Today Remoria starts a Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign staring its VR controller called Lignum
Update 21-11-2016: This Kickstarter campaign has been cancelled until more content is available
Among the lucky ones that got a LignumVR controller developer kit to test, I will give you a sneakpreview about what this VR controller is going to add to your iOS Virtual Reality immersion.
Lightweight, a awesom design and most important of all... it works!
Final product will look like this:
This controller has 3 buttons, a analog joystick and a 3-axis motion system. It comes with a mini-USB cable to charge the device and it has an on/off button.
Charge it with a mini-USB cable, switch it on, switch on Blue-tooth on your iPhone, start the Remoria App and your ready to go.
No pairing is necessary, this happens automatically when starting the App.
Dev-kit 1 photos:
At the moment there is one App with 3 test games available:
- a Flying game
- a Shooting game
- a Moon experience
The flying game is by far the most finished on and clearly shows the capabilities of this VR controller.
The joystick works fine and the motion control has pretty low latency for a wireless BT device.
Having written several articles about the lack of VR controller for iOS, I welcome the Lignum controller and hope developers will support it.
RevolVR and Vico VR will be compatible with iOS aswel but apart from still being in development they are not direct competitors because they both have a very different approach to control your VR content.
A very good choice Remoria made is that Apps and Games supporting this controller will still use the widely used Google Cardboard SDK. This means that developers wont need to use other VR SDKs in order to be compatible with the Lignum controller. Sure, they need to add the Remoria SDK but this is much easier than having to rebuild a game with another (not widely supported) VR SDK.
Lignum will also be compatible with desktop applications on Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
Interview with Marco de Falco - Remoria
Marco de Falco, one of the 3 persons behind Remoria, has agreed to give a short interview and he will tell us what to expect:
Website: Remoria Kickstater Campaign