The Immersive Industry, like the weather, is heating up! It’s been a while since I created and published a News Round-Up blog post but this month, or last week really I have noticed a spike of activity that I feel is worth sharing with you all.
(Accelerator) WXR Accelerator closes at the end of this month
If your XR/Spatical Computing or AI company has a female founder or gender diverse leadership team then you should check out this 12 week accelerator opportunity out!
I’ve followed this initiative from the beginning, my 1st blog with Suzanne Showcasing VR was about attending the live pitching session for the 1st Cohort in AltSpaceVR! I applied for the 2nd Cohort myself and would recommend submitting an application because even if you are rejected you receive valuable feedback that helps you to improve.
(VR Content) Amazon launches Prime Video VR for Oculus Go, Quest & Gear
(VR Content) Rejected Oculus Quest game, Jigsaw360, becomes the 1st paid side-loaded Quest game.
(Social VR) Bigscreen VR releases 50+ new free VR channels plus has 6000 users registered for the live streaming of the SpaceX Dragon launch
(Social VR) Oculus Venues comes to Oculus Quest with new events such as Tenacious D live in concert
(VR Gaming) World Cyber Games VR Championship – 18th-21st July 2019
(Dev) Launch of Nreal’s platform in beta for developing mixed reality experiences
(Accelerator) Oculus Launch Pad applications are open
For more information and to apply check out this link
(Book) Creating Augmented & Virtual Realities book released
(Events/SocialVR) I co-hosted Sharing Memories in Virtual Reality with Andy Fidel in AltSpaceVR
(Art) Rosie Summers publishes her amazing Tiltbrush ‘My Reality’ masterpiece
(Funding) Knight Foundation offers $750k in Grants for Immersive Tech in the Arts
(Tools/Dev) Gravity Sketch now available on Oculus Quest
(Podcast) XR Business with Alan Smithson and Tony ‘SkarredGhost’ Vitillo
(Soon to Launch) VR for Education’s Engage platform to coming to the Oculus Quest
I had the honour of trying it out prior to the public Quest release and made a virtual tour for you!