NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) Releases Its First Ever Video Game

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NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has released VR Funhouse, its first video game. A new graphics card driver GeForce has also been released and is ready to support players. The release comes after a few demos by the firm through its studio. The demos were used to create a real feel of the game long before it was released, according to Victoria D. Rege, Product Manager of Funhouse.

VR Funhouse umbrella

There are 7 games under Funhouse. Each individual game has been crafted using cutting edge in-house technology, but the games have a common denominator. An archery game and a whack-a-mole game are some of the mini games in this umbrella.

Funhouse is a virtual reality game that has been built using Unreal Engine 4. It showcases Nvidia’s VR technology including its fluid flow simulations, PhysX, HairWorks, and Multi-Res Shading. It is similar to other VR games, having tools and symbols such as moles, balloons, squirt guns, soccer balls and dishware, to name a few.

Gamers can play it for free, but need GeForce GTX 1060, 1070, 980 Ti, or Titan X. If a a system is compatible with the VR Funhouse interface, a user can also download HTC Vive.

Support services for VR Funhouse – Ansel and GeForce

Gamers also need Ansel, the screenshooting tool to control the camera and get accurate screenshots. Fortunately, the tool has also been released. It will support very high resolutions and players will be able to take 3600 screenshots and VR screen shots. However, the tool will only work with supported games, such as the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. It will soon be able to support The Witcher 3.

GeForce graphics card drivers have also been released, which will support several VR games such as VR Funhouse, Obduction, Raw Data, The Assembly and Everest VR. It can be download manually or through the GeForce Experience.

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