Waltz of the Wizard

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Waltz of the Wizard
Information
VR/AR VR
Developer Aldin Dynamics
Publisher Aldin Dynamics
Platform SteamVR
Device HTC Vive
Operating System Windows
Type Full Game
Genre Adventure, Indie, Simulation, VR, Free to Play
Input Device Tracked motion controllers
Play Area Standing, Room-Scale
Game Mode Single Player
Language English
Review Very Positive
Release Date May 31, 2016
Price Free
App Store Steam
Website http://aldindynamics.com
Infobox Updated 09/15/2016
Waltz of the Wizard is a VR App.

Introduction

Waltz of the Wizard is a uniquely designed virtual reality experience that allows players to feel what it’s like to have magical powers. Players can combine arcane ingredients into a boiling cauldron, with the help of an ancient spirit trapped in a human skull, discovering spells and unleashing wizardry upon a world where everything is interactive.[1]

Features

Waltz of the Wizard is a Unity powered intuitive experience that serves as a great introduction to virtual reality for people of all ages. It is designed ground-up for tracked VR input (also known as motion controllers), enabling players to use their own hands to interact with the virtual world. Whether to pick up objects, wield magical powers, use tools or interact with characters. The experience and its environment is designed to accommodate both room-scale and stationary gameplay modes.[2]

The game is heavily inspired by the atmosphere of films such as Fantasia and Harry Potter. The developer, Aldin Dynamics, has been working exclusively on virtual reality software since early 2013, specializing in applying behavioral analysis and artificial intelligence to empower experiences. The company combines creative vision with cutting edge technologies to build worlds that are aware of players' presence environments that respond convincingly to movements, and characters that understand natural intentions. [3]

The title is in development for the HTC Vive, which is also the only supported VR headset.

Description

Waltz of the Wizard is a virtual reality experience that lets you feel what it’s like to have magical powers. Combine arcane ingredients into a boiling cauldron with the help of an ancient spirit trapped in a human skull. Unleash creative or destructive wizardry upon a fully interactive virtual world. Travel to new places, finding yourself in mysterious circumstances in an experience inspired by the atmosphere of films such as Fantasia and Harry Potter.

ABOUT ALDIN
Aldin has been working exclusively on virtual reality software since early 2013, specializing in applying behavioral analysis and artificial intelligence to empower experiences. We combine creative vision with cutting edge technologies to build worlds that are aware of our presence, environments that respond convincingly to movements and characters that understand our intentions. Aldin is currently working on Ghostline analytics and visualization tool for VR, used extensively in development of Waltz of the Wizard.

Aldin has published a number of consumer products for the PC and Mobile VR market (Trial of the Rift Drifter, Asunder, Twisted Realms and Waltz of the Wizard).
Aldin’s Ghostline VR tool for local testing was used in the development Waltz of the Wizard to ensure an engaging and polished user experience. Ghostline is an easy-to-use plugin that generates interactive recordings of users within VR worlds, providing teams with the ability to visualize the user experience and gather metrics on engagement. Browsing Ghostline sessions is made easy using conventional screens, or by stepping into sessions in virtual reality to evaluate content alongside users.

System Requirements

Windows

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i7-4790
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • Storage: 5 GB available space

Setup Instructions

The software is designed to be used with the HTC Vive. To install it, go to its Steam page and follow the instructions.

Images and Videos

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T09xOk1wqeo
  2. http://store.steampowered.com/app/436820/
  3. http://www.roadtovr.com/waltz-of-the-wizard-trailer-brings-the-magic-to-vr-and-motion-controllers/

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