Nintendo Switch Haptic Lab Demo

 

You can learn more about the tool we developed and used here.

This demo was the main focus at the October Unity Unite conference in Austin, TX. Haptic Lab was announced at the event.

Nintendo Switch Haptic Lab Demo
Developed in: Unity 5.5
Role: PROGRAMMER, LEVEL DESIGNER

This demo was created to best showcase the haptic capabilities of Immersion’s pre-released Haptic Lab using Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons. I designed the level by grayboxing the area into a figure-8 track, and after testing the maneuverability of the character controller in the environment, placed the assets and created the particles for the checkpoints.

I integrated the Nintendo SDK, deployed the software to the development kit, and played the effects on the Joy-Cons for the following functions:

  • Boost – showing a dynamic animation with haptic effect on button press
  • Space brake – showing a dynamic animation with haptic effect on button press
  • Collisions – random haptic effect “bump” based on collision with environment
  • Fire missile – haptic effect on button press
  • Fire lasers -haptic effect on button press
  • Barrel roll – showing a pre-defined animation with synced haptic effect
  • Checkpoints – haptic effect paired with an audio effect as collision with checkpoint occurs