Category Archives: Features

A collected archive of VRFocus’ feature articles.

The VR Job Hub: AMD, Insomniac Games & London South Bank University

The VR Job Hub

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or maybe you’ve just been inspired after reading VRFocus articles – either way, you have stumbled across VRFocus job hub. The jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing they all have in common is that they are all jobs in VR.

Featured on this week’s list are: Bristol based Opposable VR has pinned on their Twitter page encouraging those who want to get involved in VR to email their details; London South Bank University are looking for a Technician to join their new Virtual Engineering Suite; Atticus Digital, a creative digital company, are looking for Unity developers who want to create ‘some of the world’s best VR and 360˚ content'; creators of Spyro the Dragon and recent VR title Edge of Nowhere, Insomniac Games are looking for a VR QA Tester, as well as other roles on their team; and one of the biggest tech companies, AMD, are looking for an experience VR Senior Software Engineer.

View the listing below for more information:

LOCATION COMPANY JOB LINK
Bristol, UK Opposable VR Calling for all those ‘interested in working with us on a VR project’ info@opposablevr.com
London, UK London South Bank University Virtual Engineering Suite Technician http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/php5c-cgiwrap/hrweb/index.php/currentvacancies/J00742/970
Cardiff, Wales Atticus Digital Unity Developer http://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/Atticus-Digital/jobs/Unity-Developer-fe12b90399c137ff?q=Virtual+Reality
North Carolina,USA Insomniac Games VR Quality Assurance Tester https://www1.apply2jobs.com/InsomniacGames/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=1147&CurrentPage=1
California/North Carolina, USA Insomniac Games Other job openings including: Interns (paid), art, design, programming, and testing. http://www.insomniacgames.com/careers/job-openings/
Ontario, Canada AMD VR Senior Software Engineer https://www.amd.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=33261&CurrentPage=22

Look back at last week’s post for ongoing listings.

Bonus tip: don’t be afraid to shoot your details over to local devs around you, many are open to finding talent even if there isn’t an opening.

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Make it a (Virtual) Reality: Gravity Rush

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You’re soaring through the air, piercing the sky above the floating city of Hekseville. Its inhabitants gaze up in wonder as you bring yourself to a halt, hovering just above the tallest building, the city stretching out from all angles. Suddenly there’s a scream, and monsters start to pull themselves through a portal that’s appeared on the ground. They pour out, scattering onto walls and market stools, their glowing orbs inviting you to throw yourself down and smash into them. So that’s exactly what you do. READ MORE

In-VR Development: Changing the Future of Videogames

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Epic Games today announced a perhaps inevitable new feature for their highly acclaimed videogame engine, Unreal Engine 4: a virtual reality (VR) based development suite. Dubbed ‘VR Editor’, this new feature allows developers to place assets and attribute conditional variances whilst in VR. The addition marks a new phase for the company which has made no secret of its fondness of VR, but what does it mean for videogame developers outside of Epic Games? READ MORE

Quick Look: Woofbert Could Be the Start of Something Special for VArt

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When it comes to art, there’s simply no beating the in-person experience. No matter how advanced virtual reality (VR) gets, no matter how impressive its displays and how deep its extras, artwork will always be best seen as it was originally intended in a gallery. There’s no getting around that, but there is accepting it, and creating the next best thing with VR art (or VArt as it will no doubt come to be called. That’s what Woofbert has done with its free app for Gear VR, which proves that the technology can be an incredible additive experience for art lovers. READ MORE

VR vs. HTC Vive Launch Details – Will Mobile World Congress Reveal All?

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The Oculus Rift launch is old news. Virtual reality (VR) fans waited nearly 4 years to find out when the biggest head-mounted display (HMD) would finally launched and for how much for. No sooner than these details were announced, however, was everyone looking forward to the next big thing; launch details for the HTC Vive. Valve and HTC’s Rift rival will be going up for pre-order later this month and arriving in April 2016, but fans are still yet to find out how much it will cost and what the final, consumer-ready kit looks like. READ MORE

Quick Look: Escape Velocity

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It’s fair to say that Gear VR has been lacking in content that truly proves its potential of late. Oculus VR and Samsung got the kit off to a great start in late 2015 with releases like Land’s End and Gunjack, while some gems like Orion Trail have also come along in the weeks that have followed. For the most part, though, there’s a lot of content that may be mechanically compelling but isn’t as immersive as you might hope. The platform’s yet to hit its stride, then, but a new release from SETAPP proves that it still has places to go. READ MORE

The VR Job Hub: Wevr, Vrse & Marxent

The VR Job Hub

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or maybe you’ve just been inspired after reading VRFocus articles – either way, you have stumbled across VRFocus’s job hub. The jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing they all have in common is that they are all jobs in VR.

Featured on this week’s list are: The US VR production company, Wevr, have plenty roles advertised this week asking for experienced professionals to take the leap into VR, including Full Stack Developer, Product Designer, Web Graphics Engineer, Systems Administrator, Senior Engineer for VR Platform Team, and a VR Video Compositor; Marxent, who develop augmented and virtual reality apps, are looking for a Unity3D Developer to join their labs in Ohio; west coast VR story telling company, Vrse, are also looking for multiple roles in technology development, including Web, Unity, and Mobile Platform.

View the new listings below for more information:

LOCATION COMPANY JOB LINK
California, US Wevr Full Stack Developer http://wevr.com/hiring
California, US Wevr Product Designer http://wevr.com/hiring
California, US Wevr Web Graphics Engineer http://wevr.com/hiring
California, US Wevr Systems Administrator http://wevr.com/hiring
California, US Wevr Senior Engineer, VR Platform Team http://wevr.com/hiring
California, US Wevr VR Video Compositor http://wevr.com/hiring
Ohio, US Marxent Unity3D Developer/Engineer http://www.marxentlabs.com/career/unity3d-developer-engineer/
LA/San Francisco, US Vrse Java Engineer http://vrse.com/careers/#9bb22cef-018b-4c4b-8589-417a33a3ff12
LA/San Francisco, US Vrse Mobile Platform Developer http://vrse.com/careers/#fbfd16ca-ad20-4011-a28e-45f989279a92
LA/San Francisco, US Vrse Software Engineer http://vrse.com/careers/#ae21aeb0-0b1c-40a3-b737-55b53d81f3a5
LA/San Francisco, US Vrse Unity Developer http://vrse.com/careers/#1fba12ac-a071-458d-b421-b92b60cce9f7
LA/San Francisco, US Vrse Web Developer http://vrse.com/careers/#adf9152f-200c-419f-baaa-0d031da971ff

 

Look back at last week’s post for ongoing listings.

Check back with VRFocus 4pm every Sunday for the latest positions in one of the most progressive industries.

VR vs. Valve’s HTC Vive Showcase: What to Expect at This Week’s Show

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January has been kind to virtual reality (VR) fans. Years of waiting has pulled off in the space of the first month of 2016 as we finally have a release date and price for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and a much clearer picture of when the HTC Vive will launch and what it will look like. But Valve and HTC, the creators of the latter device, aren’t done just yet. Later this week on 28th January Valve itself will be hosting a content showcase at its offices in Seattle, Washington. Journalists will be coming in to sample the latest content for the device and get an idea of what everyone will be playing later this year. READ MORE

The VR Job Hub: Oculus, Sony & nDreams

The VR Job Hub

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or maybe you’ve just been inspired after reading VRFocus articles – either way, you have stumbled across VRFocus’ job hub. The jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing they all have in common is that they are all jobs in VR.

Featured on this week’s list are: Sony Computer Entertainment’s Soho based PlayStation studio, London Studio, is seeking a talented Senior Technical Artist; based in Farnborough, nDreams is looking for a Marketing Assistant to become the team’s game expert; Sunderland’s local developers Coatsink, creators of beautiful cross-platform puzzlers, are looking for multiple junior to senior Programmers; and Oculus Medium are looking for an experienced Network Engineer and a creative Producer to join their small Californian team.

View the listing below for more information:

LOCATION

COMPANY

JOB

LINK

London, UK

PlayStation

Senior Technical Artist

https://www.playstationjobs.co.uk/vacancy/1364-Technical-Artist

Farnborough, UK

nDreams

Marketing Assistant

http://www.ndreams.com/company-info/job/marketing-assistant/

Sunderland, UK

Coatsink

Programmer (multiple)

http://coatsink.com/jobs/

San Francisco, CA

Oculus Medium

Producer

https://www.oculus.com/en-us/careers/a0I1200000IA4pIEAT/

San Francisco, CA

Oculus Medium

Network Engineer

https://www.oculus.com/en-us/careers/a0I1200000IA5EmEAL/

 

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