News / 09.08.2018
The Monthly REWIND – August
Welcome to The Monthly REWIND for August – a digest of everything we’ve been up to and a look at the wider immersive landscape. Let’s dive in.
Silicon Valley: Inside The Hacker Hostel – Emmy Nominated
We’re incredibly proud that Silicon Valley: Inside The Hacker Hostel, our VR experience for HBO and Silicon Valley has been nominated for an Interactive Emmy! Well done to all involved and congratulations to the other nominees.
Roborace – Immersive VR Simulator
At the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Roborace’s Robocar accomplished the first-ever fully autonomous hillclimb. Roborace wanted an experience that would allow visitors to the Festival of Speed to enjoy the hillclimb from the Robocar’s point of view, so REWIND set about creating a custom-built, fully immersive VR experience.
VRLO – Last Tickets Available
VRLO returns on August 15th at the Microsoft Reactor, with a whole host of incredible demos lined up! Thanks to our sponsors Immerse UK and Bluegfx for making it happen. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet – the last batch is now available.
DHL Box Stacker Pro – VR Experience
For ESL One Cologne, DHL wanted to offer a unique and differentiating experience for attendees. The team designed a fun, fast-paced realtime VR experience for DHL to showcase to the event’s thousands of attendees!
Location Based VR Provides A Huge Growth Opportunity – Opinion
Sol Rogers, CEO & Founder of REWIND, digs into Location Based VR, and how it’s driving interest in the industry.
How VR Is Treating People’s Fear Of Heights
According to a new Oxford University study, VR therapy may be just as effective as individualised counselling in helping people overcome their fear of heights.
– See Times Square Underwater in Microsoft’s AR Art Exhibit.
– Samsung have partnered with NASA to launch a 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience
– Skydance made use of Oculus Medium to design the mechs in Archanel: Hellfire.
– Disney Animation Studios will be debuting their first VR Short Film at SIGGRAPH 2018
– The Magic Leap One Creator Edition is now available to purchase, as long as you live in certain US states.
That’s all we’ve got time for this month. Until next time, keep your eyes on our social media feeds for up-to-the-minute info!
Creating top quality 360º video requires more than just the press of a button…
While I take a moment to bask in our win, here’s a look back on what we’ve achieved…
Oculus’ Santa Cruz could present something of a ‘Nintendo Wii Moment’ for the VR industry – the device that propels the hardware into the mainstream through a focus on form, function, and simplicity over hardware power.
Welcome to The Monthly REWIND for September
Is developing for a single VR platform a better idea? Let’s look at the various pros and cons.
While some stats paint a picture that it’s all doom and gloom, there are plenty of alternative views and evidence that VR is ramping up.
The future has just got closer with the release of Magic Leap One. Having recently got our hands on a device, we are excited to start making our own little bit of magic.
While the industry waits for in-home premium VR to pick up the pace, location based virtual reality (LBVR) has emerged as an important bridge to bring premium VR to the masses.
In early 2016, I wrote a piece for Little Black Book (LBB) looking at the technological advances that could make car showrooms obsolete. In the two years since I wrote that article, how much have things really changed?