Play the Pros
Role: Unity Developer
Client: Future Colossal
Brand: Monsterful VR
I worked on a team through Future Colossal, to help out with the tracking, batting and pitching capabilities of the Play the Pros VR baseball simulation. The Play the pros system is for fans to play in a home run derby game with their favorite pitchers. I also helped develop the leader board and social sharing.
The project is one of the first baseball simulations in VR. We put the player in a real world stadium against real world pitchers. The users get to bat against the pitcher at the stadium they are visiting and try to hit the ball out of the park in VR.
- Integrated vive tracker and Unity physics engine
- Developed lead board applicaiton
- Created architecture for social sharing application, later used in other applications
- Optimized database analytics through multithreading and parallelism
Play the pros installation is in the Detroit Tigers baseball stadium as well as the New Brittain Bees stadium. It has been there since the middle of the 2017 MLB baseball season. Plenty of fans have had fun with it and it should be installed in other baseball stadiums across the country in 2018.