Join Developer Alan Wheat on his visionary adventure to bring fitness to the the world of Virtual Reality. I know what your thinking, people have been trying to merge exercise with gaming for years with the Kinect, exercise bikes, and in other creative ways.
The majority of the gaming community are pretty lazy people. Its very difficult to sell fitness to gamers. But Alans vision to bring healthy lifestyle to VR has some twists that make Youtopia stand out. In this open world virtual adventure you burn calories as you explore exotic islands, battle monsters, and collect rewarding treasures, while hardly noticing your really getting the rewards exercising.
Youtopia is still in its early development stages. Alan Wheat is an independent developer who is a modern day pioneer in virtual reality development. Anyone who knows anything about video game dev can tell you that it is a brutal costly industry. Making a game requires countless hours of labor n’ love, and a big budget. Then when a independent developers game is complete, they have to network their arss’es off online to get their hard work out to the world.
Alan is reaching out on GoFundMe for donations for Youtopia. He has several limited time incentive offers listed on the page to show his appreciation for backers support. You can check out Youtopia’s GoFundMe page here. Alan Wheat is also my Friend on FaceBook, and a very friendly guy. Send him a message or a friend request here, he is always happy to chat about the project. Lets check out some of the details from the crowd funding page below.
To make getting healthier (and staying healthy!) less of a lengthy and difficult process, and more like a rewarding and encouraging computer game. Making it easier and more fun for people to take part and stay motivated.
How he will achieve this:
Combining an in depth Virtual Reality RPG game with other wearable technologies to increase the rewards you’ll get from doing real world activities and exercise.
The main game (Youtopia) set on a newly discovered world, populated by deadly monsters, otherworldly inhabitants, treasures and exotic islands to explore – will be accessed by the VR system in the players home and the more points you earn through activity out in the real world, the more you’ll be able to advance your player at home and better parts of the game will become available to you. You can even spend any extra points you earn throughout the day or week like cash in the game, for cards, items and many other collectibles and rewards.
Multiplayer options (both in and out of the main game) will also make for a better and more rewarding system, while also adding the functionality of trading, sharing, co-operative play, challenges and even vs mode.
By making exercise more rewarding and tieing it into an immersive VR-RPG, he aim’s to keep people entertained and motivated enough to incrementally push themselves further and not give up trying! (like so many of us do!!)
The project is aimed mainly at gamers, though the RPG will also be optional for those interested solely in trying to stay healthy, the same rewards system can apply with collectibles, trading with friends and even learning new routines with VR instructors! 😉 The possibilities are endless!!
Whatever your age, ability or even medical requirements, the game can be tailored to each person’s needs and even allows you to set your own daily/weekly goals and challenges (such as x-miles travelled in a day/week)
Transform an ordinary day out into something you’ll enjoy more and want to do regularly!! Simply walking into town or biking to work could now bring unexpected rewards for your game!!
Be encouraged for your efforts, and help encourage others in a world first, lifestyle VR hybrid game, that merges fantasy and reality to help benefit every person who wants to use it!!
keep track of your progress, share statistics publicly (or privately amongst your friends) play and train co-operatively or head to head for better rewards and challenges!