Attendee Spotlight: Chuck Hoover, Chief Production Officer at Schell Games

VRDC 2017 isn’t just about the speakers — it’s also about networking with your peers and making meaningful connections that can further your respective businesses, and the immersive computing industry at large.

Chuck Hoover works as the Chief Production Officer at Schell Games. Here, he explains his role in the industry, and who he hopes to connect with at VRDC 2017.

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Time’s running out to register for VRDC Fall 2017 at the lowest price!

VR enthusiasts, take note: Virtual Reality Developers Conference organizers want to let you know that the deadline to register early for VRDC Fall 2017 at the lowest possible price ends tomorrow, August 23rd at 11:59 PM Pacific!

If you’re thinking about attending, you should register now at a discounted rate to save up to $200!

This will be the second standalone VRDC, following the strikingly successful debut of VRDC as a sibling conference to GDC 2016 and its evolution into a standalone show.

After selling out of tickets for the first three events, VRDC Fall 2017 will offer more sessions, moving to a bigger location at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, CA September 21-22. Continue reading

Speaker Q&A: Nathaniel Guy discusses how NASA has utilized MR

Nat Guy is Lead Interface Developer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and will be at VRDC Fall 2017 to present the talk “Mixed Reality for Space Exploration”, which will discuss how virtual and mixed reality are currently being used to deal with problems encountered in space exploration. Here, Guy gives us some information about himself and how NASA has utilized MR.

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HTC Vive gets hefty $200 price cut

 

HTC has cut the price of its Vive virtual reality headset to $599 from $799, meaning those still eager to buy the device can now save a cool $200.

As reported by Polygon, the discounted package comes with the headset, two motion controllers, and two wall-mounted sensors that are used to deliver “room-scale” virtual reality.

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Samsung Gear VR app Relumino aids the visually impaired

Relumino is a visual aid app available to Samsung Gear VR users with low vision. Working in conjunction with the rear camera on Samsung Galaxy smart phones, the VR application takes images captured and makes them visually-impaired friendly.

The app features different modes to cater to the needs of the user. Regular mode works by making the environment clear instead of blurry, while Color Invert mode displays text in high contrast so that reading is easier.

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Big Immersive to become dedicated VR and AR publisher

Big Immersive has formally announced its arrival to the games industry, and spelled out its desire to become a dedicated VR and AR publisher.

The company was established in November 2016, and has already published three titles: Agelore’s FantasyCity Traffic Control VR, and Love Cubed VR. Despite being active for almost a year, the firm had been flying under the radar until now.

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Enter to win a complimentary pass to attend VRDC Fall 2017!

The VRDC Fall 2017 conference is happening next month (September 21-22), and it’s the perfect opportunity to learn how to build immersive VR/AR experiences and join other content creators and business professionals in an environment dedicated to showcasing the latest techniques and best practices currently being used in VR.

As our conference organizers wrap up preparations, we’re VR-y excited to announce a pass giveaway! AR-e you ready to enter for a chance to attend?

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Discover how to design positive interactions in social VR at VRDC Fall 2017

With the appeal of social VR applications in the industry, Virtual Reality Developers Conference organizers are highlighting a VRDC Fall 2017 panel dedicated to presenting the best practices for designing the most positive possible interactions in social VR in a way that mitigates abusive scenarios.

If you’re coming to VRDC Fall 2017, which is happening September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco, you’ll want to keep an eye on this panel to gain insight into the fascinating past of VR, and learn about the trends that will shape its future.

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Don’t miss out on all the great AR talks at VRDC Fall 2017!

As Virtual Reality Developers Conference organizers wrap up preparations for VRDC Fall 2017, they want to make sure you know about some of the great sessions about augmented reality that are happening at the event, which is happening September 21-22 at a bigger, better venue in San Francisco!

For example, Playlines creative director Rob Morgan and technical director Dustin Freeman will be at VRDC Fall 2017 to speak about “Creating ‘Heads-Up Narratives in AR: Lessons Learned.” Location-based AR experiences are now mainstream (see Pokemon Go) and so the pair will discuss their experiences developing narrative-driven site-specific AR experiences, demonstrating the enormous opportunities and unexpected pitfalls of location-based AR.

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Speaker Q&A: Jim Toepel explains how ‘Mindshow’ encourages players to express themselves in VR

Jim Toepel is the Virtual Experience Designer at Mindshow and will be at VRDC 2017 to present his talk Fostering Creative Play with ‘Mindshow’, which will discuss how the tool ‘Mindshow’ has been used to teach players to embody different creatures, act with their pre-recorded selves, respond to improv prompting, explore their playspace and frame their own camera shots. Here, Toepel gives us some information about himself and his work.

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