Bjork Teleports Fans to Iceland With New Virtual Reality.

AllThingsVR

Bjork Teleports Fans to Iceland With New Virtual Reality Experience via Variety Bjork is taking fans around the world on a journey to her home country: The Icelandic music icon debuted a new virtual reality experience called “Bjork Digital” in Sydney, Australia this week.

‘Waltz of the Wizard’ Studio Aldin Raises $1M to Fuse VR & AI in New Title

Road to VR

Based in Reykjavik, Iceland, Aldin is an indie VR studio which has been an early innovator in the VR game development space with its first two titles, Trial of the Rift Drifter and Asunder , developed well before the first major VR headsets were launched in 2016.

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

VR Game Critic

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 felt like a ghost inside the Matrix.

Magic Leap & Sigur Rós Video Reveals Behind the Scenes Development of Tónandi Augmented Reality Music App

Next Reality AR

On Wednesday, the company unveiled a behind the scenes video of how the ethereal music-meets-AR app Tónandi was produced in collaboration with Icelandic music group Sigur Rós.

CCP Invents Cross-Reality, Launches EVE: Valkyrie Warzone

VRWorld

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 Warzone

Oculus Announces $300 Commercial ‘Go for Business’ Bundle, Pre-orders Now Available

Road to VR

The company is currently only shipping to the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

Björk Appears as Amazing Live Avatar to Open London.

AllThingsVR

From Iceland, she appeared at the London press conference as a live avatar, which mirrored her movements using motion-capture technology.

Björk Launches Traveling VR Exhibition

VRScout

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.

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

Road to VR

Sólfar Studios , the Iceland-based studio behind roguelike VR archery game In Death , today announced that their ghoulish bowshooter is getting a new chapter.

‘In Death’ is a Medieval Roguelike Bow-shooter from ‘EVEREST VR’ Developer Sólfar Studios

Road to VR

In quite the pivot from virtual tourism experience EVEREST VR (2016) , Iceland-based Sólfar Studios has revealed their next VR project, In Death , a VR roguelike bow-shooter that promises procedurally generated crawling for loot and more.

CCP Games Ending VR Efforts After Building Its Biggest Titles

UploadVR

The Iceland-based creator of EVE Online is one of VR’s biggest proponents and earliest developers, producing some of the industry’s most prominent titles including Rift-first space battle game EVE: Valkyrie, mobile VR turret shooter Gunjack and PlayStation-first sports game Sparc. The company is closing its Atlanta office and selling its Newcastle office, according to a report by the Iceland Monitor.

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

VRScout

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.

Björk VR Art Exhibit Comes to LA

VRScout

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. Björk Digital runs from May 19 to June 4 in downtown LA.

CCP makers of EVE Valkyrie, Sparc, and Gunjack to move away from VR and close down several studios.

Cats and VR

CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson released a statement to the Iceland Monitor today “Despite the success of the VR games we have released we will be shifting our focus to our PC and mobile initiatives,” says Pétursson. “We

Preview Björk’s Latest VR Music Video ‘Notget’

VRScout

The “Notget” VR music video premiered Wednesday at a Björk digital exhibition at the Iceland Airwaves festival. Björk is back at it again, diving head first into the world of VR, and there’s no stopping her anytime soon.

Video 216

Björk Teases New Trailer for ‘Family’ VR Video

VRScout

Stonemilker” was the opening track from Vulnicura that was shot in Iceland and also directed by Andrew Huang. The artist is one step closer to an entire VR version of her album. Björk has been one of the biggest fans of VR.

Video 215

Bjork Releases Virtual Reality Music Video

Infinityleap

The Icelandic singer immerses her fans in a digital underwater world of fantasy, with her in it as a dark underwater creature with flaming fins and an aesthetic mask that glitters in the darkness. The idea came from an Icelandic virtual reality films, Stonemilker and Black Lake. Bjork’s music team conducted a Digital exhibit shortly after the premiere of her single at the Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavik.

Microsoft to Expand HoloLens Availability to 29 More European Markets in December

Road to VR

Microsoft announced at their at Future Decoded conference in London that HoloLens, the company’s augmented reality headset, will be expanding its international availability to include all of the European Union in December.

Oculus Introduces $299 Go for Business Bundle

UploadVR

Currently, the bundle is scheduled to release in the US, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. Facebook’s affordable standalone VR headset, Oculus Go, is looking to finally make the platform a mainstream hit with consumers. But it appears Go forms a big part of the Oculus for Business strategy, too.

Magic Leap One Available For Purchase, Starting At $2,295

VRScout

Magic Leap’s computer vision headset is now on sale in cities across the U.S. December of last year U.S. startup Magic Leap unveiled its long-awaited mixed reality headset, a secretive device five years and $2.44B USD in the making.

Magic Leap Reveals Five First-party Apps for Its AR Headset

Road to VR

The result of that collaboration is Tónandi, which translates to sound spirit in Icelandic, an interactive audio-visual exploration of the sounds and spirit of Sigur Rós.

Magic Leap Reveals Music App Collaboration with Sigur Rós, New Images

Road to VR

Magic Leap today revealed a collaborative AR project with Icelandic band Sigur Rós, a musical experience which fills the player’s surroundings with ethereal visuals and an interactive soundscape.

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

VR Game Critic

Iconic Icelandic artist Björk is collaborating with HTC to let fans experience a virtual reality interpretation of Vulnicura, Björk’s most recent studio album.

Björk Reveals Music Video for ‘Notget’ VR Experience

VRScout

The Icelandic art-pop singer released the full version of the VR music video for Notget, off of her 2015 LP, Vulnicara , after releasing a teaser for the video last November. You can now watch a 2D video version of Björk’s latest VR music experience.

Video 207

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

Road to VR

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).

Pokemon Go Adds Gen 3 Monsters And Weather-Based Gameplay

UploadVR

We’re hoping this side of the update doesn’t unbalance the game at all; otherwise players in Iceland might need to say goodbye to their Charizards. Pokemon Go’s library of virtual pocket monsters is about to get some welcome new additions.

How Philips Is Using Augmented Reality to Improve Spinal Surgery

VRScout

Philips is now developing real-time augmented reality technology to guide spinal surgery and make it less invasive, the Dutch company announced last week.

CCP’s VR Sport Sparc Coming To Rift And Vive This Month

UploadVR

As Iceland-based CCP Games shutters its VR efforts , it looks like the studio has one more release to get out the door. The studio is launching its Tron-like VR sport Sparc [ Review 8/10 ) for Rift and Vive on Nov. 16, supporting cross-play against players who already have the game for PlayStation VR headsets. The game is expected to sell for around $20 on the Oculus Store and Steam.

Oculus & ESL Return For VR League: Season Two

VRScout

Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom. Five new titles, generous prizes, and a more flexible tournament system could take VR eSports to new heights.

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

UploadVR

CCP Games’ annual fan event, EVE Fanfest, is taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland this week. It’s the first Fanfest since the company announced that it was halting its work in VR , which means it’s the first chance we have to hear directly from CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson about the reasoning behind that decision, Unsurprisingly, Pétursson cited VR’s low install base as the cause of its swift exit from the scene.

‘The Climb’ Free Oculus Touch Update Adds New Arctic Mountain, ‘North’

UploadVR

According to Crytek: “The extensive game update will be free to everyone who owns The Climb , and also includes an expansive new setting inspired by the landscapes of Iceland.

Audi Dealers Will Soon Sell Cars Using Virtual Reality

VRScout

Some settings include Iceland, Paris — and even the moon. This is where Audi says you’ll be able to toggle between a number of diverse VR environments like showing the car in Paris, Cannes, Iceland and the moon.

Oculus Rift US Pricing vs. Rest Of The World

VRCircle

Currently the Rift is available in the US and the following European countries: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Now that the price has been announced for the Oculus Rift.

Early VR Pioneer CCP Games Acquired by ‘Black Desert Online’ MMO Developer for $425M

Road to VR

CCP Games , an Icelandic game studio known for the long running EVE: Online MMO and their eager jump into and eventual backpedaling in the VR space, has been acquired by Korea-based developer Pearl Abyss , the studio behind the MMO Black Desert Online.

13 Music Artists Experimenting With VR Video

VRScout

The Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk recorded a 360° music video for one of her most popular songs off her latest album Vulnicura called “Stonemilker”. The video was shot on a breathtakingly beautiful beach in Iceland.

Video 204

Björk Digital Teams Up With River Studios For "Vulnicura" Virtual Reality Album

Cats and VR

Vulnicura VR immerses the viewer in the Icelandic landscapes that inspire many of Björk's songs and imagery.

Is Everest VR the Most Immersive VR Experience?

VRWorld

Solfar worked hand in hand with RVX , Iceland-based Special Effects (VFX) studio which worked on the Everest movie. In just a few weeks, the world of Virtual Reality Experiences (VRX) is going to get super immersive add-on. The first fully featured, 1.5

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review

VRScout

THE FAMOUS ICELANDIC ECCENTRIC EMBRACES VR. To announce this European premiere, Björk held a press conference and beamed herself in (from Iceland) via a psychedelic motion-captured avatar churning with colors (because why not?).

‘Waltz of the Wizard’ Preview

Road to VR

Waltz of the Wizard, a project from Iceland-based Twisted Realms developer Aldin Dynamics , is begging to be developed into a full game with more realms to explore and more potions to mix. What do you get when you combine mandrake root, a ruby, and a suspicious red potion?

Bjork – A Popular Singer Enters Virtual Reality World

Infinityleap

Bjork Guomundsdottir popularly known as Bjork is an Icelandic singer-songwriter. She embarked on a solo career in 1993, coming to prominence as a solo artist with her “Human Behaviour” and album Debut.