Virtual reality (VR) meetups are finally starting to spread out across the UK. While the south east already has a number of different events being hosted in London and Brighton, the first south west event has finally been revealed. The SouthWest VR Meetup, run by Opposable Games’ Dan Page, takes place on Tuesday 29th July 2014 at Big Chill Bar, 15 Small St, Bristol, Avon, BS1 1DE. A range of guests are lined up for the inaugural event, including one from Oculus Rift VR headset maker Oculus VR. Not only that, but the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2) will also be in attendance.
Developer Relations Manager Callum Underwood will be at the event as will Liviu Berechet Antoni of Altergaze and Dan Da Rocha of Toxic Games. Altergaze will be showing off its wireless smartphone-based VR headset, while Toxic Games will be talking about its first-person puzzle title, Q.U.B.E., which supports the Oculus Rift. The event will featured a number of Oculus Rift headsets, including the soon to be released DK2. There will also be ‘at least one’ Leap motion controller, and Razer Hydra motion controllers.
This first event won’t be heavily focusing on talks from the guests, rather offer a chance for local developers and enthusiasts to find out more about both VR hardware and software currently in development. Attendees will be able to socialise with other enthusiasts and developers and learn more about the current industry.
Those interested can sign up to attend on the meetup page, while any questions can be put forward to Page either through his Twitter account or by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first event is just about full for exhibitors, but Page is already planning the next one, with a date yet to be confirmed. More information about the event itself can be found on its Facebook and Twitter accounts. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all VR events, bringing you the latest on them.