We want to create and simulate a realistic and engaging space environment wile also interacting and learning new information. Some of the current content are mostly too futuristic to pure game/fun entertainment experience. However, we want to make the unique experience that provides a combination of learning and entertaining content to help spread awareness of the wonder and beauty of space.
We have used Unity3d to develop virtual reality app using the SteamVR platform with Vive Pro hardware, for additional details please check out Github Repository:
We found it challenging to create the 3D environment from scratch in such short period of time, therefore we relied on integrating an already created assets available freely and spent our time to customize and develop a contextual interaction with elements through out the experience. Also, we want to utilize Nasa's data to further achieve a more relistic and accurate resluts. Lastly, some 3D assets need further modification and customization to be rendered properly.
SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.