Command a Mech in the Oculus Rift Demo Vox Machinae


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Vox Machinae is developed by Space Bullet Dynamics Corporation, founded by Jakub Czeszejko-Sochacki, Josh Enes and Alexander Gorshkov in 2010.
Their first foray into gaming was 
Signal Ops. Now, rightly so, they are branching out into Virtual Reality in one of the best VR demos yet (IMHO)
Space Bullet have created a great performing VR demo where your in-game body responds to your real world controls and aiming is achieved by simply looking at the target.

Earth's resources have been depleted. People try to migrate to where there is work, but many end up detained in border camps living off what scraps the governments are able to provide. Powerful corporations explore the heavens in search of raw materials. You are one of the lucky few to be a certified pilot, able to take on the distant mining jobs. The rough alien landscapes can only be navigated by enormous walking robots called GDRs or "Grinders". What happens next is up to you.
The back story, just like the story in a Transformers movie, is not really important. Essentially you pilot a hulking robot equipped with lasers and missiles and blow up anything that moves. All in the beauty of virtual reality.

Download Oculus Rift Demo Vox Machinae

Vox Machinae Setup

  • Requires Oculus 0.4.4 runtime or later.
  • Oculus Mode: Tested on Direct and Extended. Both OK
  • Unzip contents to a folder
  • Run vm_DirectToRift.exe
  • On the VRCircle test machine running at max settings is butter smooth.
    Vox Machinae configuration

Vox Machinae Controls

Xbox Controller: Yes
If it starts with a black screen. Press Y button on your XBox controller. Calibration then comes up.
Keyboard/Mouse: Mouse Keyboard Combo: (WASD)
Aim by looking at the target

Vox Machinae VRCircle Rating

Cost: Free
Barf Factor: 10/10
Performance: 10/10

Recommended Specs:
  • Oculus Rift DK2
  • Oculus Runtime 0.4.4 or Later
  • Intel Core i7 or Better
  • Windows 7/8/8.1
  • 4 GB System RAM
  • 2 GB Video RAM
  • NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti or Better
  • 1 GB Disk Space on SSD (Solid State Drive)
Test Machine Specifications
*10 is no barf, 0 instant barf

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