It hasn’t been very long since I last touched on the overlap between drone racing and video games, so I don’t particularly want to repeat myself here. However, that doesn’t stop me from getting excited about new projects that aim to mesh the two into something anyone can enjoy.
Take a look at Project Drone: No Limits. As both a drone simulator as well as a racing game, players are able to experience a wide variety of interesting experiences with the little virtual machines. From exploring multiple stunning locations to sprinting through them as fast as possible to get the best time, there are a total of seven different game modes to try out in eight different locations.
The MaYDayz team is using the game engine Unity in order to bring their project to as many people as possible, across multiple platforms ranging from Windows to Linux to PS4 (and more). The team will also bring VR support to the table with the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift, and the PlayStation VR headsets. These will give players the opportunity to experience the FPV of racing drones in real life without needing to cough up the extra dough for the actual drone. A few of the other features they promise in their Kickstarter include a damage system, a level editor, a single-player campaign and an online multiplayer system.
Their project currently sits at ~$5,000, a little over 1/3 of their goal. Check out their Kickstarter page, and consider backing the project if it looks like something you are interested in.
The team’s webpage can be found here, and their reasonings for using Unity can be found here