Description: Glidin2 is an exciting, multiplayer arcade game which was adapted from ongoing research and development funded by the U.S. Navy to develop a virtual parachute descent procedures trainer. In the game, players are suspended in a hang glider canopy and use hand controls to navigate a powered paraglider through various fictional levels and environments, collecting coins and racing through a sequence of in-air checkpoints.
Skills and Ideas Taught: Glidin2 teaches basic maneuvering techniques for operation of a paraglider. The hand controls on the system closely match those used on many Navy parachute configurations, allowing for transfer of skill if necessary.
Goal or Challenge: The goal is to navigate the environment successfully by maneuvering the paraglider to fly through rings and collect items. A time challenge can be played in which players with the fastest times enter onto the leader-board.
Primary Audience: U.S. Navy members
Assessment Approach: Players who are experienced and skilled with the maneuvering of a paraglider will be able to excel at the game, making quicker times around the course and collecting more items along the way.
Game Engine: Unity
Operating System: Windows 10
Special Hardware: Players are suspended in a hang glider canopy and use hand controls to navigate a powered paraglider.