Building dragons and our mixed reality future with Daniel Newman at CeBIT Australia
Daniel Newman is a best-selling author with insight on how to be successful in the digital age. He shared his thoughts with us on mixed reality, choosing your path in emerging tech, the other Daniel Newman and how we all want to be Robocop.
Porting an existing game into VR with Radiant Crusade
Moving an existing game into virtual reality is a tough challenge. There are a lot of challenges involved and not every game can make the switch successfully. Radiant Crusade is an example of a game that underwent a significant transformation to turn it into a VR game. Eric Provencher from Radiance Games shared their experience.
Building Forestry, a sandbox destruction and construction VR game
Forestry is "a sandbox destruction and construction game built for maximum madness". Chop trees and build elaborate creations with their remnants! Doug North Cook from Decoder VR shared what they learnt from putting it together.
Using virtual reality for autism therapy
It's always great to see emerging tech being used to make a difference. Floreo is working to put together VR content to help children with autism. Vijay Ravindran, one of the founders, shared with us their story so far.
The game studio with grand VR cat tracking ambitions!
Katie and John reached many news feeds this year after their efforts to track their cat while using the Vive — no more stepping on a cat while in a virtual world! They're running their own independent game studio — Triangular Pixels, and have just started a Patreon to help fund their efforts. Katie took the time to chat about their VR tracker and their VR efforts so far.
Using virtual reality to help reduce unconscious bias
Annie Harper and her team at Equal Reality have been putting together an app that has some high aspirations. They are looking to reduce unconscious bias in the workplace by using virtual reality to change workplace behaviours and attitudes, and were recently accepted into the MIT Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Brisbane! I had a chat with them about unconscious bias and how their app came about.