Tag Archives: vr

Rick & Morty co-creator’s Squanchtendo rebrands as Squanch Games

The VR development studio founded by Rick & Morty co-creator Justin Roiland has undergone a rebrand. Squanchtendo was founded by Roiland and Epic Games producer Tanya Watson last year. The name was formed from ‘Squanch’, which is the name of a planet from Rock & Morty that is populated by …

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Doom VFR is now working on Rift, but without official support

Oculus Rift owners were temporarily left out in the cold following last week’s launch of Doom VFR. The VR shooter was only ever pitched as being for HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, but with so much cross-compatibility in modern VR, Rift owners fancied their chances. As it happened, however, the …

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BBC announces new VR Hub and free VR Spacewalk app

The BBC has announced that its various VR ventures are to be all brought under one roof. The new unit goes by the name of VR Hub. It will oversee its various projects including 360-degree video and VR add-ons to properties such as Planet Earth II. To coincide with the …

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Merge VR: Merging Realities

Merge VR is betting on the collision of the physical and digital worlds hitting the mainstream. The Merge Cube, a toy which puts holograms in your hand, is the first of its kind and founder Franklin Lyons hopes game developers will create world-changing content for it

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Climax Studios: AR goes mainstream

It’s currently too early to tell what makes a successful AR game, but with the release of iOS 11 (and Google’s upcoming ARCore) the stage is set for mainstream adoption of augmented reality games and apps. Jem Alexander speaks to Climax Studios CEO Simon Gardner about the rise of AR and the studio's new game ARise

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CCP retreats from VR, cutting 100 jobs and closing two studios

Icelandic games giant CCP has called time on its big virtual reality adventure. CCP was one of the earliest and largest supporters of VR, but has now announced its intentions to quit the sector. The move comes at the cost of 100 jobs and two studios. Its Atalanta office is …

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Recruiter Hot Seat: nDreams

Tamsin O’Luanaigh, talent director at developer nDreams gives us a look in to the VR studio and the perks on offer, including ‘Bacon Mondays’ and ‘Beer Fridays’ – that sounds nice to us!

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