Europe’s biggest hackathon Junction came to Helsinki last weekend. People came there from across the globe – more than 60 nationalities were represented. Virtual reality had its own track at the event and FIVR was one of the Hardware Partners. We have collected top four VR and AR projects from the weekend, so you don’t have to.
It is raining kittens – Purrgatory
One of the most fascinating projects of Junction is this augmented reality game, where you save the kittens dropping from the sky. If a kitten falls from too high, you will lose. Your aim is to help the kittens to get safely to goal. The user interface utilizes the real world where you pile up items that the kittens can use to land safely.
Firefighting simulator – Fiery mess
Initial fire-extinguishing is something that everyone should know how to do. Most of us haven’t had a chance to learn it. That is in the past, thanks to this firefighting simulator. With this simulator you can train your skills and learn how to act when it is needed.
Full immersion VR motorcycle – OculusDrift
The OculusDrift team hacked a real life miniature motorcycle that could be controlled with small handlebars and combined that with virtual reality. Funny and creative project that sums up what hackathons are all about.
Surviving in the woods – Build a Raft
In this game you find yourself in the woods next to the campfire. You can do different kinds of activities, even learn how to make hamburgers from a cow. Beautiful graphics and nice overall experience!
Check out the submissions of the teams for more info:
Fiery mess: https://devpost.com/software/fiery-mess
Build a Raft: https://devpost.com/software/build-a-raft