Dream Reality Interactive has one goal: make VR and AR games awesome. Technically that’s two goals, but when you’re in VR counting isn’t necessary. Recently they put out Arca’s Path, a neat little mash up of VR platforming and Marble Madness. However, they’ve also worked on games like Orbu and Hold the World. I got a chance to talk with their CEO Dave Ranyard about how the studio came to be, his time as CEO of Sony London Studios, and the development process behind each game.TechRaptor: Hello Dave! Dave Ranyard: Hi. TechRaptor: Dream Reality Interactive. You set it up after leaving Sony London Studios. Well… I guess, for starters, why? Dave: Why leave a nice cozy job with a big firm to do some crazy indie stuff in an unstable emerging market? TechRaptor: Yeah! Dave: [Laughter.] Well I guess… I mean I’ve been at Sony for 17 years. I started out as a programmer writing the menus for a football game, soccer game, called This … [Read more...] about Sam Speaks to Dream Reality Interactive About Altering Reality
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The notorious YouTuber Logan Paul is currently streaming his first Fortnite match on Twitch, but it only took a few minutes for his chat to become overrun by trolls. Paul started streaming around 5:10 p.m. ET, and was immediately met with obscene messages in his chat. Drawings made to look like male genitalia spammed the chat within minutes, causing his team to mute Paul’s microphone and take care of the obscene imagery. “There are so many dicks,” one of his producers said on stream. “We got spammed so fast,” another said. Earlier on stream, Paul said he was going to alter the rules around his chat to only allow subscribers to comment. This was to promote a more positive chat space, Paul said. It’s also very likely that Paul wants to build up his subscriber base on Twitch — using his YouTube community — to build revenue off the platform. “Eventually when I’m an affiliate, the chat is going to be sub only because it gets … [Read more...] about Logan Paul’s first Twitch stream starts with obscene imagery in chat, massive trolling
Are you new to game development or you’re working on your first game we’re going to talk about something really interesting today we’re going to go over five things that you need to get started making your first great game coming up. What’s up guys Tim Ruswick from Game Dev Underground gdu.io helping you build finish and launch better games. Today we’re talking about great games. But more specifically the things that you need to build a great game. (Video Transcription) Now I’ve got a list here of five things that I came up with to kind of help out the beginners and and figure out what what they need to actually make a great game because a lot of people they ask me questions like this all the time. I get questions I get emails I get tweets I get all kinds of stuff people asking like Tim what do I need to make a good game? Is this awesome? Should I pick this engine? What do I do? I have an idea how should I make it? And I thought I would go over the … [Read more...] about How To Make Games
Ready Player One is out in cinemas, and promises to immerse viewers in the wild, pop-culture filled world of the Oasis, first dreamed up by author Ernest Cline and now brought to life by Steven Spielberg himself. When Cline was first writing his seminal novel, the virtual reality technology which allows protagonist Wade Watts to enter the Oasis sounded more like fiction than fact but, today, VR headsets can be found in the homes of millions of people, and the hardware's only becoming more ambitious with every passing day. Virtual reality is now very much a part of our reality, even if the likes of PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive can't claim to be nearly as powerful as the amazing gadgetry seen in Ready Player One. Either way, it's the ideal time to look back at the films that have portrayed the technology on the big screen before now, and determine just how accurate they've managed to be in their predictions so far.Lawnmower Man (1992)The movie: Brett Leonard’s … [Read more...] about 11 visions of VR that movies got wrong. Very wrong.
One year ago today, Twitter shut down Vine forever, depriving us of happiness and leaving a class of fresh-faced influencers will millions of fans and nowhere to entertain them. Almost ironically, there were a plethora of possible platforms for Vine’s stars to jump to. Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat were still some of the most popular apps being used by teens that had video capabilities and far reaching audiences. It made sense for Vine’s mega-personalities, like Lele Pons, Jake Paul, Logan Paul, Cameron Dallas and Nash Grier, to continue creating content for apps and platforms their fans were already switching between from when Vine was in its heyday. But there was one aspect of Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat that couldn’t give teen influencers on the rise something they were desperately craving: money — and even more fame. YouTube became the new home for Vine talent; kids who made a name for themselves performing six-second slapstick-style comedy took … [Read more...] about Vine’s closure led to YouTube’s most debated trend