Daniel “SvenViking” Fearon is a developer behind the Scorched Battalion turn-based artillery game, which won the Silver prize for the Oculus Mobile Game Jam. Daniel talks about some of the design principles between alternating between first and third-person perspectives, and the evolution of that project.

He also talks about his path into becoming a VR developer starting from getting into VR because it might help with his neck injury to then spending too much time having a text-to-speech program read him the posts on the Oculus section of Reddit. He’s now developing a full version of Scorched Battalion in collaboration with his brothers, and he recommend’s Vernor Vinge’s Rainbows End as a sci-fi book that points towards where this is all headed.

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