A downloadable game for Windows


Today is the day you come of age through your Genpuku ceremony. However, there is one final challenge you must overcome before you can become a Samurai.

Genpuku is a short VR experience set in Feudal Japan, developed in Unity 5 for Oculus Rift . Experience the rich colours of Autumn in a traditional Japanese shrine from the eyes of a child.

This game is a student project, and our brief was to create a historical experience with interactable characters and dialogue. This could either be based on a real historical event, an event in the future, or a re-imagining of a historical event. Our game is the latter, where we have tried to respectfully replicate a Genpuku ceremony from the Muromachi period with elements of Japanese mythology.


Our depiction of the Genpuku ceremony may not be accurate due to limited time and resources, and we mean no disrespect if any part of Japanese culture is presented inaccurately.

Genpuku Torii

Technical Requirements

System: Windows

Occulus Rift (can be played without a VR headset)

Xbox Controller

The Team

Dannielle Jones - Animation

Eron Alcantara - Animation

Nafisah Darwiche - Animation

Erin Hall - Game Design

Troy McAnally - Game Programming

Aleksei Tcelishchev - Game Programming


All of our music, SFX and dialogue created and recorded by the Studio 3 audio students at Sae.

Thanks Guys!

Genpuku Torii

Version 0.1.0

  • The player is able to play through the critical path of the game by interacting with the coloured blocks. Blocks are people too.
  • Not all interactions and puzzles are complete, but they have been set up to work with the critical path despite this.
  • Currently no menu option available to the player.
  • Be wary of fast head turning (sorry, we are trying to fix it).
  • Doesn't actually work with VR.
  • The scene is still a partial greybox.
  • Not all SFX and dialogue have been added.

Version 0.1.1

  • Works with VR and detects when VR headset isn't present so you can play without VR too.

Version 0.2.0

  • Tower of Hanoi puzzle is still in progress
  • Japanese puzzle box is playable (you might not be able to move after completing it though)
  • Sorry about the mouse cursor.
  • New assets and updated lighting.

Version 0.3.0

  • Optimised

Version 0.4.0

  • Optimised
  • Updated models
  • Tower of Hanoi is compete

Version 1.0.0

  • Final Build for Studio 3.
  • Not all animations, SFX and dialogue have been implemented due to deadlines.
  • Towers of Hanoi BUG: Select a rock to pick it up and select a base to place it - do not select another rock when holding a rock or the rock you are holding may get deleted.
  • Press Esc to exit game.

Please Note

All assets have been created by our team except for the skybox and ground texture, which have been sourced from the Unity Asset Store:

60+ Painterly Terrain Textures by Lighting in a Jar (Yellow Leafy Floor)

Toony Skies by Arkham Interactive (Pink Sunset)

Install instructions

  1. Extract files from zipped folder.
  2. Connect and set up Oculus Rift and controller.
  3. Open Genpuku.exe file and click play in Genpuku Configuration window.

If playing without a VR headset select desired screen resolution in Genpuku Configuration window and click play.


Genpuku v.1.0.0.zip 471 MB


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