Richie’s Plank Experience-Richie’s Plank Experience

Released Jan 2017 4.2★
Are you afraid of heights?

Take an elevator to Richie’s plank that’s sits 80 floors above the ground, then dare to walk to the end!

Customise the settings to add a physical plank to your playing space!

Richie’s Plank Experience was made to demonstrate virtual reality to friends and family. It’s a short experience which will cause big reactions – exhilaration, fear and laughter – it’s always surprising to see how each person reacts.

Use a physical plank for added immersion. Customise your plank dimensions in the settings.

Options to add spiders, cake or doughnuts to the end of the plank!

Now also supporting feet tracking using the controllers or the vive trackers!

Includes additional elevator levels:

Fire Deck
If you want to know what it feels like to be a super-hero, here’s your chance. Use your controllers to fly around the virtual city. Extinguish fires that blaze throughout the city with a fire hose and rocket hands.

Sky Brush
A sky writing simulator where you can paint the sky different colors using your rocket hands as a paintbrush.

Nightmare mode
An extra scary plank experience. Please do not let kids or people who are not ready for being scared play this. To access it press 666 on the number panel on the left in the elevator
(also playable on Oculus Rift)

User Reviews

perry
Dec 26, 2017
★★★★★
My kiddos won’t stop playing this… they love it!

Kevin
Oct 29, 2018
★★★★★
When I purchased my Vive, I was given a choice of 3 games free. This was one of my choices. I have played this (fire deck) more than all my other VR games combined! Zipping through downtown with rockets strapped to your wrists never gets old! Oh. Then you can put out fires by moving a controller up and behind your head. This changes between a rocket and a fire hose. But always have one controller as a rocket! One little touch that adds to the experience is the controller vibrates as you fire the rocket! You can feel the power!
They always seem to update this so you can find more things! I need to get back in it and try the nightmare mode! It’s a lot of fun to set up your own board as a plank and then get VR newbies to step out on it! Toes hanging over the edge of the board is much more convincing to your brain! This will make a great party game.

Tim
Oct 02, 2018
★★★★★
A great experience for the whole family. We love playing Richies Plank at parties. The kids also really enjoy the flying aspects of the game and being able to explore the city.

Jason
Mar 11, 2018
★★★★★
When the eyes convince the body you win. Great game, breathtaking fun. If you are afraid of heights, this is perfect therapy. I may have screamed like a baby when I went to room “666”

Fil Arkonus
Aug 07, 2017
★★★★★
This is one of those games that is great to show people that want to try out your VR. Watching people walk out on the plank is hilarious and getting them to overcome the psychology of it to jump off the side it very cool. It’s simple, but it’s great. Flying around the city is a laugh too, I would have liked if there was a free fly mode without the fires or skywriting, but as there are no consequences to ignoring the fires it’s a minor quibble. The Santa game is a nice little family friendly addition. I got this free with the Vive and I have to say it’s a great package game.

Herb
Jun 04, 2017
★★★★★
Very impressive display of VR possibility. Reminded me I have a fear of heights 🙂 Don’t miss the spider demo, especially the Fiat sized momma spider outside and to the right. A really good starting point for newbies – of which I’m one and this made it fun. Good job guys. Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.

Francis
Jan 23, 2019
★★★★★
This is a great first VR experience. Each time someone can at home it is the first game they try.

Faceless Nothing
Apr 01, 2018
★★★★★
A polished experience; but a limited one. It’s fun for about 10 minutes, but after that, there isn’t much to do. I give it 5 stars because it does exactly what it claims to do.

Bernhard
Jan 04, 2018
★★★★★
Die beste Anwendung. Spass für alle Altersgruppen.

ravindra
Aug 14, 2017
★★★★★
Excellent VR experience. One thing not to miss in life. Fly like a superman or stand on the plank to feel the scare of height. Proportions of the buildings, roads, city and the sky are accurate enough to make it almost a real and not animated experience. Scary at times.

Martin
May 12, 2017
★★★★★
WOW. I’ve had the Vive since January and had read the reviews and seen the “game” numerous times on youtube, so there was absolutely no surprise here for me. Except one. Even still, when the elevator doors opened to that stupid plank I was nearly paralyzed. I just stood there until the helicopter game by and that almost made me fall down, too. I had to force myself to concentrate on the feel of the carpet under my toes to be able to inch out onto the plank and beyond. Amazing how difficult it is to override the mind’s other input sources with a conscious/willful version of reality that does not match. I also thought the fire floor was fun. I did not particularly care for the sky painting but who cares? This whole thing is about the plank and it is one of the first things I would show to VR noob.

Bruce
Apr 17, 2017
★★★★★
I love to get first timers with “The Plank” great fun! My little grandson loves to fly around and put out fires and make colored smoke letters.

Jack
Apr 16, 2017
★★★★★
This is one of my first VR games and is a lot of fun and can be funny. When flying around, you may get a little disoriented, but what a blast! 🙂

Cowoth
Mar 26, 2017
★★★★★
This came with the Vive bundle. I have a fear of heights and couldn’t take more than 2 steps along the plank lol. Its scary even when its just computer graphics.

Bernard
Jan 31, 2017
★★★★★
Definitely a thrill…Almost could not walk off the plank! Falling feels awesome in the pit of my stomach. Flying around in the city with the jet packs is a blast.

Robert
Jan 15, 2017
★★★★★
This is a must have for VR library. One of the joys of having VR is to show it off to friends and watch the reaction. This game fools the senses to the point where you can experience some vertigo. It is funny to watch people trying to balance themselves and can’t wait to try adding the real plank. It is one of the better running games I have tried and is beautifully done. I really enjoyed the skywriting mode, flying around was a lot of fun. Any chance of adding a barrel roll button? Great job, looking forward to anything else you create.

David
Dec 10, 2019
★★★★★
If you like to share VR with friends, family or even strangers, this is a great fast experience and really entertaining especially if you have a real board in place. I used an 8ft 1×6 and put many people in tears. I think it was more entertaining for the crowd observing the fear this little experience instills in people. I would put people in and say all they needed to do is get a Donut and get back to the elevator and some people wouldn’t even step onto the board because of the visual and physical match too perfectly. Many people have never used VR and have no sense of how immersed it can be. With a real board set up, this will blow some away.

Philipp
Jul 31, 2019
★★★★★
Großes Lob an die Entwickler! Ich empfehle dieses Spiel jedem! Es macht super viel spaß und ist ein Muss für alle neulinge in VR. Das spiel ist sehr viel mehr als “nur” auf einer Planke zu laufen..
Es gibt auch viele Easter Eggs in dem spiel!
Klasse Idee und perfekte Umsetzung!!
Ich frue mich auf den 2. Teil!
Bitte lasst uns nicht zu lange warten!

Zackary
Mar 28, 2019
★★★★★
If you REALLY wanna f**k with your friends and family, add a standing fan to the experience. I have a four foot tall Vornado fan that I turn on as they step out of the “safety” of the building. Also, if they’re wearing noise-cancelling headphones they won’t be able to hear the fan either and the whole thing really adds to the immersion.

Crytek
Sep 01, 2018
★★★★
tres bonne experience pour faire une demo aux amis mais rien de plus. Dommage, pourquoi ne pas intégré quelques mini-jeux selon les étages ? ça donnerai un peu plus d’interet aux 12€ que vous nous faites débourser.

William
Feb 21, 2019
★★★★
This game was a lot of fun me and my family all took turns playing it was a lot of fun everyone enjoyed it. I just wish there was a little more content however the Firefighting and Plank experience are very good the other painting one is a bit disappointing.

Jez
Mar 22, 2018
★★★★
It’s weird, a simpe concept of walking along a piece of wood and your head goes crazy. I tried out using a physical plank (I say plank I only had 3 book shelves I could lay end to end :D) but OMG the added immersion was amazing. I was actually wobbling and shaking walking along a piece of wood a few mm from the ground lol. It’s almost making me want to take a try to my local timber mill and get a nice proper plank. A big thumbs up to the devs, this really truly is augmented reality. I need to buy some big fans now to blow in my face to give some more realism.

Facundo
Jan 25, 2018
★★★★
es un must have para la primera vez que usas un vr, es muy shockeante, luego al acostumbrarte ya no le ves la gracia

Ingvar
Dec 22, 2017
★★★★
I am not too keen on the changes in the last update. (I have emailed developers with details.) But this is still the favorite VR game/simulation to show friends. We have had many good laughs over this, and if we look at video clips of people who walked the plank we laugh again.

The flying is nausiating, unless you are very used to it (especially landing or crashing). But if you can take it, it’s a lot of fun to wrooom around the city at rocket speed. Try catching the helicopter or landing in the hot air balloon 🙂

MD Tron
Dec 06, 2017
★★★★
Love this, whenever my family comes over to the house they wanna play. My 5 year old son thinks its so funny to walk out on the plank. Just like most VR, it takes you to a place and everyone I know who has gone to this VR space forgets its not real. Great Fun.

Shadow
Nov 16, 2017
★★★★
I love the game. The game crashes every now and then when i’m playing, but overall its a great game.

mohamed78.ae
May 13, 2017
★★★★
Amazing experience but, why only three fires when selecting Fire Deck..!!? Before it was continuously firing all places, for the past three days only 3 areas were firing.. what could be the reason?

Connor
Jan 14, 2020
★★★★
It is a game you play once to try and then never again. Worth the download.

Tyty
Jun 09, 2019
★★★★
Its pretty good, the dev’s who made this game spent alot of time on it. There is a lot of atteintion to detail, and its just amazing. I would give it 5 stars, if it werent short. But I still recamend it!

Kye
Apr 13, 2019
★★★★
I had an absolutely amazing experience flying around the city. Definitely the most fun I’ve had in VR in a while. Only gave it 4 stars because the price is absolutely stupid. It never goes on sale on steam, and I finally tried it with my 1 month free Vive infinity code. The plank wasn’t suprising or scary at all…because I’ve had VR for more than a year now, and literally played almost every major game out there, but for a new person I’m sure it would be quite scary. I would never buy this game outside of a sale though.

Simon
Jan 31, 2019
★★★
Fairly decent graphics, good sense of height. The scale is a little weird, houses seem smaller when just a few feet above them. It’s an experience, not a game. The reflections aren’t reflections and just textures. All in all it’s OK for 5 minutes.

Craig
May 26, 2017
★★★
There is a gut wrenching feeling of needing to faint and vomit (at the same time) when the lift doors open the very first time.

Trivia: Did you know that Peggy Lee’s hit song “Is that is there is?” reached number 11 on the Billboard charts?

I guess it’s an good app to have stuffed away to show your VR-Clueless friends. If you are the sort who likes to laugh as they vomit and faint at the same time, that is.

jerome
Apr 14, 2019
★★★
Bien réalisé et plutôt impressionnant même si on s’y attend, mais ça dure…1 minute. 2 modes supplémentaires qui permettent de profiter un peu plus du beau décor, et des paramètres pour personnaliser le jeu à son espace, très appréciables (mais ça serait encore mieux si c’était automatique, le calibrage par défaut n’était vraiment pas adapté à ma pièce).

Fatema
Dec 27, 2017

if i can give it zero star i will , it dose not work with my vive i contact htc vive support they gave me all the steps to fix this issue but the issue still there i search youtube and the internet i did all the steps that i found but no use, i contact the developer for refund but i didnt get any replay or refund , htc vive support says the issue is from the game it self .

Jack
Dec 04, 2019

Made my friend cry, not good for people afriad of heights apparently

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