WRoom was born, late at night, on a cheap Windows 10 tablet. It's a big experiment, but it's fun to learn new stuff while making it.
Currently, only binaries are available at http://crombz.com/wroom for testing the concept online. You can test WRoom on your computer by downloading the WebRoom.jar file. Java 8 Runtime must be installed as you guessed it, it's a Java+JavaFX application.
Download the JAR and execute it (double-click on the file). You'll be presented a basic browser interface with the default URL already entered. At the time of writing this post, the only room that is available is at http://crombz.com/wroom... ;)
Current features supported:
- 3D virtual room rendering Doom-Style
- Overlays on the walls (Text, HTML, images)
- Custom textures of 256x256 (images are resized automatically)
- Web links (to display external websites)
- Embeded videos
- Background sound playback
- Actions: sound, doors, messages
- Teleporting point to other WRooms
Everything has been developped with Netbeans under Windows 10.
Ubuntu is able to run WRooms, but video playback do not seems to work, even with the JRE from Oracle... This is a JavaFX issue and my be resolved in a near future.
Here's a demo of the version 0.0.5:
Try it and leave your comments here or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/patrickballeux