There's just 50 hours left in the kickstarter campaign for the Oculus Rift, which is a pretty snazzy name for a new virtual reality headset aimed for video games. Their campaign to get $250,000 of crowd sourced funding to get development kits of the Rift built and sent to interested developers has been a phenomenal success with over $2 million dollars pledged by backers, proving that there's definitely a huge interest in bringing back a new age for VR headsets.
One local developer that's still a fan of VR headsets and would be more than suited to making games in that space (see their augmented reality game, Spirit Hunters) is Sydney based Nnooo! They've made it in the final 5 from an initial list 100 developers in the running for a free development kit from the Oculus Rift developers. The two highest voted developers will get their hands on the development kit to make some truly immersive VR games with the Rift. From Nnooo's Facebook page stream...
How cool is this?
The Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality headset for video games which is about to be backed on Kickstarter. Over $2m has been pledged of a $250K goal, so it's way overfunded already.
They're running a competition for 2 game studios to get early access to development kits and we are one of the 5 finalists! That's from over 100 entries!
This is a public vote so if you'd like to see us make some cool virtual reality games, please vote for us.
Voting is really quick and easy to do, and you can complete it within a few seconds. If you want to support Nnooo! in getting their hands on a Rift development kit, vote for them now!! Voting ends once the Oculus Rift kickstarter campaign ends which is in roughly 50 hours, so vote here now!!!