The Wire Loop Game VR is an upcoming VR game for HTC Vive (required). It follows the same rules of the traditional physical Wire Loop Game, but adds a timer to each round. Players need to guide a metal loop from one side of a metal wire to the other. if the metal loop and the wire collide, you lose the round.
Here’s an image showing people playing wire loop game at the SWE conference 2013. In that physical version of the game, if the player touches the metal pipeline, it closes an electric circuit that makes a sound, this sound tells the players that the player touched the wire and failed.
Image By visualpun.ch [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Here’s how The Wire Loop Game VR looks like…
You can see that the game has a very relaxing environment, using a calm bluish color, nice weather and very bright and colorful environment. Everything was made to make you feel calm and relaxed and get ready for your next challenge.
As you can see from the screenshot above, you start from one side and need to guide the metal loop to the other side. There is also a timer on the table that tells you how much time is left. If the timer reached zero, you fail. There are 50 different rounds to complete. This is a single player game, so you’ll be competing against yourself and your own high score. That being said, nothing stops you from inviting friends over and let them play the game with you,
This is also room-scale VR game and therefore the develop made sure players will be able to adjust the height of the pipes to accomodate different player heights. The game looks much easier than it really is, so don’t discard it just because it doesn’t look complex, there is more to it than it meets the eye…
The game is set to be released on June 2016, no exact date or price was given because as of the time of writing, the game was just Greenlit on Steam.
It looks like a great room-scale VR game for the Vive, I’ll definitely going to download it and give it a shot.
Here are a few videos of the actual game and the physical one.
The VR Game:
The real-world physical one: