Cross-platform XR experiences with WebXR

One unifying API to rule them all!

Game Development VR WebXR

Approaching XR as a traditional Unity game developer, I was getting tired of switching between different plugins and workflows in the rapidly changing XR world. WebXR seemed like an interesting way out of this, and what better way to learn a new technology than participating in hackathons? Steampunk Digital organized a series of XR hackathons / challenges between February and July, 2022. I participated in all of them and created three different experiences within short timeframes! A big shoutout to PlayCanvas which made this possible! You can find details of the entries in the corresponding blog posts.

Daw[n]XR is a music creation tool with a sequencer and synth that enables you to use your hands and generate music, all inside the browser!

think ̶o̶u̶t̶s̶i̶d̶e̶ with boxes is a block-based puzzle game, where you have to construct a model using projective geometry hints! Playable across both desktop and XR devices, this game features a fully featured level editor to create custom levels!

PlayVoxel is a voxel placing tool where you can be as creative as you would like! Features include the ability to change color of voxels placed using a custom UI, teleport around in the environment and undo placing of blocks.

Technologies used: Oculus/Meta Quest 2, WebXR, PlayCanvas, Javascript

Ayaskant Panigrahi

Hopelessly in love with clean code and unobtrusive design!

XR Developer & Researcher