v r 5


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Shadows! Flickering shadows! With hard edges! Or soft! Baked or realtime! Moving with the sun! Growing in intensity! Gold gleaming in their darkness!

v r 5 is an “art island” where you can explore the Unity game engine’s implementation of shadows. In a series of 26 rooms, 11 sculptures, and 3 interactive platforms the island shows you the different ways shadows can appear, from the naturalistic to the janky, from making a gold vase gleam in darkness to disappearing altogether.

v r 5 was created in Unity (2022.3.7f1). The island topography and textures are derived from an island in Free Island Collection. The water is the (discontinued!) ProWater from Unity’s old Standard Assets. The character controller in the game is Gold Player by hertzole.



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v r 5 is an open source game licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. You can obtain the Unity project from its code repository on GitHub.