End Space VR for Cardboard has had it’s named changed to Minos Starfighter! The name change is to stop any more confusion that End Space VR for Cardboard is a similar game to End Space on the Gear VR. This will hopefully put a to stop to any future confusion as we push forward developing End Space on other platforms. End Space VR for Cardboard has been wildly successful with many fantastic reviews, recommendations, and awards naming it the best game for Google Cardboard. Minos Starfighter will continue that tradition and is available on the Play Store and the App Store. End Space will continue to be our main focus of future development efforts.
Microsoft just released a firmware update to allow owners of the latest Xbox One S controller to work with the Samsung Gear VR. This is a ‘How to’ on getting the firmware updated and connecting the Xbox One S controller to the Gear VR. First we will look at how to get the update and then how to connect the controller to your Gear VR over Bluetooth.
I just finished building my new VR Development rig and after getting all the parts together the magic moment arrived. I hit the power button and entered into BIOS and to my dismay my new M.2 drive, the Samsung SM951 was not detected by the Asus Z170 Pro Gaming motherboard. After reading forum posts of people complaining about the same issue I didn’t find a solution that worked. Luckily I found one post that guided me in the right direction and after some more tweaking I found the right settings in BIOS to get my M.2 drive detected by Windows and proceed with the install on the fresh SSD.
End Space was just updated to 1.1.1. Head to Oculus Home and grab the new update. This is a small update to address issues introduced in the 1.1 update. Read the patch notes below for a detailed list of everything fixed.
Also really excited to see that Upload VR just published a great article on how we got our start turning Google Cardboard success into a full-time VR studio: How Two Brothers Built a Full-Time VR Studio Out of Pizza Boxes.
It’s been a crazy 3 months since the initial release of End Space! The game has been so well received it has been on the Top Selling list on Oculus Home every week since launch. It’s had a ton of great reviews, and every day I get emails from people saying how much they enjoy playing the game.
The success of End Space has enabled me to start a company, Orange Bridge Studios, along with my brother Lee, the man behind VR Dev School. For the last 3 months we have been learning the ropes of starting a company, working on End Space full time, and trying to get outside to see the sun.
Now we are ready to release End Space 1.1. This is a foundational update to improve performance, fix issues, improve the visual quality of the game, and most importantly open up the game to a larger audience with the introduction of Touchpad Flight mode. Read on below to see what’s new….