My New Project!

Saturday, June 07, 2014

First, I'm not done with PJO, nor have I given up on it or anything. It's just on the back burner for now. I still work on it to a degree in that I'm learning about how to do things relating to what I still want to add to it. Just not on the project itself. Outside of the Zelda room I made for VRChat that I will probably put into PJO.

Now as far as that Zelda room goes, I still have not shown it off. It's been done for a couple weeks, but turned out not to be the right time for it since then. And it may not be until a couple weeks yet. And heres why.

Last week I dove in really hard to turn out a custom room for VRChat, intending it to be for hosting a party day. It is a true party room. I went a bit overboard with it to try and make it fun. The party plan didn't happen as I hoped, but I still ended up showing it off. And well, exposed some issues with VRChat that need fixing before we can really start having Sunday meetups in custom rooms. To put it short, the Custom Room feature just can't handle that kind of stress right now. So because of this I won't be showing the Zelda room just yet.

But I am confident the issues will be addressed, and I will be able to show it off soon enough. In the meantime I can work more with the VRChat SDK and create other rooms and avatars. And that brings me to my next topic. A new project!

Since I started deving for VR I've been trying to think of a good idea for a show to host. There's podcast after podcast, a few talk shows, and others. I wanted to think of something unique, and unlike my horrible luck with the Kokiri Forest demo, be the first to do something! At the same time I've felt it's a shame that VRChat doesn't get the attention it deserves. And I would love to see a show hosted using it. Even if it wasn't me. And a bit ago it finally came to me. An idea for a show! I could make the first VR GameShow!

I kept the idea secret until Sunday, as I feared as soon as the idea slipped out, someone would try to beat me to it. But it's out now! And hopefully I can get it done before anyone else.

The show will be created by me, likely hosted by me, will be hosted inside VRChat, I'll need a camera man or 2 as it will probably be streamed to Twitch or Hitbox and made available later on YouTube.

The design and type of gameshow is not finalized yet. I've only gotten the chance to work on a couple pieces of it so far. And thats counting the game I made for the party room that can be considered a sort of prototype for some of the idea of the show.

Likely at the start contestants will be VR community members (with Rifts). And there will be no real prizes/incentive outside of getting to promote your projects.

I would REALLY like to take my time on the project, and do it well. But as I said, I also want to do it before anyone else jumps on the bandwagon to beat me to it. So I might try to make a sort of Pilot episode sooner rather than later. When? I don't know. I'd do it a week from now if that's how it works out, but I wouldn't count on it.

It's going to be a fun, original project either way. And I hope lots of people enjoy it! =)


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