users the platform and tools to create and use their virtual worlds accordingly.

Description

Modbox is a VR sandbox where you can use mods to create game experiences and share them online.

Go online to play multiplayer creations together in a variety of game modes - or create your own game worlds by piecing parts together.

  • Select from a large selection of mods to choose content for your creations*Check out tutorials and our wiki at on how to build*Share your work on Steam workshop ingame, or try out others online*Construct with primitives by just touching them together. Add in hinge joints, ropes, propellers, rockets, piston, balloons. Then control them by wiring them together with throttles and levers.*Pick up and play with toys to interact with the world - including baseball bats, basketballs, crossbows, pistols, chainsaws...

Features

System Requirements

Windows

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

Setup Instructions

About the Developer

Alientrap is an independent game development company founded in 2002. The development team of Modbox includes Lee Vermeulen, the programmer and co-founder, Harley Price, the artist, Ryan Roth, music and sound designer and Riley Labrecque, who is responsible for steam integration[3].

Images and Videos

References

  1. http://www.roadtovr.com/hands-on-modbox-on-htc-vive-indulges-your-creative-destructive-urges/
  2. http://www.roadtovr.com/modbox-is-a-physics-sandbox-in-vr-for-htc-viv
  3. http://www.alientrap.org/games/modbox

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