Exploring virtual reality
Why wait for the Oculus Rift to come out when you can make something comparable yourself? I stumbled upon the OpenDive, a VR headset which uses your smartphone as the screen.
Since I had just tried out the Oculus Rift, I was happy to find a DIY alternative and built it.
If you have a 3D printer, you can print it. Or if you don't have one at your disposal like me, you can also make it from cardboard or wood. I customized this tutorial so that the parts are right for my phone.
It's really easy to get started making games for your DIY VR headset: The people at Dive have a nice plugin for Unity3D.
So at the moment, I'm making a game for my new gadget. So far, it's just a world to walk around in. Next is figuring out the game mechanics and how to control the game beyond just walking around. Either using speech to control the game or make my own physical controller that connects via bluetooth.