As the popularity of virtual reality (VR) continues to grow more developers are beginning to look at creating content for the emerging technology. Head-mounted displays (HMDs) from Oculus VR and HTC are slowly landing with customers building the install base attracting studios that may have been hesitant previously. Intugame – a Bulgarian startup – has created a software development kit (SDK) called Quark VR, which now has over 400 developers subscribed the company has revealed.
Quark VR allows studios to create VR apps, videogames and other experiences for all VR platforms as they would with other similar products like Unity. The SDK is due to be released soon, being free to use but with a pro version available to purchase adding additional features. There will be two versions, one which is native to windows while a second will come as a Unity plugin.
“We wanted to give developers the opportunity to be an active part of The Year of Virtual Reality without having to devote entire teams to VR, weeks for learning, colossal budgets, and even without the need to choose a single VR headset to develop for2, said Intugame’s Co-Founder Krasimir Nikolov.
“Quark VR’s motto is ‘Develop Once. Run on every VR headset’, adds Georgi Georgiev, Intugame’s other Co-Founder. ‘It is absolutely multi-platform: from Google Cardboard to Oculus Rift.”
Intugame is currently a part of accelerator Boost VC’s Tribe 7 program, and three teams are already using the SDK at Boost VC’s campus.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Quark VR, reporting back with any further announcements.