30 years ago, Duck Hunt was released for the NES console. Today, fans of the classic game have created a way to bring the light gun shooter game into the modern era…
Joseph Delgado, a computer science student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, attended last month’s Global Game Jam 2016 and was inspired to build a virtual reality version of Duck Hunt. The 21 year-old Delgado built the game in 24 hours and released a gameplay video to his YouTube channel on Wednesday.
In the video, we see Delgado exploring the Hub Level he created before embarking on his Duck Hunt adventure. The Razer Hydra controller kit is hooked up to Delgado’s Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 to track his hand movements, which correspond to how the gun moves around in-game. He 3D-printed a plastic head-mount for the Hydra from a model he found on Thingiverse.
If you would like to know more about how Joseph Delgado made Duck Hunt for virtual reality, click here to read to his dev diary.
Delgado built the game as a seven-day challenge for players, with the game getting progressively more difficult each day.
In addition to the main Duck Hunt VR, Delgado also included the “Game C” mini-game that lets players shoot at clay targets in the distance to practice their marksmanship, which is incredible when one remembers that this was all built in a day (unlike Rome).
The hope is to port his creation to the HTC Vive VR platform once that device is released sometime in April. He plans to release Duck Hunt VR for free in hopes of avoiding any trouble from Nintendo.
Whether he will succeed remains to be seen, but it’s still very cool to see new life breathed into great old games. Check it out below.