Welcome to World of Reddit! [WIN] [OSX] [LINUX] A new way to experience our favorite site (and eventually the web?) as inspired by cyberpunk classics such as Hackers, Snow Crash, Neuromancer, etc.
Yellow text with the posts displayed as cubes beneath it. To visit a subreddit you simply fly in that direction and look at the cubes.
What's cool is there's some discovery on the way as opposed to immediately clicking a link with no middle ground. Hooray serendipity!
Subreddits that are 18+ in nature such as nsfw, WTF, creepy, etc. are displayed in Red text. They're also further away in distance and require a few extra seconds travel time to reach them. This makes it harder to accidentally click a link and end up somewhere you don't want to be (it happens quite regularly on reddit, beware!)
Some subreddits even have ambient 3D sound, which can draw your attention to them as you fly by. Currently they're all preset but eventually these could be pulled from the web.
After using this for a bit there's already of ton of features that beg to be implemented. As it stands now though I'd rather people try it out and hopefully voice the things they'd like to see (and thus prioritize them).
To keep the content fresh, the current implementation uses the new filter as opposed to hot. It also ignores posts that link directly to articles for now since photos are more interesting.
Eventually it will have to include a way to view articles and text-only posts so these are some of questions I'm asking:
- How to make text interesting?
- What other Reddit features would you like to see? Search? Saving posts? Sharing posts? Viewing a specific subreddit by name?
- What about customization? Would users like to dictate the positions of subreddits themselves or do they prefer a fixed, persistent map?
Hopefully I can add Razer Hydra support soon. In the meanwhile, check out the downloads here: