I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Technical Illusions about the future of augmented-reality, applications, tabletop-gaming, virtual pancakes, and their new AR/VR device- the CastAR.
Technical Illusions is an independent start-up created by former Valve personnel Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, to further study augmented reality bridge the digital and real world together with their AR/VR headset, CastAR: The Kickstarter campaign for CastAR has already surpassed the initial funding goal of $400,000, and very recently the first stretch goal of $600,000; the campaign closes on Nov. 14, so those who are interested still have plenty of time to contribute towards various tiers ranging group packages of CastAR headsets, to an RFID Grid and Base set for motion tracking and development.
On Thursday, Oct. 24, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jeri and Rick about the CastAR, features, attachments, and both gaming and real-world capabilities of the headset:
Technical Illusions will be hosting a 48-hr “Game Jam” stream, where they will create a game from an idea contributed and voted on by the Kickstarter contributor-community, which can be found here. For more information about CastAR, head over to the Technical Illusions website; the Kickstarter campaign will be active until the evening of Nov. 11.