Thursday, May 23, 2013

My Latest Obsession

I ordered an Oculus Rift today. I have long been interested in experimenting with new input/output methods. I've programmed control systems using Wii Remotes / Balance Board and the Microsoft Kinect.

But specifically I was interested in the concept of Head Mounted Display (HMD). Unfortunately most of the consumer products available are severely lacking.

Head motion tracking and stereoscopic rendering were not the big sell for me, but as it is, the Rift seems to be doing it all better and cheaper than anyone else.

I ordered the kit today for $300 but do not expect it to arrive until sometime this fall. Keeping up with the rate of production and experiences other users are having with their kits as they arrive should prove stimulating in the meantime.

I also ordered a Razer Hydra, which will arrive much sooner. It is a 'virtual wand' style input, like a Wii Remote but much more accurate and suited for PC games (people use it to play Half-Life 2 and such). So I will have a few months to build input systems with the Hydra before the Rift shows up. Then I'll be able to do stuff like the video below.

What an awesome time to be making video games!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Someone Loves You

I found this stenciled onto the Red Bank / Middletown bridge the other day. Seems like an appropriate message to post on Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

We're Hiring

We have open positions for game developers who want to come and work at N-Fusion Interactive. We have two ads posted on Gamasutra right now. Please have a look:
There's a lot of great things about working at a small-ish development studio right outside New York City and close to the shore. Check out our website and learn more about N-Fusion Interactive.

GameMaker Wii

This is an old video I made using Wii Remotes with GameMaker:

I'm just testing to see if this video will appear when I view the site on iPad.



Just testing out the functionality here. Not sure how this will look.