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Recap SVVR Con 2015 – Showing InnovoxVR

InnovoxVR

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Was fortunate enough to get in as a Volunteer pass for this year’s SVVR Convention (thanks Brian!! owe ya one) so decided make the best use of this really grand opportunity. I seized the chance to network and reach out to as many people as I could, to let them know that ‘Hey we exist, and we are serious Indie content developers.’
Over the 2 days, I took our very recently completed VR app experience –InnovoxVR– with me in hand, and walked the convention floors, asking for anyone interested to try out our app and share their thoughts. The comments were overwhelmingly positive. Some memorable comments like “Why did it have to end?!” “Wish I could stay in that space forever” “My perfect way to relax and getaway from a hectic day of work” “Just beautiful.” “I saw God.” “What a different VR approach.” “Ecstasy.” One said with teary-eyes “So beautiful and emotional, it really got me.” I got the amazing chance to have people from big companies like Epic games, BMW, Playstation, Samsung, including a Venture company (and more!!) to demo the app and they all too responded really positively! “I’m an Indie developer, bootstrapped and can’t afford to have a exhibit booth, so instead here’s me taking our work to you!” “He’s a hustler..!” “Just ******** do it!”

For Day 2 I decided I just had to capture these moments, so I did bring a camera (I don’t have a phone camera since the VR demo I’m showing uses the phone to play lol)… so here’s some photo proof! Personally, it was unnerving and a big challenge to muster up enough courage to walk up to these guys and personally ask them to take a moment to check out our app, but hey, it was so worth it. 😀 And should there be another chance to scour conventions like that again, there’s definitely a few things I wish and would have done differently and better. So exhausting but if this is what it takes to grow from a Wantrepreneur into an Entrepreneur, then it’s all totally worth it. Of course, this entire experience would not have been possible without the support of some superbly amazing friends I’ve been so fortunate to have, so thank you really Elizabeth Zharoff, Keith Kaisershot, Brian S Huqueriza. And to everyone else that have also shown support, thank you! Pushing onward now! 😀 😀 😉

Updates at Drop Pod Games!

Hello world!

Been awhile since we had anything posted, but that only means we’ve been far too caught up with the projects at hand!

Over the past few months, we’ve tackled 2 entire different game projects, for 2 very different platforms.poster01

In January, we were hand-selected as pioneer content developers among thousands of applicants for a new and upcoming cool piece of gaming technology, known as the Freevi Flightdeck, a world’s -first-glasses-free-3D mobile tablet. If you’re familiar with Nintendo’s 3DS handheld device, think of this one as an iPad version of that device! Our game project –Frwee– was a unique stylized runner game that was driven by music. As with our previous projects, the team was ad-hoc and consisted of just 3 developers. What we accomplished was still a solid keeper!

 

Not very long after that project had concluded, we jumped yet again straight into another game jam, the Samsung Gear VR/Oculus VR Jam 2015. We had a month to execute an idea, which really is very little time, so it was full steam ahead. This time, the team was made up of 3 developers, but with a different programmer jumping aboard! All 3 of us have been working non-stop to get this project out the gate, and we are very proud to be able to now present, InnovoxVR, a breath-taking musical/visual VR experience. Featuring completely original audio work by Elizabeth Zharoff. What started out as an abstract idea, has turned out to be a refined, beautiful, and comfortable VR experience. The VR Jam is now in the judging process, and we need votes! Head on over to our entry submission page to find out all about our InnovoxVR experience, and vote for us! (yellow button) Seeing a video of what this project is can’t even begin to describe the emotions and experience of InnovoxVR, you simply have to try it out for yourselves. So if you’re one of the lucky few around to have access to a Samsung Gear VR headset, be sure to give this app a looksee!

Aside from all that, there’s still a couple more projects on the back-burner that we need to manage, pronto! 😉

We’re looking for Unity3D programmers, as well as full-stack engineers. Do drop us a note at business@droppodgames.com should you have the slightest inkling to contribute to our games!