Once upon a time, virtual reality was incredibly complicated and hard to work with. Until Google launched WebVR for Chrome that is. It empowers everyone with the ability to create virtual reality content for the web.
We were chosen by Google’s Creative Lab in NY to develop a thrilling experience to showcase this new technology. This led us to the creation of our very own game: Konterball.
Based on the rules of Ping-Pong, users can play the game online against their friends in real time, or in a single-player mode. It was developed to showcase Google’s WebVR, sitting natively inside the latest version of Chrome. So it works directly within the web browser of pretty much any device, meaning you can play with your laptop mouse, with your thumbs on your smartphone – or even by simply tilting your VR headset to control the paddle.
Feel free to enter the world of Konterball via the Google Daydream, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Desktop or via Mobile.
In-keeping with the spirit of VR, we wanted to make Konterball an immersive game, existing in its own uniquely colourful corner of cyberspace. Realising this meant fleshing out the gameplay with specially commissioned music and sounds. You can even check out the music over on Spotify.
Addictive, handsome, and intuitive, Konterball even got featured as the number 1 example of WebVR at the Google I/O.
The EP "Ping Pong" from "Das Ping Pong" was carefullly composed by Fifth Music and is available in two versions on Spotify.