It is the year 1999, and a revolutionary technology has just been released - the third party Gameboy Color VR. Simply plug in your Headset and get whisked away to another world.

This release comes with a .pocket version, as well as a ROM for the Gameboy Color. You can also play it in the browser!

Navigate around the free-roam loop of VR and trade with the people you meet. Complete the cycle and return to reality! Explore the infinite loop and remember the locations to navigate and find yourself the most optimal path.

WARNING, THE GAMEBOY COLOR VR HEADSET IS AN EXPERIMENTAL TECHNOLOGY AND PROLONGED USE MAY RESULT IN OVERHEATING (for this reason, it automatically shuts down when it becomes too hot).

Controls:


GameboyKeyboard
InteractAZ
Cancel, speed text
BX
Show Inventory
StartEnter
View Map
SelectShift
MovementD-padArrows/WASD

Credits:
Programming by Lance Campbell
Programming and art by Polyducks
Music by Westrayaudio

Download

Download
GBVR_Virtual_Trader.gb 256 kB
Download
GBVR_Virtual_Trader.pocket 256 kB

Development log

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This is really fun. It took me awhile to figure out what was going on but it was fun to explore the environment because it looks so cool

Eventually I figured it out and finished the game in 244 steps 

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I think the best step count we've worked out is 90, but that's without using the advanced settings at the beginning. I'm sure there's a pathway that is more optimal.

Awesome concept! I really liked the surreal vibe. Is there any dev docs one could check out about how to get that effect with palette swapping? I've been trying to implement something similar but your solution seems way more elegant.

Not yet! I'll take a look at putting something together when I've got time to spare - could be a few months though!

I’m also interested!

It's very complicated and will require diagrams. I'll get round to it eventually, I promise.

cool!

Is this rom compatible with the original gameboy dmg or is it only gameboy color?

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Only gameboy color I'm afraid. The palette swapping techniques we used requires multiple palette support.

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😊👍
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Impressive! ❤️

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Awesome because I like the style and game play, even more awesome that it can run on actual hardware

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this is cool!!

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Really interesting and original.
I loved it!

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this is sick.

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Very cool !!

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love it