this is so cool!
Ravenclaw Common Room VR
A downloadable game
Ravenclaw Common Room VR is a fan-made demo project that lets you cast an assortment of spells, interact with magical objects, and relax in the high tower of Hogwarts castle. It is a fully-immersive, realtime VR experience with 6 degrees of freedom and voice-activated magic. Conjure up some trouble or kick your feet up in front of the crackling hearth. Enjoy a bit of comfort for those of us that call Hogwarts home.
- Teleport - click the analog stick (oculus touch) or touch pad (vive); hold to aim, release to teleport
- Grab - trigger
- Activate wand (use microphone to cast spells) - grip
- Quit - esc
- Restart - r
- Switch wand hand - space
Created by Colin Cody-Waters
Sound design by Brett Bullion
*This project and its creators are not associated with Warner Bros. Entertainment or J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World.
What people are saying:
"Just wanted to say a big thanks for sharing. My girlfriend was almost in tears!"
"This was bloody brilliant! ... I mean, this is what VR is for!"
"Rowena would be proud"
- OS: Windows™ 10
- Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290, equivalent or better
Unzip the folder and run the .exe. No installation will occur.
For best experience, please ensure that your default headphones and microphone are set to the VR headset when launching the app. The game window must be your active window for voice recognition to work.
SteamVR must be installed to play in VR. Fly mode available for mouse and keyboard by clicking "2D Debug" once the app has launched, though only limited interactions are possible.
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Will it ever be available for the quest and will there ever be a proper movement ?
Why can I not move around? Can I only teleport?? :'(
That just takes away from the immersion. And pretty much makes it unplayable for me.
I hope I'm in the minority, cause it really looks like this could be good one.
I have no clue if it is hard or not to implement a system where we could just walk with our joystick.
To me it sounds like it is simple.
From what little I managed to see of this Experience, it was very nice.
Also wish I could turn around with the other joystick, mouse or keyboard.
How did yall make it to where you could say the spell?
omg i love you
Is it somehow possible to download and play this on the oculus quest 2?
not without an exe to apk converter
ofc, im playing on quest 2. You can play any PC game just by connecting ur quest 2 via virtual desktop with PC. Download Oculus app on PC. Buy Virtual Desktop. Install on Quest 2. Install Virtuall Dekstop Streamer on PC. You're good to go.
You know you could make a lot of money from this
No, they can not. A thing called copyright. ..
I’m sure warner bros would like that as well
Warner bros Threaten to sue some guy for giving a Harry Potter themed birthday party. What do you thing when they heard an unlicensed game of their property has been sold. And for making games, they are only selling rights to highest bidder like Lego. So I don't think they will give rights to an indie developers.
Here is a newsletter about one of their threats
This is fantastic! I'd be lying if I said it satisfied me, though. It left me wanting more! I would love to see a fully fleshed out Harry Potter VR game where you not only speak the spells, but you've got to flick/wave/flourish the wand appropriately to activate the spells. Nicely done! Keep up the great work!
thank you...thank you so so so much I was basically crying to see this. I downloaded it immediately thank you so much for making it free. I am completely obsessed with Harry Potter and this is exactly what I want. I would pay to have a few improvements for example being able to send spells at an object by flicking your wrist (wand) and to move without having to hold down the joystick as sometimes I accidentally let got before I’m at my place. I would love more spells and locations to be added in the future but I can tell you honestly, this Slytherin has never been so happy to be in a ravenclaw common room. Thank you so much !!!!
Is there any way to port this so it is natively on the Quest 1 or 2, to sideload? My PC simply isn't strong enough. If not, I hope you continue to make games like this which can be used on the quest. Love the game.
absolutely loved it! :) I hope you will consider making more harry potter themed VR games.
does it work on quest 2 hooked up to a pc? if it does how do you do it?
just use a link cable or airlink then make sure you have steam vr installedthen once the game is istalled unzip the folder and start steam vr once in steamvr open the unziped folder and open the exe
im having some issues with it picking up my microphone on my headset. in discord call or otherwise
Hey Colin. I really want to play Ravenclaw common room on my Quest 2 but I am a beginner and I really don't know how to install it on my quest. I don't even know where to start. Could you help me pls?
Ok, they say there's no such thing as a stupid question, so here goes: I'm totally new to VR, about ready to buy what I think should be a decent headset -- the HP Reverb G2 -- and I wanted to know if anyone here recommends that headset for this Hogwarts experience? I still have to learn about Steam, how it works, etc. but I figured I could learn while I'm using this project. Anyone know for sure about compatibility?
Hey so I'm having some trouble with launching the game, it just doesn't launch i've tried a lot of things but none worked, i'm using a quest 2 with link and SteamVr but the game just launches for a second and then closes itself, Please help me
You are so correct, This is like stepping into Hogwarts, I think you casted a spell on me, I love it. 🧙♂️✨
Can my daughter play this game with an Oculus Quest 2 or would she need to use the Oculus Rift S?
Dude, this game is just awesomely magic. I'm sure it's something people would spend money on. Personally I'm left feeling like I want so much more of it but I keep enjoying just repeating the spells and trying it again and again. AWESOME work - in capital letters.
Your little game is AWESOME! God I had so much fun, and I've felt like I've been waiting for years for this! Thank you! You should definitely think about connecting your paypal to your account because I would have loved to donate something for this :) <3.
any chance you can release an apk for this game so i can sideloud it to my quest 2 i believe it will run ok maybe a little laggy but i will be interested in downloading if there was an apk
Great work. I well enjoyed this.
Looks cool ! Any plan to make it available for Linux ?
Thanks for this Experience
If you have Virtual Desktop on the Quest I got it to work with that and SteamVR. After opening SteamVR with VD, open the folder and click the "Ravenclaw" application and then switch back to VR.
Also, this game is amazing! I hope one day someone can map out the entire Hogwarts castle to explore in VR. :-)
Is there an apk file so could sideload it to the quest? I know you can just use oculus link with steamVR but my oculus app doesn't work.
Ah so cool! Any chance you will release it for Quest too?
what you have here is incredible! i think you could expand this to something bigger will u be having updates and new content?
Does this work in any VR headset?
i wish i could download this....im a Ravenclaw (yes i did use Pottermore fellow Potterheads) and i relly want to chill out in this for the rest of my life
For the Quest Link, just like with the Rift and Rift S, you'll need to complete setup in the Oculus app and enable "Unknown Sources" in the Settings>General tab. You'll also need to run SteamVR Room Setup, which will either launch when you run SteamVR the first time, or you can find it in your Steam library after launching SteamVR. This will let you play any SteamVR game with your Quest Link, including this one!
Try following this guide for setup: https://www.androidcentral.com/how-play-half-life-alyx-oculus-quest#wired
If you can launch something from your steam library and play it, then you'll be able to play this game. VR setup can certainly be a pain, but don't worry, you'll be able to play by the time you get it figured out. I've tested via Quest Link and confirmed that all features work as they should.
I am having trouble getting the voice commands to work.
I am not sure if that is just my headset or if it is the game.
If anyone has a solution please reply.
I'm a huge fan of harry potter and am also a game developer previously worked on multiplayer VR games. I was wondering if your code is in unreal engine(it seems to me based on the quality) and is there a way of open sourcing your code and assets so that I can make the multiplayer duels mode on the top of it? I can see there are also some improvements in the hand controller asset that could be done as well.
The first thing you see when extracting the .zip is UnityPlayer.dll. It is made with unity.
is it possible to make this for PSVR? I’d love to play the game but I don’t have the right platform :(
Sorry to break it to you, but NOT AT ALL. PSVR is a whole 'nother platform and can only play playstation games. To my knowledge, there's no way to sideload to a playstation. Even then though, I don't know how many developers would develop for that platform.
This really is great. The only thing I personally think it would be nice to add is the ability to turn around using the right analog stick on Oculus + Touch (both snap and smooth). I know many people have full room-scale VR setups now, but there's many that don't, and this one little addition would help greatly for those who don't. This is a still great even with the turning limitations, but it would be amazing with that one quality of life improvement for Oculus Rift owners like me.
Is this available on Quest yet via Sidequest from Mac? I am knew to VR and just stumbled upon this experience.
It's a bit hardware-intensive for the Quest, but I'll keep it in mind as the project continues. Currently no plans.