With the Oculus Rift designed to be a virtual reality headset for gaming, safe to say it helps to create a very immersive gaming experience. We’ve seen some creative uses of the Oculus Rift, such as how it simulates a guillotine, as well as provide a freefalling simulation, and now thanks to a group of Canadian indie developers, they have created a game for the Oculus Rift that simulates defusing a bomb called “Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes”. Created for the Global Game Jam, the game basically tasks one gamer with the Oculus Rift to do the defusing, while the rest of the team will have to pore through various documents trying to determine the make of the bomb and how best to defuse it.
The game will also take advantage of the Razer Hydra motion controller, presumably for the wearer of the Oculus Rift to perform the defusing of the virtual bomb. This also means that unless you have both the Oculus Rift and the Razer Hydra, you’d be out of luck if you wanted to try the game for yourself. According to the developers, there was a lot more features that they would have liked to add to the game but couldn’t as they were pressed for time. Such features included sensors that would prevent gamers from flipping the bomb over, panels that required unscrewing, and so on. All in all it’s a pretty clever idea and you can check it out in the video above.
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