• This guy is building Ocarina of Time’s Kokiri Forest in virtual reality
02.11.14

This guy is building Ocarina of Time’s Kokiri Forest in virtual reality

Sometimes you can go home again, at least in virtual reality. A guy going by Dark Akuma is recreating Link’s happy boyhood village from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Oculus Rift. The software allows you to explore the quaint woodland clearing from the Nintendo 64 game in all it’s blocky, early-pologon-era glory. 

Maybe one day, you'll be able to break a few pots and chop some grasses. But as of now, the village is mostly empty, with no NPCs, story, or annoying forest fairies. All you can do is walk around in this complete, pixel-for-pixel rebuild. It’s very much a tech demo, but the latest build thankfully fixed the Deku Tree's mustache color. So, in other words, don’t expect to be riding bareback across Hyrule Field in virtual reality anytime soon, unless Nintendo comes out with a virtual reality headsets. Hey, crazier things have happened.