Both the Oculus Rift-enabled and Standard demos for Solo: A Climbing Adventure are now available! The demo offers an “arcade mode” introduction to some of the Solo gameplay, which will be more fully developed within an adventure narrative in the final game.
Climb any of three challenging routes, from easy 5.4 to intermediate 5.8. Top out, get your climbing score, and take in the view! If the sun goes down before you reach the top, just switch on your headlamp (or wait for the moon to come up!) for a little night climbing excitement. As your hands tire and your heartbeat pounds louder, find the next easy hold or risk taking a long “screamer” to the ground.
Solo uses a custom-built locomotion system specifically designed for climbing mechanics, while keeping the controls simple enough to keep gameplay fun. Please see the website for more on the project.
Click one of the download links below. Check back as the demo may be updated with bug fixes and feature improvements.
Note the Oculus Rift demo has slightly different controls from the standalone non-Oculus version, which are listed below in the Controls section.
Windows: XP, Vista, 7 or 8
2.0 GHz processor
2 GB system RAM
1 GB Hard Disk Space
Direct3D10 or OpenGL 3 compatible video card
1. Unzip file
2. If Oculus-enabled, connect Oculus.
3. Launch Solo app.
Recommended resolution is 1280×800
Move and Turn (Oculus): WASD
Move (non-Oculus): W/S for Forward/Back
Turn (non-Oculus): Mouse to Look + Forward
Target hold by looking at hold (center hold in view)
Grab Left Hold: A or Left Mouse Button
Grab Left Hold: D or Right Mouse Button
Pull on Left/Right Hold: Q/E or Mousewheel
Release Hold: S + Grab while targeting hold
Return to base: Walk off cliff (!)
Toggle Headlamp: F