Watch: ‘LogiX’ is an Impressive Multi-User Visual Programming Interface for VR


Sightline developer Tomáš ‘Frooxius’ Mariančík has released a major update for his collaborative ‘world engine’ NeosVR which adds an incredibly cool multi-user visual programming interface, so you and your friends can code together, entirely within VR.

NeosVR is a collaborative ‘world engine’ that that aims to provide a platform for building the Metaverse, all entirely within virtual reality itself. We took a look at an earlier version of Neos last year, and described it as “A Google Docs for VR world building”.

Well, Mariančík has been beavering away refining NeosVR and has a new alpha version of the software to share with the community with a fairly major new feature, a collaborative visual scripting interface that anyone sharing your virtual NeosVR space can utilise to build complex functionality, all in real-time. This new feature, is called LogiX.

If you’re unfamiliar with visual scripting environments, such as Unreal Engine’s ‘Blueprints’ for example, it’s a way to visually represent objects, actions, properties etc. such that a program can be represented by icons, each with interconnects which indicate logic and program flow. It’s a powerful way to visualise raw data, and allows non programmers to better comprehend what’s behind the code.

“I believe that this is a big leap in our vision for Neos becoming the ‘metaverse engine’ – an actual game engine with core principles designed from the scratch for the metaverse,” Mariančík says, “Everything is still in alpha and very rough, but you can start playing with it if you’re enthusiastic enough, we’d love to see what you’ll build.”

NeosVR‘s LogiX takes that accessibility a step further. By adding the drag-to-connect objects to its multi-user VR environment, a semi physical flow of coding seems to emerge, with your teammates working in parallel to build out certain functions, with actions that impact the virtual world you’re occupying in real time.

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LogiX is enabled in the latest Alpha version of NeosVR, which is available for download once you’ve registered over at the project’s site here. And to get you started, the developers have produced a series of LogiX video tutorials too.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
  • FRED

    Just a thought, although it looks like a great system, maybe you guys should hire an announcer that can speak English – as your presentation to America was barely intelligible.

    • George Vieira IV

      I feel like the video of him speaking was speed up. If he was talking more slowly I don’t think his accent would be an issue.

    • Dotcommer

      Not everything revolves around the US, Fred. Also, there’s captions. This is a non issue.

      • FRED

        Sorry but all the money and technology are HERE in the US , if there is somewhere else then post your video there in your native language so the other place that all technology revolves around will buy whatever you are saying .

  • Foreign Devil

    Looks real interesting and promising!

  • Very cool Tomáš! Long live the VR mafia!