Virtual reality (VR) meetups are becoming more prevalent every week, thanks largely to the ongoing success of the likes of Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) which spawned it’s own 2-day conference back in May of this year. Today saw this announcement of Belgium’s own VR meetup, simply titled ‘Belgium VR Meetup’, along with it’s headline acts: Jaunt VR, Pixel Rift and Darkfield.
Jaunt VR is a cinematography company specialising in VR films. Their success lead them to receive $27.8 million USD in funding earlier this year following their work on big name events including the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere red carpet event. Darkfield is a space combat title from Darkfield VR, who successfully passed their Kickstarter campaign last month and benefit from a keen following in the VR community.
The leading light in the event will be Pixel Rift, the highly-anticipated VR experience developed by National Film & Television School (NFTS) student Ana Ribeiro. Along with offering hands-on demonstrations of Pixel Rift, Ribeiro will present a keynote speech titled “My story and why I am excited about VR”. VRFocus recently went hands-on with a new edition of the videogame, which you can read about in our Pixel Rift: Halloween Special preview.
Other highlights of the Belgium VR Meetup include a live chat with Virtuix Omni CEO, Jan Goetgeluk, and in an unusual turn a representative from Microsoft will be in attendance to offer a corporate view of VR. You can find out more details about the first Belgium VR Meetup here, and VRFocus will keep you updated with any further additions to the line-up.