Author Archives: Jamie Feltham

Darkfield Passes Kickstarter Campaign, Stretch Goals Incoming

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Today brings reason to celebrate for indie developer VR Bits as the studio has passed its Kickstarter funding goal for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation title, Darkfield. The campaign recently passed its $10,000 AUD goal to aid development of the videogame, which features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The target was reached with the help of over 300 backers. READ MORE

VR Mountain Climbing Title Ascent Gets Demo

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Virtual reality (VR) will be able to bring plenty of extreme sports to the comfort of the sofa in the future. This month a group of developers has released a demo for such an experience named Ascent. The demo allows players to experience first-person mountain climbing using the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) and can currently be downloaded from the official Oculus VR Share Beta. READ MORE

Intersteller VR Experience Coming to UK This Week

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Earlier in the month VRFocus reported on the reveal of a new virtual reality (VR) experience based on Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie, Interstellar. The experience, which uses the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), is currently touring the US ahead of the movie’s release. Today it has been revealed that fans in the UK will also get to sample to exhibit, albeit only for one weekend. READ MORE

Sixense to Make ‘special announcment’ on STEM launch at Next SFVR Meetup, Line Up Announced

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It’s almost time for another virtual reality (VR) community Meetup. Tuesday 28th October sees the seventh San Francisco VR (SFVR) event take place, bringing with it a wide range of VR exhibits, talks and demos. Highlighting the line up is a tease of a ‘special announcement’ from Sixense about the anticipated launched of its upcoming STEM System motion controllers for VR experiences. READ MORE

Defective Studios Announce VR Creation Title VRMT

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Defective Studios already has experience in virtual reality (VR) development. The studio is currently working on CosmoKnots, an upcoming title in which players through obstacle courses in space, collecting items as they leave a trail behind them. The title is currently available in Alpha form from the developer’s website. While work on Cosmoknots continues, Defective Studios has this week announced another new VR title, VRMT. READ MORE

Oculus Rift Compatible Movie Zero Point Gets Date

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All the way back in February 2014 VRFocus reported on an upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible movie by the name of Zero Point. Start up developer Condition One revealed that it was producing this 3D film shot in 360-degrees to support the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), allowing audiences a full view of their surroundings. This week the movie has received a release date. As it turns out VR fans won’t have to wait long to see one of the first VR compatible videos. READ MORE

Ether One Dev ‘Hopeful’ for Project Morpheus Support for PS4 Version

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Back at Gamescom 2014 indie developer White Paper Games finally revealed the long-rumoured PlayStation 4 version of the upcoming Unreal Engine 4 version of Ether One. At the time the developer stated that it likely wouldn’t be supporting the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) despite support for the Oculus Rift HMD being included in the PC version. A few months later and the team is now ‘hopeful’ that it will indeed support the device. READ MORE

Garage Entertainment Creating Surfing Series for Gear VR

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As virtual reality (VR) companies are keen to let anyone listening know, the technology isn’t just going to be used for videogames. In fact South Korean electronics giant Samsung itself seems particularly enthusiastic to bring video content to its upcoming Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD). This week it has been confirmed that Garage Entertainment will be bringing a new surfing series to the device starring Red Bull athlete Mark Matthews. READ MORE

VR Viewing Platform Riftmax Theater Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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While high profile and well funded companies continue to talk about virtual reality’s (VR) potential as a social platform, the team at Internow Games has spent much of the past two years acting on that potential. The developer is responsible for Riftmax Theater, an already popular VR theatre that is currently available in Beta form. This week the studio has introduced a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for the software, although it’s approaching things a little differently than other developers. READ MORE

Astray Greenlit, Oculus DK2 Support Confirmed

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Back in September 2014 VRFocus reported on the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for an upcoming horror videogame named Astray. At the time developer Aegon Games had said that it hoped to include support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) in the title for launch. This month the developer has not only passed its Greenlight campaign but confirmed that VR support will indeed be included. READ MORE