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    Introducing New Features for VIVE Focus 3

    By Shen Ye

    Today, we’re rolling out new features specifically designed for customers using location-based applications. We’re excited to offer this set of features on VIVE Focus 3, our all-in-one wireless headset with outstanding visuals and next level inside-out tracking. VIVE Focus 3 was thoughtfully designed to provide capabilities that were not yet supported at launch, and we’re excited to be the first to deliver all of these features in one headset.   WiFi 6E Traditional WiFi 4, 5, and
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VDA Q&A: Kodon

     You've just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award, how do you feel?   Glorious! We are still an early access app, so to be considered in this category is a great honor.   Where did the idea for Kodon come from?   The idea was based on our own development team's need to create 3D models. The supreme user experience provided by the Vive seemed to be the perfect combination. We made a demo video on Reddit that caused a lot of attention, and many people asked us to release an

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VDA Q&A: The Night Café

   You’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award - how do you feel?   Mac Cauley, Borrowed Light Studios: It's an honor to be nominated for the Viveport Developer Awards with so much great content coming out every day that is pushing the boundaries of VR. I think VR as a medium has so much potential to open up new ways for people to express themselves and share ideas. I feel lucky to be a part of this discovery process and to be able to explore the possibilities that lie ahead.

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Black Friday bargains start now!

    For those of you in the US - Happy Thanksgiving! To kick off the holiday celebrations, we’re pleased to announce our Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals.   Save on HTC Vive     On both Black Friday and Cyber Monday wherever Vive is sold, you will save $100 (£100/€100 or equivalent local currency) either directly off the price, or through an in-store coupon, while supplies last.    Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are available online and in all retail locations where Vive is

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VDA nominees expand to 16!

Today we're announcing another four VDA nominees as we enter the final days of judging. These four titles will transport you to new worlds, allow you to create and experience places you might never go in real life. We're proud to welcome them, taking our total nominations to 16.   The nominees are:      Kodon, by TenkLabs      The Night Cafe: A VR Tribute to Van Gogh, by Borrowed Light Studios      Realities, by realities.io      World of Diving, by Vertigo Games   Congra

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VDA Q&A: Firebird: La Péri

  Congratulations, you’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award. How do you feel?   We are super happy! A tremendous amount of work and care has been put in by the whole team in France and in the US to bring Firebird : La Péri to life, and it feels terrific to know that our experience is being nominated alongside other great pieces! Where did the idea for Firebird: La Péri come from?   It all came from Paul Duka's music, which essentially became the script for the whole exper

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VDA Q&A: SurrealVR

    You’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award. How do you feel?   It’s a great honor, of course. VR is simply the most exciting field of work right now, and to be nominated in the space by the folks that have built the best platform available today is just a great feeling.   Where did the idea for SurrealVR come from?   We came from a social gaming background, and we’ve always known that combining social, gaming and virtual reality will create an unbeatable combination.

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VDA Q&A: Fantastic Contraption

    Congratulations, you’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award. How do you feel?   We're super honored to be selected! I hope awards like the VDAs help bring attention to all the diverse and wonderful VR experiences coming out this year.   Where did the idea for Fantastic Contraption come from?   The idea for the original 2008 2D Fantastic Contraption actually came from a dream! It was to turn a Rube Goldberg machine inside out: instead of creating a complex environment

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Announcing our third group of VDA nominees!

Eight fantastic VR titles have already been announced as Viveport Developer Award (VDA) nominees, all potentially able to share in $500,000 worth of prizes. Today we're adding to that total with four more titles, all great examples of how you can explore worlds, create things, connect with friends and experience stories in VR, via Viveport.   The nominees are:    SurrealVR, by SurrealVR   Firebird - La Peri, by InnerspaceVR   (A note for anyone who picked up Firebird - La Peri in our

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VDA Q&A: Cloudlands: VR Minigolf

     You’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award - how do you feel?   It's an incredible honor to be nominated for a Viveport Developer Award. The entire development team is ecstatic as this is something very much unexpected. Congratulations and good luck to all of the other nominees.   Where did the idea for Cloudlands: VR Minigolf come from?   When we got our hands on one of the first HTC Vive prototypes we went on a prototyping spree of about 10 different unique-to-mot

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VDA Q&A: Allumette

     You’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award, how do you feel?   Wow, this is such a nice surprise! Viveport has been such a generous partner to us, and we feel extremely honored! Where did the idea for Allumette come from?   Loosely inspired by The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, Allumette is an account of the love family members have for one another, and the sacrifices and choices they make for the greater good.   Tell us something about Allumette th

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VDA Q&A: Arcade Artist

 You’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award, how do you feel? It feels amazing to be nominated. As an artist and creator it is wonderful to be recognized. We put so much time and love and energy into our work and it's great to have that be appreciated. Where did the idea for Arcade Artist come from? We wanted to make a world that you could feel transported to and also create something that was just a fun escape. I love the feeling of holding a tool in your hand in VR and bein

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VDA Q&A: Mars Odyssey

You’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer award - how do you feel?   We’re exhausted! Also very excited that Mars Odyssey has been well received. We’re very proud of the team and the passion project they’ve brought to life.   Where did the idea for Mars Odyssey come from?   We’ve always had a strong passion for education and science. Joshua Qualtieri, one of our studio co-founders, studied Astrophysics in college with the goal of eventually working for NASA on their Mars missions

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More VIVEPORT Developer Awards nominees!

We're thrilled to announce the second wave of nominees for the Viveport Developer Awards (VDAs). Each of these VR experiences brings a new and exciting dimension to Viveport, and we're proud to support them. The nominees are:      Allumette, by Penrose Studios    Cloudlands: VR Minigolf, by Futuretown      Mars Odyssey, by Steel Wool Studios      Arcade Artist, by Groove Jones   Fantastic titles like these enable VR fans like you to Explore Worlds, Create Things, Connect with

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Fright Fest on Viveport

   Our team loves Halloween, so we’re stoked to announce Fright Fest on Viveport with some new, scary destinations at spooktacular prices. Get these spine-tingling titles this week:   A Chair in a Room: Greenwater, by Wolf & Wood Interactive – 25% Discount Daylight’s End VR Edition, by Groove Jones - 80% Discount Emily Wants to Play, by SKH Apps – 80% Discount The Night The Carsons Disappeared, by NostalgicBear VR – 50% Discount Horror Experiences Invisible & The Game in Jaunt VR, b

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Weekend Getaways - save 50%

   Arcade Artist   Step into a fantastical place where you can imagine, create art, and cause chaos. Arcade Artist combines the unique exploration of a creative playground along with casual arcade activities that makes this VR experience perfect for all ages.       Cmoar VR Cinema   Bring the atmosphere of the cinema straight to your home with Cmoar CR Cinema. Relax and enjoy glorious battles, romantic finales or comedic moments from your favorite movies.         Star Chart  

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Weekend Getaways: Save 50% on select apps this weekend

Arcade Artist   Step into a fantastical place where you can imagine, create art, and cause chaos. Arcade Artist combines the unique exploration of a creative playground along with casual arcade activities that makes this VR experience perfect for all ages.   Cmoar VR Cinema   Bring the atmosphere of the cinema straight to your home with Cmoar CR Cinema. Relax and enjoy glorious battles, romantic finales, comedic moments from your favorite movies.   Star Chart   Explore the so

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VIVEPORT Developer Awards: our nominees speak!

 VIVEPORT Developer Awards: Inaugural Nominees Please help us celebrate the individuals and teams behind Pearl from Google Spotlight Stories, The Body VR, Soundstage and AltspaceVR. Give ‘em a round of applause! We can’t hear you… now that’s more like it.       Pearl is our first nominee in the Experience category. It is a touching story of father and daughter; of chasing dreams; of the power of love in the gifts we hand down… and finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.   Learn mor

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VDA Q&A: Pearl

   You’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award - how do you feel?   We are thrilled that Pearl is touching people's hearts in VR and can't be more proud of our creative and technical teams.   Where did the idea for Pearl come from?   It is a story inspired by Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree.   A story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love.   How big was your team and how long did it take to develop Pearl?   25-35 artists and engineers for about

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VDA Q&A: The Body VR

     ​You’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award. How do you feel?   We are absolutely thrilled to have been nominated! It’s cool to be recognized for creativity in such an embryonic field of technology, where there are no norms or restrictions, and everything is new and constantly changing.   ​Where did the idea for The Body VR come from?   We were brainstorming ideas for a VR jam and remembered the episode of The Magic Schoolbus, where Ms. Frizzle took the class on a

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VDA Q&A: SoundStage

 You’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award. How do you feel?   Excited and honored to be included among so many great VR applications! I've been blown away by the creative tools developed for the Vive so far and psyched to experience what comes next.   Where did the idea for Soundstage come from?    If you look at old rock concerts, you’ll see these HUGE synthesizers that the musicians connect together to make electronic sounds. These instruments are literally enveloping

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VDA Q&A: AltspaceVR

     You’ve just been nominated for a Viveport Developer Award. How do you feel?   We are thrilled to be nominated for a Viveport Developer Award, and particularly to be the first nominee in the Connect category! Of all of the possibilities of  VR, we are most excited about its potential as a new communications medium that lets people connect from wherever they are in the world and really feel like they are together.   Where did the idea for AltspaceVR come from?   When we were experim

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Latest Unity Plug-ins for Vive development

We’re just as eager to see your experiences as you are, so we’d like to help. We’ve recently released three Unity plug-ins designed to speed up and enrich the Vive development process. They’re all free and downloadable from the Unity Asset Store:   Vive Input Utility 1.4.7 Download: http://u3d.as/uF7   This plug-in is a sophisticated input wrapper that: Makes it easy to get button and event tracking data from Vive devices Takes advantage of the Unity Event System for laser pointers while

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First VIVEPORT Developer Awards Nominations Announced

 First Viveport Developer Awards Nominations Announced Today, we’re thrilled to announce the first four nominees for the Viveport Developer Awards (VDAs). The nominees are:   Altspace VR, by Altspace VR Pearl, by Google Spotlight Stories Soundstage, by Hard Light Labs The Body VR, by The Body VR   Congratulations to these developers for creating these fantastic titles, and raising the quality bar within VR applications. If you haven’t installed these great titles already on Viveport, c

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