Project CARS is something interesting in the form of a community supported car racing simulation game with the developer Slightly Mad Studios behind the project (the developer of Need For Speed SHIFT and SHIFT 2 Unleashed). The platform called World of Mass Development created by Slightly Mad Studios for Project Cars and maybe for future games as well in interesting with that it gives users the ability to take active part in the development of the project and not only to financially contribute for its development. So far the project has accumulated 2,762,455 Euro funding from the community and the game’s developer and it really promises to be something good, offering interesting an fun gameplay, realistic simulation and great graphics. On top of that as you can see from the stereo 3D video embedded above, it will apparently also work well in stereoscopic 3D mode and will look even better and more realistic when played like that (the embedded video is recorded from a current game Beta using 3D Vision). So feel free to share your thoughts about Project CARS as it will take some more time before the project is ready and the actual full game gets released… there is no official released date announced yet, but probably something like mid 2013.
July 13th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Stereo 3D Games
September 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Stereo 3D Games
The game Blade Kitten that I’ve mentioned two days ago in the post Interesting Upcoming Games to Try Playing in Stereoscopic 3D Mode is now out and the good news is it looks quite nice in stereo 3D mode when player with 3D Vision. You can get Blade Kitten from Steam $14.99 USD to download it and start playing immediately. There is no official 3D Vision game profile available yet, but even with the default settings the game looks quite nice, the only thing you should do is to disable the Shadows as they are not properly rendered. Other than the issue with the shadows the game looks very good in stereo 3D mode with more depth going for the background, similar to what you can get in other third person games like Trine for example that now also looks great in S3D mode.
The in-game cutscenes are not pre-rendered movies which means they are also rendered in stereo 3D mode, however there are some extreme closeups while the best convergence settings while playing the game can be tweaked a bit for better results. The default convergence settings are somewhat a compromise between the cutscenes and the gameplay providing good balance, but you should consider turning down the depth level to the minimum each time when you get into such a scene and then after that do increase the depth level again a bit. This is just an example that would benefit a lot from the availability of an auto-convergence mode or at least a profiling system for each game, however the 3D Vision drivers still don’t have such a modes, so you have to keep the balance with what you have. I’ve taken some 3D screenshots from the game to give you an idea about what you will get, unfortunately there were some trouble trying to record a stereoscopic 3D gameplay movie, so there isn’t one available for now.
August 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments · General 3D News
There is now a new website called 3Dizzy that is dedicated to providing stereoscopic 3D gameplay videos that can give you an idea on how well a game looks and performs in stereo 3D mode. Currently the website has stereoscopic 3D gaming videos recorded from the following games: Lost Planet 2: Benchmark, Street Fighter 4, Burnout Paradise, Avatar: The Game, Dark Void, Heroes of Might & Magic V – Tribes of the East, Metro 2033, Prince of Persia, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum. The stereo 3D gaming videos are available both in YouTube 3D as well as in a downloadable format with higher quality, so you can take a look at the videos online and then decide to download them or not. The 3D videos are recorded with FRAPS and are available in Side by Side format. Also I want to remind you that you can also record your own 3D gameplay videos with the help of FRAPS and you are more than welcome to share them here in the Forum.