Pixel Rift, Jaunt VR & Darkfield to Headline First Belgium VR Meetup
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.