HoloLens Challenge #12: Platform Game

Super Mario Bros

The Challenge: “Reinvent platform gaming for the HoloLens.”

In honor of GDC this week, this challenge is turning to the roots of video gaming in order to take what’s best from the past and bringing it into the present. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to reinvent the platform gaming genre.

Ocarina of Time

Not sure how to get started? Here’s some great news. Microsoft has just published a HoloLens Platformer tutorial showing you how to build your own 3D platform game that uses and Xbox Controller S with bluetooth. Just switch out the assets, add objects to pick up and a scoreboard and you’ve got a game on your hands.

Mega Man 2

Help us show what the HoloLens can do.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Help show how Mixed Reality can transform gaming. Recreate your favorite gaming moments by adding 3D models from Sonic, Mega Man 2, Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, Tomb Raider, Pitfall, or unique models of your own. Take a picture or a video and post it with the #hololens_challenge hashtag.

The Rules:

  1. You have three weeks to complete this challenge. (Due March 21, 2017).
  2. Use the ‪#‎hololens_challenge‬ hashtag so we can find you and know you are participating in the challenge. You must post a photo or a video showing your solution to the challenge by Tuesday, 12 PM PST. Let us know about it on the HoloLens Developers Facebook page.
  3. As with Highlanders, there can be only one. At the same time, please remember that when we share, we are all winners. The best solution will be announced on Wednesday and selected by a shadowy group of Silicon Valley power brokers, Russian hackers, and summer interns.

Good luck!

Special thanks to the Shigeru Miyamoto for making this contest possible and for making the world better than he found it.