vrcade challengeWant to see your favorite classic arcade game realized in virtual reality? The makers of a VR prototype of Duck Hunt for HTC Vive are taking suggestions from the community to do just that.

The campaign is called VRcade Challenge, and there are more than 2 weeks left to throw your favorite classic arcade game in the mix. After the clock strikes zero, the team will then reduce the list down to a top 5 of most submitted games, allowing for a 2-week voting period to see which one is the lucky game to be chosen by the public. The team vows to build the top voted game and ship it on Steam.

Cast Your Vote

Created for the Global Game Jam 2016, the team built a playable version of the NES classic Duck Hunt (1984) for the HTC Vive. The VR version takes original sprites and ‘voxelifies’ them to preserve the original 8-bit visual style. Because the Vive uses a hand controller, you even get your very own VR Zapper, which makes the obligatory ‘black frame/white flash’ – an effect used by the original game to locate your shots on the screen.

So what do you want to see in VR? Cast your vote today!

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  • JrSlims

    What a waste of energy. Just gonna be shut down by Nintendo, Namco, Capcom, Sega or whomever for copyright infringement.

    • brandon9271

      Just to be safe they could do an “inspired by” game that did use art assets from the game or the trademarked name of the game. Oddly enough Nintendo hasn’t been as gungho about going after people lately. There have been several tech demos of Mario and Zelda in the Unreal Engine and they never said anything that I’m aware of. There was also a Zelda VR demo made nearly 2 years ago and never got taken down.

      • JrSlims

        I assume you meant “did not use…” That’s unfortunately not how copyright works, specifically for fictional stuff like video games vs stuff based on real facts, like a filmed re-enactment. More whimsical stuff, like most of a video game’s elements, are copyrightable. Facts, however, are not copyrightable. Now, most courts will look at the totality of the game rather than specific copyrightable elements to see similarity. It also doesn’t help that these guys will say which Nintendo game inspired their work. If I were Steam, I wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot pole. And Nintendo has still been gung ho about shutting down fan projects – see this article from last month – http://www.zeldainformer.com/articles/in-the-case-of-the-fans-v-nintendo

  • mellott124

    Terminal Velocity!

  • Mucker2002

    Virtua Cop

    • Daryle Henry

      That’s what I was gonna say

      • Mucker2002

        Great minds!! VC 1 or 2 would be perfect. Go vote!!

    • Albert Walzer

      Also, L.A. Machineguns and Time Crisis. Also, i wouldn’t mind Aliens or Terminator: Arcade

      • Mucker2002

        Don’t know LA MG and I never really got on with Time Crisis it seemed poor to me after VC.

        • Albert Walzer

          L.A. Machineguns is great, it’s available for the wii and extremely playable on dolphin – the gfx are a bit simple but the action is insane :D

  • ElectroPulse


    • MasterElwood

      Already exists.

      • ElectroPulse

        Ah, sweet! Thanks for the heads up :)

  • Sven Viking

    Operation Wolf.

  • David Robustelli

    Thanks for posting but unfortunately you guys used the wrong video. The one used in this article is a later version made by someone else for the Oculus. Our version was created specifically for the HTC VIVE.. Check out the original video here https://www.facebook.com/david.robustelli/videos/10153887257423826/?pnref=story and the polished version of the game here https://vimeo.com/159473173

  • Crusher

    Final Fight.