Release your inner Banksy with this VR graffiti simulator
Wondering what to do with that shiny new HTC Vive VR headset that you’ve just bought? Well, why not try your hand at virtual graffiti with the forthcoming Graffiti Simulator from developers Kingspray.
Following on from their debut title released on Xbox Live back in 2010 titled “King Spray”, the group’s new game is in development across PC, Mac and Linux platforms. The big news, however, is that a version will be coming to SteamVR – and the closed beta is set to drop sometime today.
There will also eventually be a non-VR version which is due to release in a couple of months(and you can check that out at the bottom of the page), the HTC Vive-compatible version already looks pretty amazing. While developers are still getting to grips with the potential of room-scale VR, it looks like Kingspray’s is one of the first to grasp its utility as an artistic tool. It’s possible to quickly cycle through hundreds of different colours and paint types, and some of the end results are pretty decent.
Kingspray has apparently been working with UK street artist Dan Kitchener aka DANK to finetune the final product. Check out the video above where you can see exactly how – with a bit of skill – you can go from a dull blank wall to some pretty impressive artwork.
Can’t afford an HTC Vive? Then don’t worry. Here’s Dank showing you how it’s done with nothing more than a mouse.