Virtuix just got back to Houston after a 10-day roadshow with the Omni from Seattle to LA. What a trip! Our main takeaway: people love the Omni VR experience.
Virtuix started in Seattle with a visit to Valve Software, where 22 game developers tried out the Omni in five hours time – a demo record. Too bad we weren’t able to accommodate Joe Ludwig; his foot size 15 proved too big for our collection of prototype shoes. We’ll make it up to you, Joe!
On Friday and Saturday, tech gurus Linus Sebastian and Chris Pirillo stopped by to experience the Omni first hand. Be sure to check out their videos and reactions:
Next stop: Silicon Valley. After an 11-hour drive from Portland, we arrived in Los Gatos to meet with Amir Rubin, the CEO of Sixense Entertainment and developer of the Razer Hydra. Sixense has mastered magnetic tracking, and brings an important piece to the VR puzzle. Amir gave us his full support; Sixense will be a good ally in our developing VR ecosystem.
Final stop: Los Angeles. Our Omni Live! Event on Wednesday was an experience to never forget. During the day, the BBC came by to film a feature about the Omni. At night, 52 Omni and VR enthusiasts made the hike to Venice to hear us talk about VR, mingle and socialize, and see the Omni in full action in Half-life 2 and Team Fortress 2. What a great group of people. The raving reactions made us remember that our hard work is worthwhile. The Omni will forever change gaming and VR.
We concluded our trip with a visit to NASA JPL, where we used the Omni to walk on Mars alongside a Mars Rover. Videos to follow soon!
We are now in our final stretch to our Kickstarter launch. Be sure to sign up for our contest to win a free Omni: vr.petroldev.com/contest.
Thank you all for your continuing support!
Jan and the Virtuix team