Project Beyond Gets Reborn As The Samsung 360 Round

You’d be forgiven for thinking it was a dark time for 360 degree filmmaking, following the recent announcement by Nokia to withdraw funding from its virtual reality (VR) endeavours. Resulting in the loss of a number of jobs and the shutting down of further development on its professional grade 360 degree camera, the OZO VR….

VR vs. Oculus Connect 4

It’s around this time of year that we start talking about some familiar topics, it’s just the way things with the calendar go. One of the usual VR vs. columns you therefore get is that it is traditional to spend the one after Oculus Connect talking about, well, Oculus Connect. Had things been different I…

Virtual Arts Launch First VR Title Cargo Racing VR for Gear VR

Looking like a cross between Micro Machines, Matchbox Cars and BlazeRush, indie developer Virtual Arts has released its first virtual reality (VR) in the form of Cargo Racing VR for Samsung Gear VR. In Cargo Racing VR players have to race their vehicle through tracks that twist, turn and undulate all over the place in a bid to get the…

Baobab Studios’ ASTEROIDS! Launching this December, new Trailer Available

Baobab Studios has announced today that its highly anticipated followup to virtual reality (VR) animation INVASION! will be launching in December. And the mark the occasion the studio has released a new trailer for ASTEROIDS! Originally debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, ASTEROIDS! continues the story of quirky aliens Mac and Cheez. Joined by their other robot sidekick,…

Nokia Announces VR Cutbacks As It Refocuses Its Business Direction

Nokia’s had a very frantic last few years, being taken over then sold by Microsoft and with the brand effectively being killed in between that time. It’s been over a year since the buyout was finalised by former Nokia employees in Finland, after they formed HMD – a company name with the potential to cause…

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope Review — Serious Action, Serious Fun

Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope recently came out of early access, where it’s been for almost a year. Even back then, early indicators pointed to this one being a winner, and Croteam continued to tweak, polish and add new planets and features to this classic PC shooter base over the course of the past…

With a Town on Fire Become the Hero This December in Paperville Panic

Due for release this winter is an action-adventure title where players have to save a town on fire, not just any fire but its very first fire, as this town is made of paper, and the vidoegame is Paperville Panic. Created by Australian studio Ultimerse, Paperville Panic is a tongue-in-cheek look into the world of firefighting where you play…

The VR Job Hub: Impulse Gear & Survios

Bored of your daily commute, fed up with that bloke from accounts who always finishes the milk before you’ve had your first work brew of the day? Maybe it’s time for a change, time to augment your life with something fresh and new, you’re virtually out the door anyway as you’re reading a job listing…

PlayStation VR Library Now Over 100 Titles

Originally launched on 13th October, 2016, the PlayStation VR went through something of a rocky start to reach its current position as king of the high-end virtual reality (VR) castle, with over 1 million units sold. With the upcoming release of the updated PlayStation VR headset, this seems like a good opportunity to look at…

EVERSPACE – Encounters to add 10 Hours of Content Later This Month

ROCKFISH Games has today announced its latest expansion for EVERSPACE, an update called ‘Encounters’ that’ll see over ten hours of gameplay added to the core title the studios reports, as well as plenty of extra content additions. New to the mix is a medium fighter class ship called the Colonial Sentinel, which is armed electronic warfare capabilities and a special shield…

Unity and Tata Elxsi Join Forces To Create Centre of Excellence

Unity Technologies is the creator of one of the world’s most popular videogame engines, which has powered popular virtual reality (VR) titles such as Job Simulator and Radial-G. The company is now teaming up with Tata Elxsi to launch a Centre of Excellence in India. Tata Elxsi is an Indian company that focuses on technology…

MIT Scientists Use VR To Operate Robots From A Distance

Remote working has becomes routine in our society. An increasing number of people do the majority of their work from their own home, tele-commuting in with Skype or other software to speak to colleagues. Work done by MIT is expanding the range of jobs available to remote workers by using virtual reality (VR) to control…

Exclusive: The Well Is A Gorgeous RPG From Turtle Rock Studios

After about 15 minutes exploring the newest virtual world from Turtle Rock Studios, I emerged from the forest I was journeying through and came into a clearing. I moved out to the edge of a lake, where light broke through the clouds above and descended onto the scene. I paused, took a deep breath, and…

Writing for VR: The Definitive Guide to VR Storytelling

All great VR stories still begin with words in your head. In August, VRScout & VR Playhouse partnered with YouTube Space LA to put on the “VR Creator Lab,” a 3-month intensive for a select group of YouTube content creators looking to enhance their VR/360° output. An overview and guide to immersive writing and storytelling was…

The VR Job Hub: Shell, Oculus, Microsoft & More…

Contrary to popular belief the grass is not always greener on the other side. Sometimes things are just better where you are, though you may not fully understand that there are advantages to your present role. Even in this situation however that doesn’t mean you should ignore the other side because there is always potential….

Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push

Over the next two weeks we are expecting major announcements related to VR from Microsoft, Google and Facebook. It couldn’t come at a better time for VR developers who spent the summer reading headline after headline about how VR is dead, fulfilling the prediction of Unity CEO John Riccitiello that journalists couldn’t stop themselves from writing…

Rick And Morty VR Dev: ‘This IP Is Almost Anti-Canon And Was So Fun’

Rick and Morty is comedic gold. It’s one of the funniest shows currently running and is featured on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim nighttime segment. Co-created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the show follows it’s titular characters (Rick and Morty) on intergalactic sci-fi adventures through time and space. The humor is smart, sometimes subtle, and…

VRTK’s Open Source Tools Help New Developers Get Started In VR

What’s becoming clear in VR development is that with the market split across Rift, Vive and PlayStation VR, the developers of some of the most successful apps like Job Simulator, Fantastic Contraption and Raw Data work hard to make their software work well across all three headsets. Even if it is hard to stand out…

Growth Hacker at Spooklight SA (Satigny, Switzerland)

JOB DESCRIPTION At Spooklight, we strive to make the world magical. Our growing team designs experiments combining art and technology with unmatched… Source: Growth Hacker at Spooklight SA (Satigny, Switzerland)

Customizing the Future of Industry in Mixed Reality

Thyssenkrupp teams up with Microsoft to use HoloLens to customize and deliver services four times faster. Granted, when you think of exciting applications for Mixed Reality, stair lifts might not be the first thing that jump to mind…but bear with me here. Most of us will get old someday, and with advances in medicine there…

Can You Fall in Love in VR?

That’s the question Oculus, Tool of America, and director Kevin Kornish set out to answer with the new experimental VR experience, Fall in Love VR. The collaborators behind the project were inspired to use the high-tech medium of VR as a means to reintroduce a timeless aspect of human life: romance. It was a 2015 New…

VR vs. Since You’ve Been Gone

Don’t look now, but I’m actually here this week. Yes, apologies needed for my absence in the last couple of weeks. I had to take some time off at relatively shortish notice for the first one but as for the last week I was rather distracted by the pressing need to lay on the bathroom…

Overturn Is A Flashy VR Shooter Full Of Blades And Lasers

When an indie developer sets out to make a fast-paced action game in VR it usually takes one of two forms. The first form is a traditional wave shooter that usually forces a player to stand still, without moving, as enemies come barreling down towards them. You shoot, they die, and you repeat that until…