As-yet unreleased VR technology was unveiled in Brighton last night at the launch of vrLab – a showcase of cutting-edge virtual, augmented and other digital worlds.
A crowded Old Market Theatre hosted more than 15 virtual scenarios, including gaming, (sci-fi racing sim Radial-G and Make Real’s EDF Reactor Builder), and immersive experiences (In the Eyes of the Animal directed by Robin McNicholas and the Emmy-winning 360˚ short Henry from Oculus Story Studios).
For many it was their first eagerly anticipated experience of the new platforms such as HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and GearVR, as well as pre-commercial release access to the new Oculus Touch controllers. Downstairs there was a series of rooms filled with more experiential installations to try, such as The Cube dynamic first-person quest created by Circa69.
Today (16/9/16) The Old Market hosts a 24hour Hackathon, in which teams of creatives will battle it out to create the best VR mini-game.
For information about the 24hour Hackathon or vrLab contact Sam Watts: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0845 051 0488
Tickets for vrLab are selling out fast here: http://theoldmarket.com/shows/vrlab/
Sam Watts, Operations Lead for Make Real said: “It was a very, very busy night and the feedback was great. It bodes well for the vrLab events open to the general public over the weekend.”