Created: July 1, 2016
Requires: Windows, Oculus Rift

This virtual reality app requires the use of an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, a mounted Leap Motion Controller (using the VR Developer Mount or unofficial alternative), and the Leap Motion Orion software. It has not been tested on the latest V4 beta.

Virtual Strangers puts two complete strangers, from anywhere in the world, into a shared virtual space and gives them the ability to talk to each other, create drawings together, and scale them to mind-bending sizes.

This project was featured at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as part of The Verge’s summer series POP, which explores all facets of VR storytelling.

By Mike Harris & Alec Slayden