Two guys in Iceland want to improve how VR games are developed

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I was standing inside a representation of Waltz of the Wizard by Icelandic developer Aldin Dynamics, but I wasn’t in the game itself. I was standing in an HTC Vive, watching a virtual version of a virtual world. I felt like a ghost inside the Matrix. Instead, I was watching someone else play the game from within a sort of pointillistic version of the environment, studying what they do.

Björk & HTC Vive present the world’s first VR music album

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Iconic Icelandic artist Björk is collaborating with HTC to let fans experience a virtual reality interpretation of Vulnicura, Björk’s most recent studio album. The Björk collaboration is the latest in a series of experiments that aim to prove that the Vive can be used for more than just action games


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CCP Invents Cross-Reality, Launches EVE: Valkyrie Warzone


Breaking Gaming HTC News Oculus Sony Virtual Reality (VR) Andrew Willans ccp CCP Games CCP Iceland cross-play cross-reality dog fighting Dogfighting EVE EVE Valkyrie EVE VR EVE Warzone HTC Vive Lead Game Designer oculus rift PSVR Valkyrie WarzoneSince its launch, EVE: Valkyrie is one of most immersive VR experiences, a fast paced space combat sim which might serve as a professional training tool for your neck muscles.

Björk VR Art Exhibit Comes to LA


The Icelandic music icon’s next stop after traveling the globe with her VR album is finally right here in Los Angeles. Filmed in the highlands of Iceland, the video was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang. Filmed on a remote beach location in Iceland, Stonemilker VR was the first 360° music video from Björk’s Vulnicura album. Broken off into pairs, each standing booth includes HTC Vive headsets tethered to the ceiling.

Björk Launches Traveling VR Exhibition


The Icelandic music icon is taking her VR album on tour, starting in Sydney. Now the artist is again teleporting fans to her native Iceland with the Björk Digital exhibition, launching on Friday in Sydney, Australia, with Björk herself expected to DJ at the event. Over 80 Gear VR headsets are available for attendees to experience the album, along with some room-scale VR on the HTC Vive.

Bowshooter ‘In Death’ to Bring Cherubs, Banshees & Archangel Gabriel in Next Content Update

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Sólfar Studios , the Iceland-based studio behind roguelike VR archery game In Death , today announced that their ghoulish bowshooter is getting a new chapter. The game currently supports HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Window VR headsets. Gamescom 2018 HTC Vive Games News Oculus Rift Games SteamVR Games VR Games Windows Mixed Reality Games in death in death vr solfar solfar studio

New AR And VR Game Releases For October 2019


Minecraft Earth Beta – October 21st (New Zealand and Iceland) – Smartphones ( More details ). Gaming HTC Vive HTC Vive Cosmos Oculus Go Oculus Quest Oculus Rift Oculus Rift S Pimax PSVR Valve Index Windows VR AR games Index new releases Oculus Home psn rift steam steam games Steam VR Vive VR games windows VREvery month we aim to round up each and every AR and/or VR game release for you in one single place — this is October 2019’s list.

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Pioneering VR Demo ‘Waltz of the Wizard’ to Live on in New ‘Extended Edition’

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Waltz of the Wizard (2016) is a exceptionally well-built VR experience from Iceland-based studio Aldin Dynamics. HTC Vive Game News Oculus Rift Game SteamVR Game VR Game aldin aldin dynamics waltz of the wizard waltz of the wizard extended editionAs one of the pioneering demos to heavily feature object interaction back at the birth of consumer VR, it always felt like the curiously magical prologue to something much larger.

Jaunt’s New ‘Home Turf’ VR Series Lets You Explore The Extreme


Cinematic VR studio Jaunt has unveiled their latest VR series, Home Turf, taking you on a journey from the peaks of the Sierra Nevada to a massive drop off Icelandic waterfalls. Iceland , Galen Volckhausen. Now, viewers can accompany him as he drops out of his comfort zone and braves the boils of the 65 foot Aldeyjarfoss, a beastly natural phenomenon in Iceland where, as Galen observes, “nature still rules.”

London Film Festival VR: Free New Experiences To Check Out From Today

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But, if you have an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, you can visit The Expanse, a virtual museum modeled after the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Southbank Centre. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to force annual events online.

‘Waltz of the Wizard’ Preview

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All you need is an HTC Vive and a penchant for exploration as you interact with uncountable objects in your medieval tower laboratory, which contains everything from a pint-size crossbow that lets you get into all sorts of mischief, to a magical glockenspiel—that when played correctly whisks you away to a number of alternate dimensions. See Also : Valve’s ‘Secret Shop’ HTC Vive Demo Introduces You to DotA 2’s Fantastic World Full of Magic.

Audi Dealers Will Soon Sell Cars Using Virtual Reality


Some settings include Iceland, Paris — and even the moon. The Audi VR experience will make use of both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headset, depending on where it will be shown, and will render vehicle data in real-time to show you the tiniest of details, such as the polish of the aluminum inlays or the various gloss levels of the paint finish depending on the position of the virtual light source.

Oculus For Business is now available for all companies

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But in the enterprise space, it has always been behind the competition of companies like HTC or Pico. How does it compare with the services offered by Pico and HTC?

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The Best VR Meditation Apps to Try


Devices: HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift. Featuring superb, calming landscapes from Iceland in 4K quality, the app is developed by an award-winning startup and includes music by bands like GusGus and Sigur Rós.

VR’s Low Install Base Led CCP Games To Exit Market


CCP Games’ annual fan event, EVE Fanfest, is taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland this week. ” We don’t yet know how sales of VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are going, though Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) passed the two million mark late last year.

Is Everest VR the Most Immersive VR Experience?


to 2 hour experience is coming to HTC Vive through Steam, Valve’s online store and undoubtedly world’s #1 e-tailer for games. During E3, we managed to grab more details about the experience courtesy of our contacts at Valve Software, HTC and Nvidia. Solfar worked hand in hand with RVX , Iceland-based Special Effects (VFX) studio which worked on the Everest movie.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


This release (available 9/8 for HTC Vive) is really just a taste of the larger project to come: Favreau’s ultimate goal is a sprawling open world that you explore and build relationships with the gnome and goblin inhabitants… we can only hope that funny elves will somehow be involved. THE FAMOUS ICELANDIC ECCENTRIC EMBRACES VR. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly live video show and podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

CCP Games CEO: “We expected VR to be two to three times as big”

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CCP Games , the Icelandic studio known for their long-running MMO Eve: Online (2003) , shuttered their VR production studios in a surprise move last year, selling off their Newcastle-based branch behind their multiplayer space dogfighter EVE: Valkyrie (2016), and completely shutting down their Atlanta studio behind sports game Sparc (2017).

CCP to Shelve VR as It Shutters Atlanta Office, Sells Branch Behind ‘EVE: Valkryie’ in Newcastle

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According to a report by Icelandic publication MBL , CCP is shelving virtual reality as it closes its Atlanta location and sells its Newcastle office, two important VR branches that produced Sparc (2017) and EVE: Valkyrie (2016). The game has garnered an impressive following on the PSVR platform since launch, although it was actually first intended for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Owatch Virtual Reality: Canton Tower XR Rides Cinema is located in Guangzhou, China

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HTC VIVE Commercial Solution). With the continuous maturity of virtual reality technology, the development of virtual reality equipment is becoming more and more rapid. You may be able to see VR in large shopping malls and commercial circles. Currently, VR is not yet popular. But the market for VR is still very broad. Nowadays, VR cinema is the new direction of VR development. It has broken through the traditional movie viewing mode through VR virtual reality technology.

Bjork – A Popular Singer Enters Virtual Reality World


Bjork Guomundsdottir popularly known as Bjork is an Icelandic singer-songwriter. The piece will be ported to HTC Vive, boasting full room tracking; eventually, it will be made available for download. She embarked on a solo career in 1993, coming to prominence as a solo artist with her “Human Behaviour” and album Debut.

Hands-on: Dell Mobile Connect Brings Your Smartphone into VR With a Few Caveats

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I got a chance to try out the software at CES 2019, getting a full demo of the VR side of Mobile Connect using a HTC Vive Pro and a pair of Android smartphones—one for my far-flung contact, and the other for me, which normally sits tight in my pocket so I can keep my notification anxiety in check. SEE ALSO HTC Confirms Vive Cosmos Will Support OpenVR/SteamVR.

Google-backed Magic Leap Reveals Mixed Reality Music App


They invited a reporter from Pitchfork, an online music magazine, to its offices to check out a new mixed reality app Tónandi created in collaboration with Icelandic band Sigur Rós. From the description of the app, it seems clear to me that they are still on what they’d originally started making – a headset, something in the same realm as Google Glass, HTC VIVE, and the Lenovo Jedi Challenges headset.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.27): Quest sales are not taking off, Minecraft Earth launches in Early Access and much more!

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The two lucky countries are New Zealand and Iceland. HTC keeps updating the Vive Cosmos. It seems that HTC has taken the critics on the Vive Cosmos very seriously and it is now updating the runtime of the device every week. I’m back in Italy, and finally, I can eat again some good pasta… even if I will miss ?? for breakfast a lot! If you were wondering, my journey to China has gone pretty well and many people liked HitMotion at WCVRI.