I met Brendan Iribe in January 2013, shortly after Oculus won their Kickstarter campaign, to discuss building a special environment for Oculus. They had a good sized office, filled with boxes and parts everywhere. It looked like they just moved in but were too busy working to make it any tidier. There was a station where a couple of guys were fabricating new prototype sets to test, which were largely taped together with black tape. Even though these prototypes were make-shifted together, the headsets still looked really well made, although with a homebrew feel. There was also a table that had a graveyard of old VR headsets and helmets, which was really nostalgic and cool.
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Hi everybody! I wanted to give an update on what’s happening at Fenix Fire and some sneak peaks of what’s to come.
Some super exciting news is Brian was asked by Qualcomm and Unity to make a 30 min speech about the game Gates of Osiris that will be shown as a significant demo within the Unity booth at GDC (Game Developers Conference) March 20th at 2:45pm. How Awesome is that! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Qualcomm, they are an American global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures and markets digital wireless telecommunications products and services according to Wikipedia. The Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is in such devices as the Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 and the Amazon Kindle HDX 7 and many more. So what this means is, Fenix Fire has a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a game to be played on these great tablets as well as other devices AND to be a featured game. WOW! Amazing! We’ll be putting up highlights for the GDC speeches with an update on how the conference went.
I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and were able to spend some quality time with family and friends. I know it’s hard getting back into the swing of things after having so much free time and fun, but what can you do? And here in Chicago this polar vortex is not helping. With the high being -8 degrees, a wind chill of -45 degrees and schools getting canceled allowed us an extended two day vacation…yay. Ok, enough about that. It’s going to be an awesome year…I can FEEL it! Just a friendly reminder, if haven’t already, like us on Facebook Fenix Fire Facebook Page
It’s been a crazy year for us so far, and I can’t believe it’s already half over! We started out this year with this new website as a way to better connect with our fans, and it has actually been doing a pretty good job of that. You have been commenting in the forums and on our blog posts, which is really cool for us to see. Thanks for reaching out. Anyway, I want to give you a run down of what we’ve been up to and where we’re going. Read More
Way back in January of this year OculusVR asked us to help them create a new virtual environment for their amazing new hardware device, the Oculus Rift. After meeting the crew at the Oculus office we thought it would be great to create a bright, colorful, and Read More
Happy New Year everyone! We can’t think of a better way to bring in 2013 then with our own Ouya dev kit, which we’re happy to announce has just arrived, and it looks good.
When we first caught wind of the Kickstarter campaign about a company attempting to make a new kind of game console, we instantly fell out of our chairs from the pure Read More
Hey gang, it’s been a long time – too long – since our last post here but rest assured we have not been slacking off. In fact, we’ve been busier than ever and for the first time in months we finally have a chance to come up for air and fill you all in. Without further Read More