Titans of Space is a short guided tour of a few planets and stars, the point of which is to give the player a sense of scale of just how big these planets and stars are compared to each other.
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Developer
Drash
Engine
Unity
Platforms
MS Windows
OS X
Linux
Samsung Gear VR
Peripherals
Keyboard & mouse
Xbox 360 controller
Razer Hydra
First release
June 8, 2013
Release date
August 27, 2015
Version
1.8 (SDK 0.6.0.1)
Genre
Space Educational Astronaut
Mode
Single-player

Gameplay


Goal

Although the tour is on rails, you can proceed through it at your own pace.

It's not meant to be realistic, but more on the surreal holographic side. Everything you see is shrunk down to 1 millionth of their actual size, which means you will see Earth as a 12.7-meter-wide holographic ball, rather than the giant 12756km-wide ball of rock that it is.

It takes a minimum of 14 minutes to blast through the whole tour without taking your time and without taking any breaks, so plan accordingly.

Controls

The controls are very simple as there are merely four things you can do during the tour:
  • Look around
  • Zoom in on things
  • Read the tour guide panel in front of you
  • Proceed to next tour stop whenever you're ready

Titans of Space supports several forms of input: Oculus Rift, keyboard, mouse, Xbox 360 gamepad, and Razer Hydra. Once the tour is underway you don't actually need any of that (aside from the Rift) unless you wanted to zoom in on something or fiddle with options.

All of that information about controls and options are accessible at any time during the tour, just hit Escape (or gamepad X button).

Development

http://www.drashvr.com/2014/09/titans-of-space-has-been-ported-to.html
http://www.drashvr.com/2014/11/titans-of-space-update-plus-tough-gear.html
http://www.drashvr.com/2014/12/titans-of-space-gear-vr-recent.html

Media



In the media

Titans of Space: Waltz Through the Solar System in One of the Best Oculus Rift Demos Yet at Road To VR
Titans of Space Conveys Scale With VR at Learn in VR
http://www.roadtovr.com/titans-of-space-oculus-rift-virtual-dk2-virtual-reality-education/
http://www.roadtovr.com/titans-space-heading-samsung-gear-vr-developer-highlights-challenges-faces/
http://www.gizmag.com/samsung-gear-vr-oculus-games-review/35312/

Relevant forum threads

Titans of Space - A Guided Tour at the Oculus Developer Forums
Titans of Space - my favorite Oculus experience so far at MTBS3D
Oculus Rift - Titans of Space demo. Holy cow. at Reddit
[RELEASE] Titans of Space DK2 at the Oculus Developer Forums
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2dly8k/titans_of_space_dk2_release/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2evxqu/titans_of_space_technically_the_best_rift_dk2/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2fdfet/titans_of_space_coming_to_gearvr/
https://forums.oculus.com/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=16992
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/3io853/titans_of_space_is_now_titans_of_space_classic/

External links

Official website

Downloads


DK2 demo

MS Windows (1.8)
OS X (1.70c)

DK1

Download DK1 demo for MS Windows (v1.37c)
Download DK1 demo for OS (v1.37c)
Download DK1 demo for Linux (v1.37c)