Indie Mutt originally started posting stuff on youtube back in 2012 with the intention of being a sketch comedy channel, because why not? Everyone else was doing it. And like everyone on the internet we thought we could do it better... -insert smug snort of laughter here-
Over the years we've tried out various formats for a few shows attempting to find "our thing" in the midst of running a small production company on the side. Everything we tried was fun, but required extensive production and a budget we didn't have.
Needless to say we got burnt out and video production just wasn't as fun as it used to be. With 10+ years of making videos for other people we stood by the fact that we wanted to tell stories, but we wanted to find "the next thing" that would make storytelling much more exciting.
And... well... Virtual Reality answered that call.
We're currently in the process of learning all we can about the industry by scouring news sources to stay on top of the rapidly growing market, as well as learning UE4, Unity, and a smorgasbord of 3D Design softwares in order to start our adventure into Indie Game Development and Interactive Storytelling.
So here we are, Indie Mutt is being refocused into Indie Mutt VR (IMVR) and we look forward to this most bodacious adventure! While we learn all these new things we're turning our video production skills into a hobby in order to share the information with everyone else who cares to learn with us!
A collection of awesome VR tech we've stumbled upon the last few months of R&D!
Note: These are external links to sources.
TPCAST is a handy little device that can/will remove that ball and chain feeling from your PC to your HTC VIVE Headset. Allowing for the 1st wireless room-scale experience out there! TPCast goes on sale in 2017 for $250 a pop. Read More -- >
Foveated Rendering is the future of realistic graphics! By tracking your eyes during game play the technique can generate higher quality renders and use your graphics card more efficiently! Read More -->
7invensun brings an eye tracking peripheral to the HTC Vive. The product is an attachment that will track user's eye movement to help with foveated rendering, immersion, and even hands free interactions. Dev kits are priced at $220. Read More -- >
Valve is offering royalty free licensing for their Lighthouse STEAM VR Tracking Technology. For a fee of $3000 a company trained participant you could create your very own VIVE compatible peripherals! Read More -- >
Nvidia has released some awesome open sources tools to better render human faces! Soon we'll be saying hello to realistic looking NPCS!!! Read More-->
Oh yeah, IMAX is getting into the VR market. Partnered with Starbreeze's StarVR they're creating out of home experiences. Hollywoods pretty excited about it. Read More -->