“Message in a Virtual Bottle” Oculus Go Virtual Reality App

This project reflects a student’s experience at the University of South Carolina (USC) through the use of an Oculus Go virtual reality (VR) headset. The app gives imagery and audio descriptions of student life at USC in VR; it covers a student’s journey and showcases the main areas of campus and the Columbia, SC area. The app is primarily designed for MBA students at the Darla Moore School of Business and incoming / prospective undergraduate students in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering as well as the Darla Moore School of Business. It could also be used for distance education students to give them a feel of a student’s experience at the university.

About the Developers

Demo Video (Click Thumbnail to View)


Installation for Development


The following is adapted from the above references; it is highly recommended to follow along with the above video / article.


Setup Android Studio

Setup Unity to Build for Android

Setup Android Debug Bridge (adb)

*This step is *required to get the app onto the Oculus Go

Connecting the Oculus Go to Build