Virtual Reality

4 Easy Steps to Enter an Oculus Challenge

With the latest update of Olly Power Play you can now compete with your friends online with Oculus Challenges. This offers a great way to expand your gameplay and challenge your friends to specific levels top see who will come out on the top of our leaderboards!

Continue reading to find out how you can enter an Oculus Challenge for Olly Power Play.

1) Open the Scoreboards that comes with your Oculus Quest 2. This app is where you can access all our leaderboards and where you will enter, create, and keep track of challenges.

2) Click on the challenges tab to bring up the current and closed challenges for Olly Power Play.

3) Choose a challenge! Look at all the available challenges from your friends, the Oculus community, or even from Olly.

4) Press play and start scoring points to stay ahead of the competition.

Remember you can replay challenges as often as you like before times up. So, keep throwing and have fun!

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Waysun Inc. Upgrades its Olly Power Play VR Experience

Waysun Inc. has now taken its target-based VR adventure game to the next level with a major update.

ORLANDO, FL – September 2022 – Waysun Inc. is delighted to introduce a major update its target-based VR adventure game, Olly Power Play, that features the curious and lovable Olly the ox. Get ready for Olly to cheer you on as you venture through over 150 levels with new engaging targets and blockers. 

Players looking for more of a challenge have access to a variety of new rock and metal blockers that have been added to gameplay. They can also experience the new Blitz Mode, which features a throwing Fruit Frenzy to test speed and accuracy where the lowest score wins. This Olly Power Play update allows users to enjoy a better multiplayer gaming experiences with friends and family through an enhanced Party Mode. Furthermore, challenges can be extended through online leaderboards with Oculus Challenges. Advanced players can show off even more by earning the brand-new Champion Star Ranking and can track their performance with Player Performance Stats.

Waysun Inc. cannot wait for Oculus Quest 2 users to grab their headsets and enjoy Olly’s significant game update. Experience Olly Power Play with immersive visual, audio, and haptic effects added to every throw that accentuate the evolving innovation of gaming in the VR industry.

This project has been a great experience to watch the team bring Olly to life and make an immersive game that allows players of all ages to compete against each other with a deceptively simple action like throwing fruit. With this release of the game, the team has worked incredibly hard and improved on every aspect of the game with more levels, more Olly, and more things that we will let the players find for themselves. I can’t wait for players to take it for a spin and, as Olly would say, Let’s Play!” — Evan Graham, Development Director at Waysun Inc.

Discover more new features, additional levels, upgraded gameplay, and expanded leaderboards with Olly Power Play – Available now in the AppLab

Waysun's entry into the world of VR Gaming

Waysun’s Entry Into the World of VR Gaming

Due to an increase of consumer attention and fascination in VR gaming, Waysun Inc. has decided to weave its way into the ever-evolving industry with Olly Power Play: an innovative, target-based challenge for the Oculus.

Since the inception of the company in 2016, Waysun Inc. has established itself as a full-service media and games publisher for owned and licensed content distributed across mobile, PC, and TV platforms in the U.S. and global markets. They specialize in providing critical and effective services for developers in the industry to successfully launch and further capitalize on their games and other products.

Over the past few years, the growing interest in the VR community has created a high demand for games on devices such as the Oculus Quest 2.

Waysun’s Software Engineer Lead, David Schiff states, “VR is a very interesting platform that enables a host of different game design options that other platforms are simply unable to support. VR is becoming increasingly more popular, and until recently, it has been a very limited platform due to high headset costs. With Oculus Quest 2, VR has become much more accessible, so there is a much larger VR player base than there ever was.”

Waysun Inc. values innovation and excellence, therefore, it is no surprise that the company decided to venture out into the world of virtual reality with the release of Olly Power Play.

In this target-based experience, players will be introduced to the lovable Olly the ox and set off on a new adventure on his beautiful island.Olly the Ox - Olly Power Play

Regarding the game’s main character, Schiff also expresses that “Olly is what sets this game apart from others. He’s cute and adds a lot of personality to the game. He’s fun to interact with and makes every play through of the game feel like a unique experience”.

Within the stages of game development, every game starts out with a vision and inspiration for creation. Development Director, Evan Graham advises that the inspiration behind Olly Power Play was to “create a game that focuses on simple game mechanics, with cute characters, that is easy for anyone to play and compete.”

See what players are saying about Olly Power Play!

The innovative aspects of Olly Power Play surely enhance VR’s escalating potential in the gaming industry. This virtual reality experience highlights fun and exciting gameplay, along with immersive sounds and audio effects. Players will be able to compete with their family and friends over 50 dynamic levels to hit targets with various fruits, earn bonuses, and set a new high score alongside their new pal, Olly. With these simple, yet exciting game mechanics paired with a range of levels, Olly Power Play is easy for people of all ages to experience and is available in the app lab now.

5 Virtual Reality Facts

5 Virtual Reality Facts you Need to Know

The world of virtual reality can be summed up into two simple words: ever-evolving. Due to recent innovation and technological advances, virtual and augmented reality has taken over and is here to stay for the long haul. Learn about 5 Virtual Reality Facts You Need to Know. 

The growing popularity of VR poses a question: “How much do I actually know about virtual reality?”

Fear not, we are here to get you up to speed! Grab your reading glasses and prepare to be enlightened. 

Here are five facts about virtual reality that will make you an industry expert in no time:

1. The first VR headset was created by Morton Heilig in the 1960’s and was originally named the ‘Telesphere Mask’ 

In 1962, American cinematographer Morton Heiling invented the ‘Telesphere Mask’. Otherwise known as the Sensorama. This device would come to be known as one of the first and earliest known examples of multi-sensory, immersive VR technology. Fact via ioi.London. 

As the Sensorama was quite advanced for its time, as it gave the player an experience of motorcycling throughout the streets of Brooklyn. Players were also given a satisfying VR experience. Due to feeling wind in their face, vibrations from the motorcycle seat, and an engaging 3D view of Brooklyn. (Are your minds blown yet? Ours surely are!)

2. VR was marketed around 5.1 million in 2017 and is expected to be worth around 20.9 million in 2025. 

This dramatic stat from Tech Jury shows this jump in revenue is likely caused by the constant technological advancements in the industry. Factors such as higher internet speeds, access to hardware, and an increase in willing consumers contribute to such innovation as well. Due to these figures, we can predict that the market for virtual and augmented reality will continue to skyrocket at a steady pace year after year. These are the statistics we love to see! Here at Waysun, we are excited to be a part of the VR market with our Meta Quest 2 game: Olly Power Play. 

3. The number of VR users in the U.S. has increased from 22.5 million in 2017 to 50.2 million in 2020

The always upgrading industry attracts more and more users every year. According to zippia.com, the VR market is projected to reach 65.9 million users by 2023. (That’s a lot of headsets!)

With this in mind, 99Firms also reported that 35% of these individuals that use VR are between 24 to 35 years old. We’re thrilled to see the industry continue to escalate, as more individuals become familiar with the world of virtual reality.

4. 91% of business organizations are already using or are planning to use VR.

Business organizations from all sectors have adapted VR technology in their workplace. Whether it is for training purposes, or just some office fun, virtual reality has surely weaved its way into the professional world.

Here’s another fun fact for you from Strivr.com:  VR training reduces the risk in the workplace by 43%. This accounts for safer work environments and happier employees. With this in mind, we have to ask: are you willing to incorporate virtual reality technology in your office?

5. VR technology can benefit mental health purposes.

Were you aware that VR has also made its way into healthcare? Forbes.com reported that virtual reality technology can be used to treat disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. The user who undergoes such therapy is presented with “real-life” virtual experiences that help them with mental health concerns or ease chronic disorders.

Furthermore, virtual reality has also provided benefits to the learning process. As the technology has been known to improve and even speed up learning abilities in general! (At this point, is there anything VR can’t do?)

 

Due to these facts, it is evident that virtual reality is no stranger to technology. Its success will only continue to multiply and spread across different sectors. Now that you’re a VR expert, we can bet you’re ready to pick up a headset and explore all of the benefits it has to offer!