You have heard a lot about virtual reality but have not yet had the chance to experience it yourself. That’s what the Thursday arcade is for. Faculty, staff and students at Grinnell College are welcome to come to the GCIEL space in the Digital Liberal Arts Lab, strap on a headset, and become fully immersed in a virtual experience. Working together with Grinnell College Virtual Reality (GCVR), a student organization helping to promote virtual reality technology at the college, the Thursday arcade is a great opportunity for you to experience virtual reality yourself, meet others interested in the technology, think about how you could use virtual reality for your own purposes, and just to have fun. The Thursday arcade hours for Spring Semester 2017 are:
02 March, 3 to 5 PM (Special event for GCIEL advisory committee)
09 March, 3 to 5 PM
23 March, 3 to 5 PM (Special event for President and Senior Staff)
06 April, 3 to 5 PM
20 April, 3 to 5 PM
27 April, 3 to 5 PM (Special event for Board of Trustees)
04 May, 3 to 5 PM
We have the following experiences installed on the HTC Vive machines:
Google Earth VR (https://vr.google.com/earth).
The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed (http://store.steampowered.com/app/270130).
Zombie Training Simulator (http://store.steampowered.com/app/446620).
My Brother’s Keeper (https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/01/my-brothers-keeper-vr-sundance).
Gnomes & Goblins (http://store.steampowered.com/app/490840).
We Were Here (http://store.steampowered.com/app/582500).
Everest VR (http://store.steampowered.com/app/384750).
The Lab (http://store.steampowered.com/app/450390).
We have the following experiences installed on the Oculus Rift machine:
Dear Angelica (https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1174445049267874).
We Wait (https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1248924088498899).
Oculus First Contact (https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1217155751659625).
Dead and Buried (https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1198491230176054).
Senza Peso (https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1184398028297648).
Oculus Dreamdeck (https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/941682542593981).
Lucky’s Tale (https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/909129545868758).
Bullet Train (https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/980771811959458).
The Rose and I (https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/980646215356452).
If there is a title you would like to experience, please let us now and we will try our best to get it for you. Hope to see you soon at the Thursday arcade!