Hey folks, It's the first ever SouthWest VR Meetup! If you've any interest in virtual reality and the Oculus Rift at all, come along and join us to socialise, play with some cool hardware and watch a couple of short talks.
We'll have Oculus Rifts, Razer Hydras and all sorts of stuff people will be bringing along. We even have a DK2!
Sam Watts of Tammeka Games is coming to demo the ultra-fantastic, high-octane futuristic racer Radial G. This Palmer Luckey-approved game proves you can spin and speed without a case of the dreaded sim sick. Grab a go if you’ve not had chance, you’re in for a treat, and for the love of all things VR - back the Kickstarter - http://kck.st/1qvZes4
Also joining us is Nick Pittom of Fire Panda, creator of the nothing less than magical Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro demos, prompters of many a conversation on interactive VR cinema. Nick’s also been at the Kickstarter, crowdfunding an experimental game/trip: “RedOfPaw's Big Crazy Stupid VR Adventure and American Pie”. Have a looksee and show Nick some support - http://kck.st/1r2GTRX
Guest speakers include Toxic Games, who recently released a Director's Cut of their fantastic first person puzzler Q.U.B.E that includes support for the Oculus Rift. They'll be here to talk about the trials and tribulations of adapting the game and to give you the chance to experience the game with a Rift.
For more on Toxic Games and Q.U.B.E., which is currently 50% off in the Steam Summer Sale check out the links below:
Liviu Berechet Antoni will be joining us to show us his impressive open source 3D printed VR HMD Altergaze, which makes use of the capabilities of standard smartphones.
The company sought crowdfunding through Kickstarter originally, raising just under £32,000 and has taken the approach of reaching out to various partners to 3D print its product.
Any Altergaze customer can customise their HMD with a tool on the company's website. Companies seeking to employ the device as a promotional or functional tool can also create entirely bespoke models to suit their branding.
For more information on Altergaze, check out the following links:
Some drinks will be provided but once they're gone, they're gone (there's a bar downstairs though, don't worry).
Talks and demonstrations will start around 7, with hands-on time and drinking to follow shortly after.
Bristol based computing student
UX designer. I'm interested in design, games, interactivity, RPG and web technologies. :)
I am a Software Engineer working in VR, Simulation, Visualisation, Sensing and Autonomy
Game Producer for Tammeka Games, currently working on Radial-G : Racing Revolved
Hey, it’s Murf here. I think you know me. But then again, you think you know a person…
I made the Spirited Away and Totoro VR demos. Also run Fire Panda LTD.
Founder of Incubator WebStart Bristol
Developer / Entrepreneur/ FPV enthusiast general techie
Medical student, Tech and programming enthusiast
I am a Motion Graphic Designer and I am very interested in developing for VR platform.
Ben Read 26 student at wiltshire college in game development (start in september ;)
I am a programmer, Software and Games. I am a musician, Microphones, Decks and Production.
CG artist working at Opposable Games in Bristol.
Just a dev. Founder of Coinbench.io
I'm Dren. Video games connoisseur, technology enthusiast, and a dam pleasant bloke.
I am a freelance app developer and 3d maya generalist.
Director at Clifton Interactive
Web developer / Computer janitor
I'm not yet a VR developer, but I'd like to be.
I'm a games developer working for Opposable Games.
Hi, I'm Ben, Producer for Opposable Games. I also make audio for games and short films.
I'm a lapsed expert in VRML 1.0
Digital Craftsperson and VR Enthusiast.
I'm a VR enthusiast, /r/oculus moderator and graphics and design guy for the Half-Life VR mod.
Nonsense enthusiasts. Nurse. Too much Darks Souls. Drum and Bass god dammit!
Natural philosopher, developer, enthusiast
i'm chuck, VR enthusiast, DK1 owner.
Hi, I'm Frank!
Lapsed mathematician and VR enthusiast.
Design & Development Director at Auroch Digital
Involved with mobile based VR content and hardware company. Run the Inition VR Meetup in London.
Hi! I'm Alex, a French computer engineering student and a VR enthusiast for more than 5 years now.
iOS developer, working in and around Bristol on some start up businesses and contracting
Teacher developing virtual learning environments
Developer Relations Manager, Europe, at Oculus
Sim-racer and Graphic Designer
Tutor of KS 2 and 3 to disadvantaged young people. Developing education web suite.
OlivierJT, Creator of Synthesis Universe.
Organiser of @VRBrighton, freelance Unity consultant.
Developer at GitHub