Production & New VR Games & MRTV Review
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@Cyberbuddie in Vienna (pleasant surprise)
It was great to have our Kickstarter backer visiting us in the studio for testing Cybershoes. We played Skyrim, Arizona, Doom, and Talos Principle. Long play session and great conversation afterward about the future of virtual reality, racing simulators, robotics & AI, and VR guns. Our Cyberbuddies are always more than welcome...
Update: one more backer is coming on this Friday. Will post a photo or video afterward
We are continuously improving our Cybershoes Steam Menu and making it possible to play any VR game on the Steam.
Now you can jump in every game by lifting your both hands at the same time* (as in DOOM VFR). We've developed the software logic, but last IMU was not accurate/fast enough. Michael is testing the new one (for $10 more expensive), it looks promising for now, but we'll know more next week.
* Hands - Jumping feature is enabled when you install our Cybershoes driver and enable it in our Cy's menu
All looks good and according to our timeline. We ordered ankle straps from Taiwan and magnets from China.
After CES we noticed a bent strap tower on a left shoe:
Solution: solved with extra ribs. Photos in next update.
@How do we make Cybershoes!?
ENGINEERED IN AUSTRIA - PRODUCED IN ESTONIA
We are partnering with these companies for PCB, mold design, manufacturing and assembly line:
@PROTOSKOOP, PCB Design, Estonia
We are working with Protoskoop since May 2018 on designing a final PCB. Protoskoop is a team of experienced engineers who help us make Cybershoes as a ready-to-use product. Also, their CEO Martti were with us during a CES at our booth.
@TENTWELVE, Mechanical prototyping and mold design, Estonia
Also, a very experienced and trustworthy team of engineers, partnering with us since October 2018. They helped us with drawings for mold and preparing an assembly line. They were with us during Websummit and CES.
Drawings are released today to the mold maker!
@TRADEX AS, Assembly Line & quality control, Estonia
An advantage of Tradex AS to other companies is -> they have the know-how for testing the electronics before assembling all together.
@Review by MRTV
Famous Youtuber - Sebastian from MRTV immersed himself in Skyrim VR with Valve Knuckles, Pimax 5K and Cybershoes. Nice setup you lucky guy :)
As he stated in the video, this is probably the most immersive way to play Skyrim in 2019.
After the play session, he did some product review and explained in details what you paid for!
As you probably know in Japan are very popular VTubers. They are actually using VR technologies for making anime youtube videos. Check how it looks when one VTuber is presenting Cybershoes.
@New VR Game
We've tested a lot of new VR games with Cybershoes and Windows Mixed Reality:
1. Talos Principle
Puzzle 5/5: ☆☆☆☆ ☆
Michael is played the Talos Principle a first-person puzzle VR game. The Talos Principle earned more than 15,000 overwhelmingly positive reviews on the Steam. Michael is also showing how to set up the player height in Cybershoes/Steam Menu with Z-Scaling.
Z-Scaling is a feature that allows picking up the object from the ground from your seated position.
Game graphics 5/5: ☆☆☆☆☆
Michael is playing today the Apex Construct - a single player action/adventure game made exclusively for VR. Michael is also showing the difference between:
1. Directional - walk in direction of Cybershoes and
2. Non-directional - walk in the direction where you look.