The Rise of Captain Longbeard

The Rise of Captain Longbeard is an immersive action-adventure game for the HTC Vive developed by Colopl NI, Inc. It was released on Steam Early Access on October 19, 2016.

I was a core member of the engineering team for this project. The game was developed in Unity; I wrote C# scripts to fix bugs and implement new gameplay features, and I designed one of the game’s four islands. I also participated in frequent design meetings to tackle challenges new to VR. Some of these challenges included the movement system, the inventory system, and ways to convey information such as the player’s current health and gold.

Showcase

Longbeard Map

The map system I implemented. As you explore areas on the island, it will uncover more sections on the player’s handheld map.

Longbeard Shop

The intuitive shop system I wrote. When you hover your hand over an item, it will show the item’s price. You can then buy the item by simply grabbing it. If you don’t have enough gold to purchase an item, the item’s price will be in red instead of white.

 

This was easily one of the most fun projects I’ve ever worked on, and I’m very happy with how it turned out! The game is no longer for sale on Steam, but you can still access its Steam page by clicking on the image below:

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