Within Southwest’s amazing tech cluster, we have a top-tier VR and gaming community, so we’ve put together a list of some exciting organizations to visit!
From expertise in Augmented Reality (AR) to virtual reality (VR) in health tech to enhance entertainment and immersive experiences for gaming storytellers, Southwest is home to a truly unique and diverse selection of Createtech outfits.
auroch digital is a world-leading independent development studio and gaming consultant. They design, develop, and consult on games across multiple platforms, from HTML5 to mobile and desktop, from large projects to small rapid-prototyping.
on the basis of Bristol Games Hub, which he co-founded, his team is “Gamers at Heart”, which gives him a fundamental edge to his work. his latest release is mars horizon, an adventure game created with the support of european space agency And this UK Space Agency. You can lead a major space agency as you lead humanity to Mars in this strategy simulation game. Build a base, design and build rockets, operate missions across the solar system, and write your own history of space exploration. If it’s heard in your street, you can Buy the game here!
Auroch Digital also has an award-winning team, with Debbie Rollings winning the ‘Brand You’ award for building the Bristol Games Hub and is listed in. MCV’s Top 100 Women in Sports. Tomas Rollings has also won several awards for his design of Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land and is an accomplished keynote speaker. And of course, Auroch Digital was nominated for “Best Place to Work in Tech” Sparky’s Awards 2017.
full control is a double BAFTA winning children’s interactive production company based in Bath, specializing in creating original online content to entertain children. They are a creative development studio producing HTML5 games, native apps for the cutest kids brands.
Full Control Being in business for over 20 years they are experts in what they do. They engage children at every stage of development and production, taking their feedback and adjusting the story, characters and sound accordingly – which is probably one of the fundamental reasons behind their success. “They are our most important consumers, so we keep them at the forefront of everything we do,” explains Full Control.
deep reality A Bristol-based virtual reality (VR) startup is developing technology to change the way viewers watch live entertainment and sports. They have developed a system for streaming hologram-style 3D “volumetric video” of live events alongside a normal television broadcast, which has the potential to bring entertainment and sports to life on a tabletop to complement the on-screen action. .
For 3D application developers such as game studios, achieving realistic animated content in 3D visualization is extremely difficult and expensive. This can be done easily for stationary objects using photo scanning and for still scenes using photogrammetry, but moving scenes cannot be easily captured without going to the studio.
The team recently celebrated an £800k seed round to raise investment Condense Reality has expanded its R&D capabilities and commercialized its technology over the past year. they are also working together bt In DCMS funded project that includes University of Bristol, grid factory and salsa sound on the broadcaster 5G Edge XR trials to demonstrate the potential of 5G to deliver a more immersive live sport viewing experience through augmented and virtual reality.
Bristol Based kadimo is an in-depth tech startup developing AI technology to make it simpler, faster and cheaper to create high quality 3D assets for gaming, movies and other productions. Kaedim’s AI technology enables 3D artists to create 3D assets in seconds, achieving over 100x speedups compared to existing methods
The team is developing its product and running tests with pilot customers throughout 2021, only 6 months after it was awarded the top prize after successfully raising its substantial pre-seed round. University of Bristolof new enterprise competition.
Co-Founder and CEO, Constantina Psoma, on the rise, says: “It’s important to show that success doesn’t come easily (most of the time). From my own experience, women are (deeply) underrepresented in the tech industry as founders, but also as investors. During the 6 month fundraising process of continuous meetings with new angels and VCs I met only one female investor for both the gaming and deep tech industries.
“I want to see more young women moving forward, following their dreams, seeing and claiming opportunities. And I want to help them do that.”
The company has an impressive repertoire of cleaners, which includes rebellion, creator of Sniper Elite, aardman animation, creator of Wallace & Gromit, double BAFTA winner full control, Oakfield DC, and Super DNA 3D Lab.
native creations is a leading, independent gaming studio dedicated to creating intelligent, sophisticated and high quality strategy games. Based in Bristol, UK, Ndemic achieved immense success with its first game, Plague Inc. – a global hit with over 160 million players that ranks among the top five most successful paid mobile games of all time. The latest game from Ndemic is Rebel Inc. It is a political/military simulation inspired by events in Afghanistan.
Plague Inc. is a unique blend of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation with over 700 million games played. The game’s premise may sound familiar, but from the other side of the fence: “Your pathogen has infected ‘Patient Zero’ – you must now put an end to human history by developing a deadly, global plague, while its Will have to adapt against everything humanity can do to protect itself.
“Plague Inc. evolves the strategy genre and pushes mobile gaming (and you) to new levels. It’s You Versus the World – Only the Strongest Can Survive!”
The team has a number of impressive achievements, namely winning the UK’s most prestigious business award in 2018. Being recognized in the top 100 Sunday Times lists Fast Growing Tech Companies in the UK (2016) and Fastest Growing Exporting Companies in the UK (2017).
opposing game Create games that connect across platforms and devices in an inventive and compelling way. Their focus is on seizing the potential of second screens and other emerging technologies, designing new gameplay experiences through our OneTouchConnect connectivity software.
also known as Anti VR and based in Bristol VR Lab (BVRL), the team has worked with the likes of channel 4, CITV, cartoon Network And this University of Bristol To make an award winning game. The Opposable has won two Sparky’s Awards, nominated for and won the Children’s BAFTA for Adventure Time Game. IC Tomorrow Digital Innovation Competition prizes for the use of a second screen in a game, to name just a few.
Recently, the team has developed BVRL 2.0 – a virtual reality world that simulates Bristol to host events while COVID restrictions are still in place.
Opposable VR is dedicated to helping companies leverage the benefits of virtual reality for the entertainment industry, business solutions and events today and into the future – they encourage you to keep in touch!
Virti’s mission is to make experiential learning affordable and accessible to everyone on the planet to improve human performance. They are debuting in healthcare because medical error is one of the leading causes of avoidable death in health care systems.
Verti lead engineer Lucas Roper told us, “We are using virtual and augmented reality to tackle this big problem in conjunction with artificial intelligence to move users into realistic, hard-to-reach environments and enhance performance. Evaluating them for improvement.
“We have a huge amount of traction in a short space of time to sell NHS and is also expanding to the United States within 18 months of business. We are the only education and training company to be selected in the NHS’s National Innovation Program and have won the VR Healthcare Award, the Mayor of London’s MedTech Award and more recently several high profile awards. spark Best Startup Award.”
You can read more about Virtue’s journey in his startup for 10 here. Since this feature, Virti has also been named the TIME Best Invention of 2020!