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With photos and memories from a few years ago, I set out to achieve a detailed, realistically designed recreation of the renowned Japanese shrine, Fushimi Inari Taisha. I feel like the real place has a very culturally unique significance, I personally had a great time exploring it a few years ago. I've designed this environment to be experienced from a first person perspective, with the aim of allowing the player to be immersed in the same kind of atmosphere as the real place.

(engine / photo comparison)


The map is very extensive to explore with shrine gates laid out over the entire mountainside. I've tried to include a lot of variance in different parts of the mountain, with lots of points of interest to discover and many branching/intertwining paths to encourage you to make choices with your exploration. Take photos with the in-game camera, customize the soundtrack, walk around at your own pace. There is a checklist of locations to find as well as some hidden areas, and also a small ending.

I feel thankful that higher fidelity 3d environments have become more achievable by everyone, and not only AAA game developers. I had a blast creating this project and feel like it's really improved my skills with unreal engine. hope you enjoy exploring
- Matt

- Explore the Shrine in VR!  ($4, still in beta)
If you own a VR headset, you can immerse yourself even more in the world with the VR compatible version I've built. I was happily surprised with how well the scene runs in virtual reality, the quality is almost on par with the desktop version and it still runs great. everything from the desktop version is here, only you explore using teleportation with your motion controllers. Donate $4 or more to get access to this version,  I'm looking to update it soon with more features like locomotion walking and a physical in-game camera.
*designed for oculus rift, compatible with vive but includes a few limitations, not yet supported for gamepad.

If you feel like giving some feedback or helping me improve the game, I made this short form to fill out.
thanks in advance !

Check out my other exploration game set in New Zealand:
https://cavesrd.itch.io/newzealand

If you can't donate, checking out my socials helps just as much. 
follow me @cavesrd on instagram for info about new scenes
scene showcases and music on youtube 
contact info and everything else on my website
mattcvsrd@gmail.com

This runs well on most pc's but i'd recommend at least a GTX1050ti to reach 60fps.
I made this project on my own, using a couple of sources for some game assets, such as quixel megascans, the unreal marketplace, and the book of the dead demo by unity.
The music was selected from some of my favourite artists, you can find all of their info in the game menus, including spotify links.

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Fushimi Inari.zip 734 MB
Fushimi Inari VR.zip 740 MB
if you pay $4 USD or more

Development log

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Hi Bro, i Just paid 2$ to submit your PC version of this game,but after a seconds i paid anohter 2$ and want to have a try for VR version cause i have steam vive headset. However, system just assume me donte 2$ for the PC version, how can i have a try for the vr version and try not to pay another 4$ at a time ? This is a wonderful work ater all, if it is nessary i would like to pay this 4$ to get my vr version (8$ total,ehhhh.....) XD

Beautiful and breathtakingly lifelike. Made me miss Japan all over again. Wonderful job♡♡♡

😊😊 really glad, thank you

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Wow! It's incredible! I went at the Fushimi Inari as a tourist and I saw someone play this game and I could recognize all of it! Obviously without the people, but it's very much life-like

thanks, I’m glad it was familiar to you

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I sent you an email about a visual glitch I keep getting in the vr version, but I haven't gotten a response from you yet. Where should I contact you about this? 

just replied to your email! sorry I missed it, and thanks for reporting this

What is the Donator's Plaque in the fast travel menu. I'm trying to get into the path at the summit but can't enter until I unlock all fast travel locations and the Donator's Plaque is the last one.

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from the survey I did, about 30% of people found it. If you look near the shrines in the forest that seem inaccessible, you'll find a way around. My intention was for the rushed players to miss it, but I might consider making the path a little easier to find in the next update.

Oh alright, I'll give it another look cause now im curious again. Thanks.

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that was completly beautifull, thaks for that experience.

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you’re welcome

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Can i get Soundtracks from this game? :D

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it’s all under the ‘info’ section in the game menu. you can click on an artist’s name to open their spotify page in your browser

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Hi. I am Korean. I have a problem with this notice. I'll give you the correct sentence form, so I hope you put it this way.

"센본도리이 신사 기둥은 우측통행입니다"

In the sentence above, this part is red; 우측통행


(I was not good at English, so I used a translator.)

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the english is also incorrect because that’s actually what’s written on the sign, but I think I made a mistake with the korean, I’ll change it later if I remember. thank you!

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I went to the shrine on last October, though I feel something is a little bit off compare to the actual place (like nobody there), but still it's a lovely work. Though I kinda sad that I can't walk to explore through the front gate in this one. :P

Thank for your great works !

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I guess it depends where you go on the mountain, If you walk past the summit there are barely any people, and I wanted my game to  represent the nice feeling you get when exploring somewhere alone. and I actually wanted to expand the map in that area but with the time I spent on this I absolutely couldn't make it any bigger lmao. thanks for playing!

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Is the map straight from physical one at the shrine?  I love that the QR code is functional.  Anyways, love the work dude, I visited this shrine a couple summers ago right after Gion Matsuri, so there were a lot of people and the vibe was completely different.  Checking this out has been great because it's such a new, calm experience in a place I still remember pretty well.  Great work!

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haha I never tested the qr code myself but yes the map is from the real one at the shrine. super glad you enjoyed it man, thanks for playing

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Thanks for the experience caves rd!

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:) you're welcome

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I'm gonna travel Kyoto in this October. Ticket's already been booked, and the place that I wanna go for the most is Inari shrine.
But now, I'm downloading your amazing idea and have just donated at a drop of a hat. This is Brilliant!.

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!! thank you, I hope you enjoy the real place

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This is amazing, and it is so great to be able to relive my memory of possibly the most beautiful place I've ever been in in VR!

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damn this is a huge compliment, thank you

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cant vr downloard

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what problem are you having? you can email me mattcvsrd@gmail.com if you like

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haha I already know about this, will be fixed in the next build! 

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Hey developer! This looks really siiiick! Any chance of a native linux build of this game so we can enjoy the game too? :D

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yeah it’s very possible! i’ll look into it

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Hey man that's great to hear! Thanks for considering the linux crowd. Good luck with the endeavor!

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Great game, fun to walk around in. However one thing that bothered me a lot is that there is no toggle for motion blur, and no toggle for depth of field in first person mode. (also maybe a toggle to remove the grainy filter?) Is it possible for you to add that? I'll give you a few bucks if you do so, thanks :)

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I really value these visual effects, I think they make it much more realistic, I’m not going to remove them sorry :( I understand that in other games it might be distracting if you have an objective but that’s not the case here. i feel like having these options turned off just goes against the visual design of the game

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the issue is that these effects make the game run like crap on some computers, not that they are distracting

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Typical FPS is <10. If these effects were off, at least 15-30, depending on current location in scene.

HW: Intel i7-3820QM x8 @2.70 GHz, turbos to 3.48 GHz

nVidia Quadro K2000M with 2 GB VRAM, VFRAM usage with game is 0.9 GB, so VRAM is not the issue

32 GB RAM

Changing GFX settings in the game doesn't have anny effect, as the only issue are the effects. Runs the exact same on lowest settings at 1080p as with them all the way up and at defaults.

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I'm sorry for not posting the minimum specs, but the issue is definitely your graphics card. I'll include in the description that at least a GTX 1050 ti is required for 60fps. I just searched benchmarking for a K2000M card and it's at least 1/10th of the power of a GTX 1060 3GB, which is what I built the game on. I think the game still would run badly for you even without the visual effects. I could optimize for lower end cards like yours but it would take away from the visuals too much, which is sort of the foundation of this game.

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I second the suggestion to add a motion blur toggle. I understand it's part of the experience you designed, but I get a little seasick from it and it prevents me from enjoying the environment you built.

Of course if it's difficult for you to add the setting I understand, after all you released the game for free. I just think it's a worthy addition to your settings which are otherwise pretty expansive :)

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I'm sorry about that, for this reason i'd definitely want to have an option to remove it. but I also feel like that would have some negative implications, such as people who hate motion blur by habit will also disable it, then my game won't look the way it is intended for those people (even though they can handle it). maybe in the future i'll figure this out, thanks for trying to play the game anyway!

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Well done. You nailed the atmosphere.

How long did it take for you to create this?

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thanks so much! it took me about 3 months on and off

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Simply Brilliant. I literally loved the whole experience from start to end. The Camera UI was a nice touch . Recreating the place to this extent cannot be easy at all. Wonderful Work mate.

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that’s super nice of you to say man. thank you

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Looks absolutely amazing. Love the atmosphere you achieved here, and appreciate the work that went into recreating this beautiful place. 

I always like things like this that immerse you in a compelling and well-realized setting. I am trying to do the same sort of thing with a lot of my currently ongoing projects such as 'Miniature Multiverse' which has some fairly easy puzzles and a bit of story but mostly is just my attempt to allow players to explore interesting imaginative game worlds! 

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thank you man! just checked out your project and I like the words you've written, it's a nice idea! can take so long to put those kinds of things together tho

Yeah. No kidding. Making a series of immersive and substantial 3d spaces, with VR support even, like what you've done, must have been a ton of work. But the result's impressive.

Does the VR version work with the vive wand controllers?

it does, and you can still explore, but there's some limited functionality with controls because I haven't been able to test it properly.

hey man any plans to expand this or cover more japanese landmarks, love it.

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probably won't expand on this because it feels complete enough to me. and yes I'm considering some other locations, and maybe switching up the season. not sure what the next project will be though

I visited Fushimi Inari many times, and it is always packed with tourist. The atmosphere in this game let me feel the ideal Fushimi Inari. Next time, do Arashiyama bamboo forest or Ginkakuji philosopher's path during sakura peak. This is exciting.

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glad you could recognise the atmosphere! yeah these are all on the table 👍🏻

Hey i wanted to know where the photos that i clicked with in-game camera is saved too?

it should be in the in game menu, under the info section. but I believe it’s c:/user/appdata/local/fushimiinari?

cool thanks. but beautiful work, its eye candy for me ;)

Wonderful experience

:)