City-building for VR

There are a couple of RTS type games for VR, but they’re just projections of the existing style of game, and doing this stuff by hand is clunky and annoying.

What I’d like to see is a VR-capable building game that lets you operate from the old top-down perspective for viewing the big picture, but lets you zoom on down to the in-situ level to see what the people are doing and to do things like plan/upgrade buildings, and using gestures etc to give it a cyberspace-god-like feel.

Figure: You’re standing on the gravel path watching your woodworkers heading out to chop down trees. They mumble about being hungry as they pass. Oh yeah, I could use a bakery. Circle your hand to open the blue-glowing buildings rolodex, tap your hand on the glowing bakery image, and then throw it down to roughly where you want it; use both hands to twist/position it, and then bang your fist down to make it so.

You could, of course, do all of this from the more conventional menu systems, but including the creators-eye view would just make it that much more kick ass :)

 

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