The future is built by the people who believe it can be better.
The answer was glaringly obvious. At the movies, I was totally immersed in the experience. No calls, no texts - nothing to do except sit back and enjoy the show, whereas during our home experience, I heard the phone ringing, I responded to texts, and I answered emails. I had a totally different experience while viewing the same content. I wasn’t “immersed” the second time around.
Mark Zuckerberg was right. “The future is built by the people who believe it can be better.”
Nothing beats really good immersive VR, and Mark has his sights on bring this immersive experience to the masses. “We are setting a goal,” Zuckerberg said. “We want to get a billion people into virtual reality.”
Our team at Virtro is so excited to be a part of this wonderful immersive world.
1. Snow Fortress
Originally launched in June 2016, Snow Fortress was an early title available when HTC Vive launched. It has continued to receive positive reviews and its a fun work out in VR. Engage your engineering mind when you build your fortress wall as those snowballs come at you fast and hard. Children to adults can laugh as they embrace the fun of Snow Fortress.
2. Run Dorothy Run
With a modern twist on the classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Run Dorothy Run is one of the hit titles for release in 2017. It has something for everyone. Children love the challenge, teens roll along to the catchy electro-swing beat as they master the rhythm elements of the game, and adults laugh at the hilarious storyline running through the game.
Run Dorothy Run, another Vancouver success, has strong appeal to both women and men - partially due to , the strong influence of female designers, developers, and company management in Virtro Entertainment. Run Dorothy Run has been described by many as the perfect “first VR game” because it is such a fun, interactive experience, with a challenge for every skill level.
3. Edge of Atlantis
The story takes place in Atlantis, the most advanced civilization in human history. Atlanteans forged a legendary sword named the Edge of Atlantis, capable of bending the very fabric of space and time to its wielder's will. Eowauf, an evil sorcerer, hoping to take the sword for himself, seals Atlantis in a time loop and escapes into the timeless realms.
These games are sure to be a hit with families getting a new VR unit under their Christmas tree this year. They all offer a multi-level, challenging, and totally immersive experience.
According to a May 2017 article in Road to VR, the number of VR-ready computers has doubled since figures reported in October 2016, when Oculus and Vive launched. A "new wave of GPUs has launched from both AMD and Nvidia, bringing more power at lower costs, while at the same time expanding the pool of people with VR Ready graphics cards by making lower-cost cards powerful enough to handle VR."
So, with the growing amount of hardware systems able to handle VR requirements, is this the push to make VR a mainstream staple? Or is content still a challenge? At Virtro, we're thrilled to see the uptake of VR-ready hardware, and we're equally as inspired to be part of the push for more "Everyone"-rated titles. Once we start seeing more titles that appeal to a a larger audience than early-adopters, VR will truly become more accessible We'd love to hear your thoughts on this.
Virtro Entertainment has recently advanced to the Leadership Grants Organization of Canada’s (LGOC) second round for funding. The LGOC is a non-profit funding organization that provides cash awards and in-kind resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs to start or grow a small business in Canada.