Just in time for Valentine’s day, we’ve ported the original version of Alien Makeout Simulator for modern VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Anyone with one of those headsets and Steam (with SteamVR installed) can hop on over to our landing page on itch.io to get the latest version: https://alienmakeout.itch.io/alien-makeout-simulator
We’re happy to share this crazy early VR experience with the modern VR audience, and hope you enjoy it!
Wednesday night, Alien Makeout Simulator was shown on Comedy Central’s @midnight show. It was highlighted during a game that had the contestents guessing which crazy Oculus Rift concept was ACTUALY real! We’re big fans of Breaking Bad, so it was a real trip seeing BB’s Bob Odenkirk on the very same episode.
Check out the clip below to see the full segment featuring AMS:
We’ve just released a new and improved version of Alien Makeout Simulator! This is the same version we brought to the Boston Festival of Indie Games a couple months ago, where we took the audience voted prize for Best Single Player Game. But more importantly, this version is our first public release supporting Oculus’ DK2 headset.
We’ve made a ton of improvements since the original release, including an all new audio design, choice of male or female partner, improved UI, a new “pecking” mechanic, and some shiny new graphical effects.
This weekend, our Supreme Commander of Code, Michael Mandel flew to Oculus Connect in fabulous Hollywood, California! Since there is no business like show business there, he showed the crowd our Alien Makeout Simulator… and the crowd got frisky!
Thank you everyone who played, and a huge thank you to Magic Pixel Games, creators of “Night at the Rockulus”, for letting us demo our DK2 experience along with theirs, which recreates the amazing head bobbing sketch from Saturday Night Live starring Jim Carrey while blasting the “Night at the Roxbury” music!
A huge thank you to everyone who played and voted for us! We’re so happy to not only have been your favorite game, but for many of you, your FIRST VR game! All you other VR virgins out there, let’s hook up at our next event… ;}
This last weekend of May we participated in the VR Game Jam in Boston, aided by Valve and Unity3D and Oculus VR and organized by Alex Schwartz and Devin Reimer of Owlchemy Labs. It was here that the five of us developed the Alien Makeout Simulator. You can read about it here on the Unity3D Blog.
We demoed the game publicly after only a day of development at hack/reduce. Love was in the air as people puckered up to our beautiful alien in a red dress, made by our artist Shawn Witt: