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Viveport Subscription doubles in size

Want more? You got it. Today we've added over 75 new titles to Viveport Subscription, bringing our total number of apps to over 150. Let's see what's new!     You probably already know Viveport Subscription includes some of the best VR apps around including theBlu, Everest VR, Fantastic Contraption, MakeVR and Tilt Brush - as well as our Vive Studios titles. Today's content expansion adds a host of incredible titles that will take you to new worlds, including some apps never before seen out

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Take a time out with Nature Treks VR

With a number of relaxation or ‘virtual tourist’ style apps in VR, what can you do to be unique? Nature Treks VR might have the answer. We talked to developer John Carline about it.     Hello John! Please introduce yourself.   I’m John Carline, developer of Nature Treks VR (on Twitter @NatureTreksVR) and I do, well, pretty much everything on the project. I’ve been in the games industry for over 15 years, during that time I’ve held senior art positions for several large studios, namely lea

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Great Vive Apps for Music Lovers

This editorial is written by Felicia Miranda, a freelance technology journalist. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaVagabond. We hope this editorial helps you find the best VR content available!     Whether it’s movies, video games, or a live event, music can make or break an experience. This is especially true you when you pair it with something as immersive as virtual reality. That said, these are some of the best music apps for the HTC Vive. Download and enjoy! Soundboxing Developer: Maxin

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Celebrating with fireworks in Pyro VR

While the 4th of July is still a way off, there’s no reason why you can’t start celebrating early with some fireworks – virtual ones, of course. We chatted with Virtuallight VR‘s Johan Sundkvist, game designer and developer of Pyro VR, about all the pretty fireworks in his sky.     Hello Johan! Tell us what Pyro VR is, in a nutshell.   If you love fireworks and crackers, or just want to blow sh*t up, this is the game for you. Imagine having your very own warehouse of fireworks and pyrotec

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VR for Impact: inside Tree

Can you tell us who you are, and your roles on Tree?   Milica Zec, director: I come from a traditional filmmaking background, having begun my career as a film screenwriter and editor. Before pivoting into VR, I worked as a filmmaker with the performance artist Marina Abramovic for nine years, including on her seminal MOMA show “The Artist is Present.”   About a year and a half ago, I made my directorial debut in the VR medium with my first piece, Giant. The piece premiered at Sundance before

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Gravity sucks in Homebound

In VR, no-one can hear you scream. Actually, everyone around you probably can. Bear that in mind when experiencing Homebound, an intense VR app that takes you from orbit to ground-level… probably a little faster than you might be comfortable with. Our wannabe astronaut is Wiktor Öhman, who led us through re-entry.     Hello Wiktor! What’s your day job, and what did you do on Homebound?   My name is Wiktor Öhman and I’m a 3D artist, currently working as an Art Lead at Quixel. On Homebound

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Get creative on the (mini) golf course

Normal, everyday mini golf courses are so… dull. Why not play in the clouds? With Cloudlands: VR Minigolf you can do just that (and don’t have to worry about the rain, either). With the latest update debuting on Viveport, we talked to Justin Liebregts, co-founder of Futuretown, about the latest developments.     Hello! Let’s start with the origins of your development studio, Futuretown and Cloudlands: VR Minigolf.   Myself and a colleague from college founded Futuretown several years bac

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Sculpting virtually in Kodon

Between apps like MakeVR and Tilt Brush, 3D creation is advancing rapidly in VR. One of the pioneers in the field is Kodon, a room-scale virtual sculpting app that lets anyone shape their own creation… no messy potter’s wheel or sculpting clay required. With their latest update now live, we talked with Gustav Tresselt, lead developer at TenkLabs about what’s new.     How long have you been working on Kodon? What initially inspired you?   We’ve been working on Kodon for about a year now! Th

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Experience History with These Vive Apps

This editorial is written by Felicia Miranda, a freelance technology journalist. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaVagabond. We hope this editorial helps you find the best VR content available!   Key moments in history, big and small alike, helped shape the world as we know it today. Previously, we flipped through textbooks and viewed documentaries, but thanks to virtual reality, we can now unravel history in a whole new way. Whether it’s making scientific discoveries about the universe or study

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5 of the best story-driven apps for Vive

This editorial is written by Felicia Miranda, a freelance technology journalist. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaVagabond. We hope this editorial helps you find the best VR content available!     A good story can make you feel something magical. Achieving this through movies and books is quite challenging, but is even tougher to pull off in VR. A developer needs a good story, of course, but he or she must also consider audio, visuals, and overall presentation.   With those considerations in

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This editorial is written by Felicia Miranda, a freelance technology journalist. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaVagabond. We hope this editorial helps you find the tougher to pull off in VR. A developer needs a good story, of course, but he or she must also consider audio, visuals, and overall presentation.     With those considerations in mind, here are some of the best story-driven apps you can experience on Vive, all of which create a magical experience in VR. Special Delivery Developer

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With those considerations in mind, here are some of the best story-driven apps you can experience on Vive, all of which create a magical experience in VR. Special Delivery

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5 of the best story-driven apps for Vive

This editorial is written by Felicia Miranda, a freelance technology journalist. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaVagabond. We hope this editorial helps you find the best VR content available!   A good story can make you feel something magical. Achieving this through movies and books is quite challenging, but is even tougher to pull off in VR. A developer needs a good story, of course, but he or she must also consider audio, visuals, and overall presentation. With those considerations in mind,

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Tilt Brush by Google - now on Viveport

Many people first experience virtual reality while standing (or sitting) inside a projected sphere, as they take in a 360-degree video. While this can be immersive and exciting, the moment you move into a fully room-scale, 3D space… everything changes.   It’s the same for the creation of digital art. While Photoshop and similar programs have perfected the process of creating art digitally, the next dimension may literally be that. Tilt Brush, by Google, takes you into the third dimension of di

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Finding your Zen: apps to help you relax in VR

This editorial is written by Felicia Miranda, a freelance technology journalist. Follow her on Twitter @FeliciaVagabond. We hope this editorial helps you find the best VR content available!   There’s more to virtual reality than exploring distant worlds and trying out new experiences. Psychologists from all over the world have recommended VR as an effective form of treatment for stress and all kinds of mental illness. From coping with the overwhelming pressure to finding healthy ways to tack

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Celebrating Earth Day: VR for Impact initial projects announced

Earlier this year we announced VR for Impact, a global initiative and commitment by Vive to drive virtual reality content and technologies, all in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.     We received over 1,400 applications from creators, enthusiasts and advocates around the world all focused on this goal. After an extensive vetting process, today we’re announcing the first three projects that will be part of VR for Impact – with more to come in 2017.   Earth Day,

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One Year in VR: Developer Perspective

As we celebrate one year of the HTC VIVE, VR developers sent us their perspectives on where VR started and where it's going.   Thanks to Google, Owlchemy Labs, Survios, Big Box VR, Against Gravity, Cloudgate Studio, Cloudhead Games, Radial Games and IBM for sharing their views!  

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Go anywhere with Viveport Subscription

To mark Vive’s one-year anniversary, HTC has today launched the first-ever VR subscription service. With over 50 titles to choose from, subscribers will be able to experience five different Viveport apps a month from a constantly expanding collection. Launch day titles include favorites such as TheBlu, Everest VR, Mars Odyssey, Apollo 11 VR, Fantastic Contraption and many more.     Also in celebration of ‘Vive Day’, HTC is rewarding fans by giving away action sports title Arcade Saga. This

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Arcade Saga goes multiplayer!

In celebration of the Vive's one-year anniversary we're giving away Arcade Saga to everyone for one day only, as well as adding it to our Viveport Subscription lineup. What better time to tell you all about the new multiplayer modes for all three games?     Now you and a friend can face each other in the neon-infused, retro-inspired world of Arcade Saga. Back in January, early multiplayer modes for Smash, Arcade Saga's corridor-based game, were rolled out. In that early version, players co

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Poetry in your face! Making Eye Contact

Inception are at the forefront of creating 360 video and VR content, and recently arrived on Vive (and Viveport). With their new series launched, we talked to Benny Arbel, CEO of Inception.   Can you explain what Inception does as a company, and as a VR app?   Benny Arbel, CEO, Inception: Inception is a VR and 360 content destination. We launched in October 2016 and we’re now live on seven platforms, most recently and excitingly on Vive.   We’re working to solve the problem of how technolo

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Taking a cosmic trip with We Are Stars

We Are Stars - now available on Viveport - is an immersive, 360-degree science documentary that takes you to the very beginning of time and back again. We spoke with NSC Creative, the award-winning UK developers of We Are Stars, to find out more about this time-traveling cosmic trip!   First of all, please introduce yourself.   I'm Paul Mowbray, the Director of NSC Creative and the Producer on the We Are Stars project. I conceived the idea of doing it as a cross-platform immersive film, over

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Golden Gate - a city recreated in miniature, in VR

Now available on Viveport, Golden Gate from dSky allows you to explore a recreated San Francisco in miniature, swoop around famous landmarks and get up close and personal with highly detailed buildings.   Golden Gate is Viveport’s latest Weekend Deal! Get 50% off now through Sunday 3/12 at 11:30pm PT   Tell us who you are, and what your role is at dSky?   Hello Vive community! My name is Jared Bowns and I am the Director of Community Engagement for dSky. We’re an indie shop focused on crea

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The Viveport Developer Award winners are....

We're very pleased to announce the winners of our first ever Viveport Developer Awards. Chosen from a range of extraordinary VR applications, these winners represent the 'best of the best' in VR today.   As a reminder, our prizes were awarded in four different categories, along with our previously decided Community Choice Award. The prizes, per category, were as follows:   Category Prizes   1st place: $50,000 + an HTC Vive 2nd place: $30,000 + an HTC Vive 3rd place: $15,000 + an HTC Vive R

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