1. Land’s End, a virtual reality experience, from the creators of Monument Valley
Ustwo games, an award winning mobile games studio, based within ustwo studios ltd in London UK, has announced a release of Land’s End. Ustwo combines their interactive storytelling approach with Samsung GearVR.
Land’s End: http://www.landsendgame.com/
2. Introducing Oculus Medium
Oculus has released a video introducing Oculus Medium on YouTube. Oculus Medium allows creators to model and sculpture things virtually using newly developed Oculus Touch. This will open up a door to greater creativity.
Oculus Connect 2: Consumer Gear VR, Minecraft, and more! https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/oculus-connect-2-consumer-gear-vr-minecraft-and-more/
3. Animal Logic opens its Studio in Vancouver, Canada
Animal Logic Showreel March 2014
Animal Logic, an Australian visual effects and animation studio, has officially opened in Canada, with the first of the team moving into their new 45,000 sq ft studio in Yaletown, Vancouver. According to the studio, the first major project will be The LEGO Movie Sequel followed by two other future Logo films.
News from Animal Logic: http://www.animallogic.com/Animal-Logic-officially-opens-in-Vancouver
Animal Logic offical Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/animallogic
4. Disney invests in Jaunt as a part of $ 65 million series C round of funding
Jaunt, the company pioneering cinematic virtual reality (VR) in the USA, announced a $65 million series C round of funding led by The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners and China Media Capital (CMC). Jaunt is the developer of the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR. The new investors will expand Jaunt’s global reach to help make VR the next mainstream content medium.
Jaunt raises additional $65 million to make VR a reality for audiences worldwide: http://www.jauntvr.com/65m-funding-announcement
5. STEVE N’ STEVEN Inc. in Tokyo participates in Hayao Miyazaki’s new short
STEVE N’ STEVEN Inc., a production company for images and videos, has announced that they will take part in Hayao Miyazaki’s first 3D CG short film for the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo Japan.
News from STEVE N’ STEVEN Inc.: http://www.stst.co.jp/?p=791