JigSpace Puts Together $4.7 Million in Funding to Expand AR Tutorial Technology

The startup JigSpace, which was among the first apps to support ARKit and LiDAR for iPhone augmented reality apps, has capitalized on its early mover status by innovating within the space.

On Wednesday, JigSpace closed a $4.7 million Series A round of funding, led by Rampersand with Investible, Vulpes, and Roger Allen AM participating as well.

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Snapchat Extends Its AR Lenses to Viber Messaging App

Yo dawg, Snap heard you using Snapchat augmented reality Lenses in your messages, so it’s putting its AR Lenses in other messaging apps.

On Wednesday, Rakuten Viber flipped the switch on an update that brings Snapchat’s popular AR Lenses to many users of its Viber messaging and voice communications app.

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Viber users will now have access to 30 Lenses at launch for augmented video messaging and photos created in the app, but the selection will expand over time, with Rakuten Viber planning to… more

How HitMotion:Reloaded transitioned from an AR to a VR game

Two weeks ago, we of New Technology Walkers have launched HitMotion: Reloaded on SideQuest. This game has had a very

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VR Esports League Continues Push into High Schools with Echo Arena Tournament

VR Esports League Continues Push into High Schools with Echo Arena Tournament

The High School VR League continues to introduce immersive esports to high school students across North America and announces the Echo Arena Zone War tournament with a 6-week mini-season starting July 12 that culminates in a Lightning Final on August 29.

Ready At Dawn’s Echo Arena has been blazing a trail for competitive VR since it was released in July 2017 and featured in the Oculus-sponsored ESL-run VR League at Oculus Connect 4.

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6 Reasons Why Now Is the Time to Jump Into VR Fitness

6 Reasons Why Now Is the Time to Jump Into VR Fitness

Perhaps the most difficult thing about converting new people to join the VR fitness scene comes with convincing them to just make that initial plunge. More so than other forms of exercise, or even other types of gaming, for that matter, virtual reality is a little bit more complicated, especially from the outside looking in.

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‘A Township Tale’ on Quest Now Open for Pre-orders, Includes Early Access & Exclusive Cosmetics

A Township Tale, the MMO-like VR game available on PC VR headsets since 2018, is making its way to Oculus Quest next month. In anticipation of its July 15th launch, developer Alta has opened pre-orders today, which includes a few goodies like getting a chance to play before launch. If you pre-order the game on Oculus Store […]

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‘Samurai Slaughter House’ Promises Stylish & Bloody Physics-based Combat, Coming in 2022

Samurai Slaughter House is a physics-based combat sandbox from indie developer Tab Games, and it’s looking to shake up the genre with some seriously stylish visuals which the studio calls “half inspired by manga and half traditional Japanese ukiyo-e paintings.” It’s still early days for Samurai Slaughter House; the ambitious single-player title is promising a large “metroidvania-style […]

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‘Chess Club’ Brings Online Chess to Oculus Quest July 1st, Trailer Here

Chess has exploded in popularity recently, with the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit bringing much attention to the age-old strategy game. Now Odders Lab, the studio behind VR rhythm game OhShape (2019), is set to release its next title Chess Club for Oculus Quest, which brings an immersive spin to the game. Chess Club is set to be the […]

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‘Halo’ and ‘Alien: Isolation’ VR Modder Joins Microsoft’s 343 Industries

Zack “Nibre” Fannon, the creator behind VR mods for Alien: Isolation and Halo Master Chief Collection (MCC), has been hired by 343 Industries, the studio in charge of the Halo franchise. Fannon announced the change in his Twitter profile recently, which was first noticed over on the ResetEra forums. He now lists himself as an Engineer working on Halo MCC at […]

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Russian Resupply Ship Arriving Thursday, Cargo Dragon Leaves Next Week

A Russian resupply ship is racing toward the International Space Station as another U.S. cargo craft nears the end of its mission. Meanwhile, the Expedition 65 crew focused its research activities today on a variety of physics and biology studies. Russia’s ISS Progress 78 resupply ship is orbiting Earth today following its Tuesday launch from …