Bird, bird, bird is the… flight sim?

A cool thing I saw while sailing the Internet today was Birdly, which is a device-type-thing-what that works with the Oculus Rift to, basically, be a bird simulator. Well, a bird flight simulator, more accurately.


That’s more or less it, really. There’s a team out there working on a bird flight sim. How it works is: you strap an Oculus Rift to your face, and lie face down on a machine that you use as a control mechanism or some such. I’m explaining it terribly, so check out the official about page, the NAG Online article I’m copying from, and the video below for a far better explanation of what the hell this is.

As one who has had bird-flight as a regular daydream for as long as I can remember, I’m thoroughly intrigued. Here’s hoping I get the opportunity to play around with it sometime.

20140705 – Update: Seems the Birdly team like Vimeo more than YouTube, and removed the YouTube video I’d linked… So, the post’s been updated with the new Vimeo video.