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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 mo

Mike

Mike

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

Mike

Mike

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

Mike

Mike

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

Mike

Mike

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

Mike

Mike

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

Mike

Mike

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 more about Pearl from the team at Google Spotlight S

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Your journey begins at VIVEPORT™

   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

Mike

Mike

Welcome to Vive community!

Hello everyone!   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

Mike

Mike

Community changes incoming! Please read!

Hello all,   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

Mike

Mike

VIVEPORT Frequently Asked Questions

Overview of Viveport FAQs. Please use the search function to get a response for a specific question you might have.   General Questions   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

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Mike

VIVEPORT FAQs

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 Po

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Ylva

VIVE Accessory Design Contest

   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

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CreativeLabs_pre

Announcing the VIVEPORT Developer Awards

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

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Viveport_Team

Announcing the VIVEPORT Developer Awards

 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

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Viveport_Team

Introducing Viveport

 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

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Viveport_Team

A new Home Space to immerse yourself in

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

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Viveport_Team

This Is Real - Phosphor Games: Brookhaven Experiment

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/.

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Vive Business Edition Now Available

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

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