Steam Game: Balls! Virtual Reality Cricket Game

for Steam, NatWest and Fosters

For sports and cricket enthusiasts, stickee releases its Virtual cricket game 'Balls!'. Immersing users right into the game as the batsmen, the experience for the HTC Vive is available on the Steam game platform.

brief

As enthusiasts of all things tech, our team couldn’t wait to develop our own Virtual Reality experiences.

Our goal was to design, develop and release a Virtual Reality game to the public on the Steam games store. Due to our love of cricket we opted to build a fully immersive cricket game that could be played by all ages.

Our experienced Research and Development team began designing and creating the immersive experience. With the HTC Vive (at the time of creation) the only headset with room scale movement and hand controllers, we built the game with compatibility for the Vive.

 

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Solution

Balls! Virtual Reality Cricket

Balls! is a Virtual Reality Cricket Game for the HTC Vive that immerses you right in the heart of the cricketing action. You find yourself in the middle facing a variety of bowlers from fast paced seam to off spin and leg spin as you try to hit a record score and join the Honours Board.

The game makes use of the HTC Vive’s hand held controllers to put a realistic bat in your hands, so you feel like you’re actually batting, rather than playing a computer game with a traditional controller.

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Results

The games features include:

– Village, County and International options for difficulty levels
– Slow, Medium, Fast Medium, Fast, Off Spin and Leg Spin bowling options
– In game crowd noise and reaction to shots
– Digital score board showing latest scores
– Honours board showing all time highest scores
– Separate view for friends watching on a screen that shows bowling MPH, strike rate, team total etc…
– Left and Right- hand settings
– Varying speed, line and length from each bowler

The game has been showcased across the UK during the NatWest T20 Tournament. Find out more about that campaign here.

As the sole creators of our games, we can provide brands with customised versions for commercial use. Do you want to add features or your company branding into one of our VR experiences? Our commercial packages offer you the chance to create a unique virtual experience tailored to your audience. Get in touch with our team here for more information.

 

View the game on the Steam store here

 

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