Announcing: The PaperDude VR World Tour

Hi PaperDude Enthusiast! We’re notifying you because you signed up to receive updates on Globacore’s PaperDude VR Oculus Rift experience… and we have updates…

We’re proud to announce the PaperDude VR World Tour!

Over the last couple of months since we launched the original video we’ve been busy at work improving the system and getting it ready for prime time. Our first few test events went well at FITC Screens, Toronto Unity Developers Group, and Touch Vancouver.

In two days from now we will be switching on the virtual lights at Cinekid Festival in Amsterdam… We can’t think of a better place on the planet to kick-off the tour other than the bike-friendliest city in the world! Of note — The Dutch translation of PaperDude is amazing and we hope you have a chance to check it out if you happen to be in town between October 17th and October 25.

After Cinekid Amsterdam, we’re packing our bags for…

* DPX Digital in Halifax October 22-26
* EventTech Las Vegas Nov 4-6
* Engadget Expand in NYC November 9-10

…and a possible appearance at CES — stay tuned for Details!

If you’re interested in coming by our installation at any of these events — feel free to email us in advance, and we’ll save you a spot in the special VIP line-up:

From the bottom of our virtual hearts — Thank you for all of your support! The PaperDude VR trip has been one very exciting ride so far — we hope you get a chance to join us for a roll down 8-bit suburban memory lane!

The Globacore Team


Oculus Rift + Kinect + KickR = Our Homage to Paperboy: PaperDude VR

At Globacore we create custom branded videogames and interactive exhibits. Our specialty is in using emerging technologies in creative ways — usually for the purposes of marketing and advertising.

For this project we wanted to go back to our roots — back to a time where our romance with interactive technology began. Somewhere between typing in Load & Run on the Commodore 64, and checking out the latest arcade game at the convenience store on the corner… there was a game that stood out…

The game was called Paperboy… made by Atari and published in 1984.

It’s cutting-edge 3D orthographic projection blew Spy Hunter‘s top down view out of the water… the in-game speech seemed an impossible reality… and the actual bike handle game controllers on the arcade version was the cherry on top of this ground breaking emergent experience.

Fast forward to 2013… using an Oculus Rift, a Kinect, an actual bike, and and a Wahoo Fitness Kickr we’ve tried to take our much-loved game to the next level…

PaperDude VR… Check it out on its project page here