WHAT IS WAVE MAGIC?
Wave Magic is a fast paced action RPG for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Wave magic can be played with a range of motion control options including: Vive Wands, Oculus Touch, and Leap Motion. Explore the world through a top-down, tabletop-like overworld and take on monsters in first person.
Combat is played in first person and takes advantage of motion controls to cast spells. Spell power and speed in controlled based on the velocity and position of your hand. As enemies start attacking you, you must use your body to dodge enemy attacks. Enemies throughout the game develop attacks that become trickier to dodge and will eventually require certain spells to counter.
Many first person VR games suffer from a lack of locomotion due to the risk of VR sickness. Wave Magic gets around this by allowing you to explore a top-down style overworld. When out of combat you move the main character, Ash, around the map by pointing or touch the overworld based on your control scheme. Enemies are encountered randomly in classic-rpg fashion.
SPELLS AND AUGMENTS
Collect many different spells throughout your journey. You can equip one spell to each hand which you can modify further via spell augments. Spell augments can change the way a spell behaves such as changing a lobbed spell into a homing one. They can also change their effects such as adding a slowing effect to a projectile or causing a defensive wall to harm enemies nearby.
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WHEN WILL WAVE MAGIC RELEASE? WHEN WILL I GET THE CHANCE TO TRY IT OUT?
We're planning on releasing a free demo in early December however the full game will likely come out sometime in late 2017. If you want an early taste you can try the old leap Motion demo from the leap Motion VR Gallery.
WHAT IS THE STORY LIKE IN WAVE MAGIC? WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
Wave magic takes place a a post-apocalyptic fantasy setting. The world has been destroyed by a great magic war that occurred in the past that no one has a lot of information on. Few magic users still exist and the ones that are left are hunted by the world's remaining leaders.
WHO IS WORKING ON THIS GAME?
A bunch of CSU Chico alumni and another friend from CSU Northridge. Were have a wide range of CG and CS related skills. Were making this game because we love VR and to see what we can do with this new platform.