Students create Quidditch virtual reality game

A team of students from DePaul University and University of Michigan have created a Quidditch virtual reality game, called Oculus Quidditch, which allows players to simulate what it’s like to play the famous wizarding game. The game was created during MHacks, a marathon of programming where students work around the clock for an entire weekend attempting to complete ambitious coding projects.

The game was the brainchild of team member Matt Kula, who originally pitched the idea to his group. They went with it, and before MHacks was over the group had successfully created the game, which requires users to wear 3D goggles plugged into a computer, giving the players a bird’s-eye view of the Hogwarts stadium. Users are able to ride around the stadium on a stick attached to a Wii remote, making the player feel as though they are really flying – Kula even claims that the game can give you motion sickness! The game was awarded second place in the MHacks competition.

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Although it’s unlikely that many of us will get to play Kula’s version of the game, maybe WB will be inspired by their success and release a real virtual reality Quidditch game! Would that be something you’d be excited to play? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.