Stupid Big Hands is a prototype for Cardboard that takes a pick-up-and-play approach to VR gaming. We wanted to see how much fun could be had using only the most basic of interactions – just looking around. Of course we also wanted to know what it would be like to have hands the size of a house that you can’t control.
You play as George, an everyday young guy living in the city. He does the normal stuff everybody does. He just happens to be 50 meters tall (that’s 160ft America).
He’s well meaning, perhaps a little naive, but his size often gets the better of him and he has been known to cause more than a little upset when accidentally flipping a car or knocking over a skyscraper.
The story unfolds as a series of short tasks that all involve travelling across the city George calls home before time runs out.
You’ll need to get to the objective whilst causing as little damage as possible along the way. It sounds simple, but being a giant in a tiny world isn’t always easy.
While playing, you’re constantly walking forwards – to turn, simply look in that direction. As long as you don’t hit anything, George’s confidence goes up and your speed increases.
This level is featured in the prototype.
(without squashing all your tiny team-mates).
Keep in mind that the game is a work in progress – right now we have a single prototype level, but we think it’s already fun so we wanted to share it.
To get started, you will need to allow your Android Device to install apps from sources other than the Google Play Store. To do this go to Settings > Security > and check “Unknown Sources”.
Now you can either choose to download the APK file directly from your Android Device, or your computer.
From your device, download an APK file using either Google Chrome or the stock Android browser. Next, go to your app drawer and click Downloads; here you will find the file you just downloaded. Open the file and install the app.
If you downloaded the APK file on your computer, the process is slightly different. You must connect your Android device to the PC and enable USB mass-storage mode. The next step is to drag and drop the file onto your device. Then, using a file manager, such as Astro or ES File Explorer, you can locate the file on your device and install it.Download Stupid Big Hands
Available for Nexus 5 & 6
Stupid Big Hands is developed in Unity for Android & Cardboard. We learnt a lot during the process of making the prototype and wanted to share our thoughts.Read about the process
Right now we’re spending some time assessing the prototype and we’d love to bring a more complete version of George’s story to life.
We’ve also become pretty attached to George along the way and have been thinking about other adventures he could take us on...