VirtuaView

Virtual Lounge and theater for Oculus Rift. Watch movies or live sports with your friend across the world and much more.
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Christer-André Fagerslett
Technology
Meldal, Norway
Norway
1 Team Member

This is a software project for the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that allows you to step into a different reality.

Since late 2012 I have been working on a Virtual Lounge concept, which enables you to interact with your friends in various ways, and get a lot of cool experiences.

The funding goal will allow me to realize all the features I want for VirtuaView
Below I will try to describe what I am working to achieve with the funding.

(EDIT:  I sometimes mistakingly refer to VirtuaView as The Virtual Cinema or cinema. Sorry about the confusion. There are only Two parts:

VirtuaView and Virtual Lounge)

VirtuaView

Movie Theatre

Imagine being able to sign into VirtuaView with your friends to watch a football game or a movie on any size screen you want. Any media. You can look at each other and see where the other is looking and where he/she is pointing. 

As long as you both have access to the same url stream, file or physical media, it will sync up and allow you to watch it and talk about it.

Education

Imagine the possibilities for education, where a teacher can bring their students on a field trip into space or back in time to a historical event.

The students can interact with each other, the teacher, and the world/scene itself. The first concept I have to show is a mini solar system, designed to illustrate the potential for teaching astronomy.

Engineering

Engineers can have virtual meetings where they can upload models that can be interacted with. They can hold it in front of each other and point to very specific parts of it with their virtual hands.

No other teleconferencing can offer this level of interaction.

Meetings/Conferences

Just like all the other examples, my software will allow for a very dynamic interaction between speaker and audience. Augmented with video, live motion and descriptive models.

Virtual Lounge

Depending on how well I do on my fundraising, I will be able to release an increasing amount of features for the Virtual Lounge as well.

If I dont make get the funding I need for this, I will integrate what I already have into VirtuaView even tho it was supposed to be a standalone app.

I have also made a virtual gaming museum (you can see some preview of the a few of the consoles in the video) , gallery, wax museum and arcade. The Virtual Lounge may or may not be a part of VirtuaView depending on how much funding I get. 

As long as I have the platform I have built now, It is nearly limitless how much content can be added.

The concept for the Virtual Lounge is that you can log in there and walk around with your friends. 

Some of the floors will have content that are non commercial. Such as a gallery where upcoming artists can display their art

Virtual GalleryVirtual Gallery

and the video game museum I am making.

Some content will be commercial, but you must actively seek it out and it must be entertaining in itself. I promise its going to be cool!

The Virtual Arcade I have built will feature old school arcade cabinets featuring actual playable games, custom indie games and some will have just video footage from games depending on licencing issues.

I am really looking forward to designing an arcade cabinet for an indie game.

Virtual Arcade conceptVirtual Arcade concept

For anyone interested in buying my services to put their own interactive floor in the Virtual Lounge here is an image of how the building will look (very early concept)

 

Why do I need your help?

So far, I have been driving this project ahead with my own funds and efforts.

I am out of funds, and need your help to make this become a reality.

Whether you like this project do to the entertainment potential, educational, or business potential I hope you can help me by backing and spreading the word.

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$5,523USD
raised by 199 people in 1 month
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This campaign ended on July 22, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Huge Thanks!

    If you decide to back me, I will be eternally grateful. Thank you for believing in my project.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $12USD
    VirtuaView

    When VirtuaView is ready for release, you get one license (including all features)

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $18USD
    Early birds will get worms

    Early access to my Virtual Cinema + the finished product. You will get instant access to the current alpha version, and subsequent updates until the final version is ready.

    101 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $30USD
    I get what now??

    You get early access to VirtuaView. Early access to the Virtual Lounge. The finished product too of course. And then you get a picture of one of my dogs wearing a rift. PS: My dogs are super cool

    40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $30USD
    I get CAT now?!

    By popular demand, I have had to also add the same option with my awesome cat: You get early access to VirtuaView. Early access to the Virtual Lounge. The finished product too of course. And then you get a picture of one of my cat wearing a rift. Well, Im holding it too his face..(he was not amused) He too is super cool.

    13 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $50USD
    Ticket and popcorn

    You will get a real custom designed ticket for a special movie only released to those with a ticket, and real custom designed box for popcorn. Early access to my Virtual Cinema + the finished product. You will get instant access to the current alpha version, and subsequent updates until the final version is ready.

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $100USD
    For your eyes only

    You will get the finished cinema product, ticket and popcorn box, early access to the cinema, and you will be one of the 50 first to visit the Virtual Lounge when its done. You will also be attending a pretty exciting live conference where you get to interact with the speaker together with 70 other audience members. PS: Its a cool speaker!

    8 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $250USD
    Picture Me

    You get early access to the cinema and lounge, the finished product, and a picture of yourself in the backer portion of the gallery. If you don't have anything, I can make a picture for you.

    1 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Statue

    A statue of you will be created in your image and put inside a virtual wax museum along with a lot of other cool people. Everyone visiting the galler in the Virtual Lounge will see it. It will also be present in a special cinema room. If you want photorealism, you need to visit our studio in Norway to be scanned, or provide your own model. Of course, your avatar will also look exactly like you. You may also use the 3dmodel for whatever you want. Includes all previous rewards except the photo.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $1,800USD
    Statue in motion

    You get a statue of yourself in the lounge, but in addition to being created in your image it is animated and has your voice giving people a greeting and a short message as they walk by. You also get a 3D printed miniature of yourself

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Lab Rat

    Visit the "lab" where the photogrammetry scanner is being built, take a look at some secret projects and talk about vr + other upcoming technology. You can also get advice on your potential hardware project from some very talented engineers. Also includes the virtual cinema and early access to the virtual lounge.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $10,000USD
    The floor is yours

    Design plans for an entire floor of the Virtual Lounge or big room in the cinema. Total cost needs to be discussed depending on what you want to achieve and you will be contacted as soon as you make the pledge. You will also have the possibility to get whatever content is made for this standalone for your own use. You would be paying for my creative abilities and development time, as well as the exposure you get to the public.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $15,000USD
    High Roller

    First floor of the Virtual Lounge. Every single person visiting there will see whatever you tell us to make. A team of people will be working on making it a cool experience and you decide what it is. The only rule is, if its advertising we need to be clear on that. However: If its cool advertising, that tells us something about you as a company. Then users will love it. It needs to be a cool experience in itself, and I will make sure that happens.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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