Titans of Space: see our Solar System in VR

Chris Burns - Feb 27, 2015, 4:31 pm CST
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Titans of Space: see our Solar System in VR

Google Cardboard has a new app by the name of Titans of Space, an experience which pushes the user through our galaxy in Virtual Reality. This app is available for Oculus Rift, if you do so please, but has become available for mobile devices for the first time this week. This app is free, but also has a Narration Add-On which you can purchase inside the app once you’ve seen what our system is made of, planet to planet, place to place.

It’s unlikely anyone saw the mobile virtual reality experience come to fruition like this. A mobile telephone strapped to one’s face with cardboard and elastic bands, showing us outer space like a real interplanetary professor. But that’s what this is – and it’s here right this minute.

NOTE: This game is out now for Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, AND the Samsung Gear VR. You’ll need to go ahead and purchase the lot if you want to experience the app… from each different device. Even though they’re basically the same no matter which device you use.

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Unless you’re using an Oculus Rift, in which case you get many more options.

Titans of Space for Cardboard – as it’s called – was created by the development team at DrashVR LLC. While you’re able to experience the app in most any Android smartphone, you’ll have the best time with one of the higher-end devices released in the last couple of years running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher.

Move from planet to planet receiving interesting tidbits about each planetary body as you pause to visit. This space app should give youngsters a good idea of how each planet is positioned in the Solar System – if they didn’t already know based on the Solar System model you have at home or attached to their bedroom ceiling, of course.

The development crew behind this app suggest that a Nexus 5 running Android 4.4.3 will result in an experience running at 50-60fps, easy peasy. You can grab the app now through Google Play.


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