Resources - Virtual Realms

Referring to "Virtual Realms" in this case includes Augmented Reality as well as VR, and the various mixed reality platforms that are emerging. "Virtual reality is a new technology that allows you to transport your audience into a new world or give them the ability to live experiences they would otherwise be unable to have. As a consumer, virtual reality puts you in the middle of the action, where you can look anywhere, and see everything in 360°. The result is a powerfully immersive experience that stays at the forefront of your audience's mind long after the virtual reality experience is over." - Quoted from S1T2


Articles

Virtual Reality - Time Magazine

http://time.com/tag/virtual-reality/

Time Inc. has an excellent array of articles on all things related to virtual and augmented reality, including new product reviews. It's a great way to stay up to date in this fast-paced, ever-changing world.


Companies

Virtual Reality Ventures

http://www.virtualrealityventures.com.au/

Our customized content allows users to immerse themselves in virtual worlds with anything from 360° videos, 3D environments, 3D models and real-time visual effects.


Hardware

Oculus

https://www.oculus.com/

The recently released Oculus Rift HMD (head mounted display) uses state of the art displays and optics designed specifically for VR. Its high refresh rate and low-persistence display work together with its custom optics system to provide incredible visual fidelity and an immersive, wide field of view. The Rift’s advanced display technology combined with its precise, low-latency constellation tracking system enables the sensation of presence – the feeling as though you’re actually there. See also: Samsung Gear VR


Software

Unity

http://unity3d.com/

Unity is a flexible and powerful development platform for creating multi-platform 3D and 2D games and interactive experiences. It's a complete ecosystem for anyone who aims to build a business on creating high-end content and connecting to their most loyal and enthusiastic players and customers. Unity allows you to build rich 3D games with animated characters, sizzling graphics, immersive physics. Then you can deliver the games to the web or as standalone players. Get involved with the Learning community. Download the Unity web player for Mac OS X 10.7 or newer - for Safari and Firefox browsers.