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Orbit: 3D Game Design – VR Hand Tracking Design and Prototyping

February 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This month’s 3D Game Design meetup will feature a guest presentation by Chris Caulfield, the Creative Director of local VR-focused game studio Catapult Games.

Chris will be discussing his work on designing for hand tracking on the Oculus Quest, as seen in Catapult’s recently released “Pop Pop!” project. Chris will also be sharing details about the demo’s prototyping process, which involved meticulously breaking down the abilities and limits of the tracking, analyzing the design of often-janky tech demos, and Keeping It Simple Stupid.

Even if you aren’t creating a VR game, this look at the prototyping process is relevant for designers, gameplay programmers, and any other game makers with an interest in creating proof of concept prototypes to effectively test out gameplay concepts.

NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau

For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.


Looking to expand your 3D game development skills? This group is for you!

The 3D Game Design Orbit group is intended to help local game makers connect, and to provide a forum for mutual support and peer-based mentorship. This group focuses on topics related to popular 3D game engines such as Unity, Unreal, Godot, and more.

The 3D Game Design Orbit group meets at 1pm every fourth Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.


Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!

The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.

Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.


February 27, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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