Backer in October 2014 Internow Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for its free virtual reality (VR) social platform, Riftmax Theater. The developer asked for just $1 USD, with all the money raised going towards improving the experience which supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Riftmax Theater allows users to host different kinds of events such as karaoke, interviews and more. Later this week the platform will even be used to host the first VR press conference.
On Thursday 6th November 2014 from 13:00 EST to 13:10 Riftmax Theater will air a live press conference taking place in the Montreal Improv theatre, promoting an upcoming television comedy show named Bad Records. The show is hoping to be produced for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and stars Paul Spence, creator and star of 2001 mockumentary FUBAR: The Movie along with Canadian comedian and actor Mike Paterson. Both will be appearing at the conference to spread the word about the show.
As for Riftmax Theater, the platform still has 12 days of funding left to go and has currently raised some $6,006. The amount of money raised means the developers can create a range of new content for the title include a real drive-in theatre, a customised avatar creator and more. The team still hopes to raise $10,000 for a theatre designer tool in which players can create their own spaces. VRFocus will continue to follow Riftmax Theater, reporting back with any further updates on it.
UPDATE: The article originally stated that the conference would be held on 5th November. It is actually November 6th. VRFocus apologises for any confusion.