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HTC Vive Title Colonel Apple Pie Jones Emerges From VR Jam

Oculus VR isn’t the only company to have hosted a virtual reality (VR) development jam in recent weeks. Austin, Texas-based developer Owlchemy Labs held its very own competition last weekend, this time focusing on HTC and Valve’s upcoming PC-based head-mounted display (HMD), the Vive. The Room-Scale VR Jam saw a number of teams getting together to create new experiences for the device, supported by the Room-Scale tracking provided by Valve’s SteamVR system. Among them was team Slice VR, which created a short experience known as Colonel Apple Pie Jones.

A video showing a run through of Colonel Apple Pie Jones can be seen below. The first-person experience places players in an American missile base and has them follow commands from the suspicious Colonel Apple Pie Jones. Players are given two laser pointers that resemble the position-tracked controllers used with the Vive, using them to destroy objects within the base, supposedly in an effort to prevent a hacker from launch a missile.

Slice VR consists of developers Trey David and Jim Vaughn. It’s not clear if the pair intends to keep working on its project post-Jam. The HTC Vive itself is yet to be distributed to studios that applied for developer edition kits. Said kits will continue to be sent out throughout the summer for free to chosen studios. A full consumer launch of the device is expected in time for holiday 2015.

VRFocus will continue to follow each and every title for the HTC Vive, reporting back with the latest on them.

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