Come on down to South Park with Oculus Rift

By Stephany Nunneley
2 July 2014 15:17 GMT

Inspired by South Park: The Stick of Truth, production company Tool decided to re-create everyone’s favorite town in Colorado in 3D using Oculus Rift.


Last month, Tool used the Oculus tech to create a 3D version of the town users could view through the eyes of a South Park citizen walking the city streets.

“Taking inspiration from other renditions of the city of South Park, such as the most recent video game “Stick of Truth” and the season 17 show intro, we felt that a combination of flat cutout characters and more dimensional paper-textured buildings was the way to go,” said the firm on its website.

“We began work modeling the buildings of the city in Cinema 4D and laying out a rough version with placeholders in Unity.”

Tool also created an Easter egg which allows the user to fall into a tunnel to hell upon walking through the South Park church doors. There, users can find Saddam Hussein next to Satan and he will take you back to South Park.

“We loved this doodle of an experiment. Every aspect of the project gave us amusement: Recalling and reminiscing on favorite moments in the show’s history, going through our long forgotten DVD sets (yes some of us still have optical drives) to research these moments, modeling the buildings, setting the environment, and creating our own avatars,” the firm stated.

“Our hope is that you enjoy exploring and rediscovering your love for this amazing show as much as we did creating.”

You can view this through your browser by clicking on the links posted on Tool’s website, and if you have an Oculus dev-kit, you can also download the source files.

Thanks Wired, via Engadget.

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