Your journey begins at VIVEPORT™
Over the past few months, our teams in San Francisco, Seattle, Taipei, Beijing and London have been working closely with developers and content creators worldwide on a private beta of Viveport, the app store for virtual reality. Today, we are proud to announce the global launch of Viveport to the virtual reality community.
Building on the fast growth and success of virtual reality gaming, Viveport features immersive experiences across additional cat
With the launch of Viveport, the app store for virtual reality, we're also bringing our Vive community out of beta... and into the light. (Don't stare too hard.)
You might notice a few changes. Perhaps the most important is that you'll now need to create an HTC account to login. (For more information, read this post.) Apart from that, our structure has also changed.
For developers, we've created new, private forums for you. Here you can talk with other creators, as
Today we are making some big, important changes to this community. Strap in (your headset, that is).
First of all, we are creating entirely new discussion forums. The current forums are about to be set to read-only, and we will be migrating important topics (threads) over to the new forums. Thank you all for your contributions to the existing forums - we hope to see all of you in our brand new forums!
Second, as of today we are enabling HTC's single sign-on for logging in
Overview of Viveport FAQs. Please use the search function to get a response for a specific question you might have.
Q: What is Viveport?
A: Viveport is the app store for virtual reality, where customers can explore, create, connect, and experience the content they love and need. Viveport showcases VR experiences across art, creativity tools, design, education, fashion, music, sports, travel, video, and more. Viveport’s mission is to democratize access to the world’s mo
Q: What is Vive Port?
A: Vive Port is a content store for your virtual reality experiences. It provides dedicated and the most fun experience for HTC Vive. Some of Vive experience you could only find on Vive Port.
Q: How could I access Vive Port?
A: There are multiple ways to access Vive Port.
You could access Vive Port from Vive software that you install through htcvive.com/setup. Install Vive software and then you could find Vive Port on the tab above.
You could also access Vive Por
We love seeing our community creating and sharing homemade accessories for HTC VIVE.
It’s been so inspiring to see inventions ranging from the practical to the completely off-the-wall that make your VR experience even better. That’s why we can’t wait to see what you come up with for our accessory contest!
Your challenge, should you accept it, is to create an accessory for the Vive headset, controllers, base stations or all three.
After submitting your entry, the Viveport commun
Can't wait to share your content with the world? Well, your journey begins at Viveport. Let's get started...
First, visit the Viveport Developer Console HERE and sign in with your HTC Account. Now if you don't have an account yet, don't panic, just create one and swing back around to the console page. And then...
Add a new experience. Enter the title of your amazing app, select the platform you want to push your content to and then sit back, grab a glass of your favorite tasty beverage
How to get the Viveport Developer Beta
To get the Viveport Beta, you just need two things:
Viveport Developer Account. If you are not a Viveport developer, visit the link below. You will need it to sign in to Vive Software in order to see Viveport. https://developer.viveport.com/console/
Vive Software. If you already have Vive Software installed, it will auto-update to the latest version. If not, download the installer here: http://www.htcvive.com/setup/ During the insta
Announcing the VIVEPORT Developer Awards
Making VR content is no easy task whether one is telling a story, capturing real life places and moments, creating art, enabling productivity, or revolutionizing retail. The developer community is driving VR innovation by creating inspiring experiences. The team at Viveport wants to recognize creators for their work and empower them to define the future of VR with the global Viveport Developer Awards.
The Viveport Developer Awards nominees and aw
VIVEPORT Beta Release for Content Creators
08.25.16. Earlier this month at VRLA, we announced our content store–Viveport–and shared our vision to open access to a diverse selection of immersive experiences. Our goal is to grow the virtual reality ecosystem by empowering developers. We received great feedback from thousands of developers, like you, who voiced their support for our mission and goals. We know you want a platform that will enable you to engage a global audience and grow your
Introducing Viveport - The App Store for Virtual Reality
09.29.16. Today we are thrilled to share that Viveport has gone global! After a successful launch in China earlier this year, Viveport, the app store for virtual reality, where customers can explore, create, connect, and experience the content they love and need, is now available worldwide.
Viveport showcases VR experiences across art, creativity tools, design, education, fashion, music, sports, travel, video, and more. Viveport’s
08.25.16. Making VR content is no easy task whether one is telling a story, capturing real life places and moments, creating art, enabling productivity, or revolutionizing retail. The developer community is driving VR innovation by creating inspiring experiences and the team at Viveport wants to recognize creators for their work and empower them to define the future of VR with the global Viveport Developer Awards.
The Viveport Developer Awards nominees and award winners will be honored fo
08.05.16 Today at VRLA, we are announcing Viveport as a place where people can discover the latest and greatest in VR content and experiences. Viveport will feature content across exciting, new categories for VR–like information, edutainment, social media, 360˚ video, news, sports, health, travel and shopping. The upcoming release will also introduce an update to Vive Home, which is our personal and customizable virtual space with interactive widgets and more.
A developer beta will be ava
This Is Real - Wevr
07.18.16 We recently visited the development offices of Wevr in Los Angeles for the newest episode of
. As the creators of The Blu, Irrational Exuberance, John Wick, and more, Wevr is at the forefront of creating beautiful engaging VR content.
Experience the new Video Player, Photo Frame and Autumn Space.
A new Home Space to immerse yourself in. Meander through Autumn, a tranquil alpine forest clearing dotted with wildflowers and falling leaves. Brought to you by Cubicle Ninjas, the studio behind Guided Meditation VR.
Watch videos in VR. Add the new video player widget to your Home Space and watch almost any video on your computer in VR. Snap the screen to a comfortable viewing position, make it as large as you want and then d
6.18.16 We headed to the windy city of Chicago to visit Phosphor Games to talk about their new horror survival game The Brookhaven Experiment for the HTC Vive.
Players will have to use the weapons and tools provided to survive ever more terrifying waves of horrific monsters in an attempt to figure out what caused the beginning of the end of the world, and, if they’re strong enough, stop it from happening.
Find it on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/440630/.
6.10.16 While it’s easy to equate virtual reality with gaming, numerous industries outside the video game space have begun to seriously consider VR for a variety of commercial applications. We’ve seen this demand for business-focused VR systems grow rapidly; to address it, we have launched Vive Business Edition (Vive BE).
Available this month, Vive BE allows people and organizations to order Vive VR systems with additional services adapted for business and commercial environments. In additio
This Is Real - Survios
05.06.16 We recently traveled to Los Angeles to visit the Survios studios where the team is developing Raw Data for the HTC Vive.
Raw Data is a made-for-VR high-octane combat experience combining elements of shooters with tower defense. Active VR gameplay involves your whole body as you put your wits, boldness and endurance to the test. Intuitive controls completely immerse you within the game world, from engaging with objects to pulling weapons off your body
Vive X Is Here
04.29.16 We are proud to announce the launch of Vive X, a global accelerator program targeted at start-ups operating in the virtual reality space.
With a 100 million dollar investment fund led by HTC, the program is designed to help cultivate, foster and grow the global VR ecosystem by supporting start-ups and providing them with expertise, special access to advanced VR technology, financial investment, mentorship and unmatched go-to-market support which will ultimately he
03.26.16 Last week the Game Developers Conference (GDC) kicked off in San Francisco. According to GDC’s website “The GDC attracts over 26,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.”
One of the major attractions of GDC this year was the vast array of new virtual reality e
03.01.16 We recently traveled to Los Angeles, California to visit the offices of Stress Level Zero who are working on Hover Junkers for Vive. Co-founders Brandon Laatsch and Alex Knoll discussed their roots, their desire to make the best multiplayer VR experience available, and the importance of getting the details right in the development process.
You can follow the Stress Level Zero Hover Junkers development story by tuning into their Dev Blog series on Youtube.
Stay tuned for
1.26.16 CES 2016 was a positive event for Vive and HTC. The introduction of the Vive Pre, featuring a front facing camera, updated Chaperone System, and more, wowed event goers. The Vive Pre was featured at over 20 partners throughout the show and received 18 awards during CES. Our team visited our partners to see how they have been using the Vive to create unique experiences. We visited Dassault Systemes, Virtuix, Alienware, Audi, Envelop VR, MSI, AMD, and more to learn what the future holds fo