Nanomachines Episode and 2D Client Are Out!
Last night, we released our most ambitious episode of The FOO Show yet. Instead of recreating something from a video game, we recreated places that actually exist in the real world. Last year, I met Shawn Douglas, who is a professor at UCSF in San Francisco who specializes in molecular pharmacology. His lab is working on two things that I thought were fascinating--building nanomachines out of DNA and building a 1:1 recreation of his actual lab in Unity so that he can do training and record experimental procedures in VR. While we start in Shawn's lab, this episode goes places that you've absolutely never seen before. It's up on Steam now, and if you've used your backer key, you should have access to the episode already.
With this episode, we're also bringing the 2D/no-VR client out of beta, for the nanomachines episode and all the other episodes of The FOO Show. It should work on almost any computer that can play 3D games, but it does require a gamepad (for now, at least). We ended up building a modified drone control configuration for this, but we're not 100% that it's the right control scheme to allow free movement and interaction with props in the world. You can access it in Steam by right clicking on The FOO Show in the menu and selecting the "Play 2D version" option.
And as always, we'd love to hear your feedback on both the 2D client and the new episode! Thanks for supporting The FOO Show!