- by John Luxford
By Rachael Hosein (CCO / Co-founder) & John Luxford (CTO / Co-founder)
The first step was to see what being a stick figure avatar felt like in VR, which it turns out is ridiculous fun! From there we wanted to let people make their own comic cells with speech bubbles and props and save them as images that matched the xkcd style.
We did have to deviate from the style in some places, like adding outlines to our speech bubbles because without outlines they were harder to grab and place. But overall, we're pretty proud of how well we were able to match the look and feel.
Here are the features we managed to finish over the course of the jam:
This was a super fun project that we'd love to incorporate pieces of in Flipside proper. Imagine making your own animated shows as the xkcd characters in a web comic world? How cool is that?
You can download xkcd vr for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive here. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it, and feel free to reach out - we'd love to hear what you think!