This past weekend I went to the PlaycraftingNYC indie game expo and saw a bunch of aweosme innovative games and tech. The one that stood out to me the most is the HoloPlayer One by Looking Glass Factory. It’s a three-dimensional interface that allows multiple people to interact with holograms with full-color, fully dynamic floating 3D worlds/objects with a touch of their fingers.
The 3D worlds are visible from a range in front of the device, so multiple people can view the world without the use of VR glasses.
The interface detects touch in a three-dimensional way, so you can create 3D objects by just touching the air inside the hologram.
I got to sculpt a 3D object the same way you would with clay, move lighting around a 3D world, and even use a sword to slice up fruit in a 3D version of Fruit Ninja.
The team is based in Greenpoint and said we can come by anytime to check it out or have them come in to give us a demo of it. They have a free Unity3D SDK that developers can use to create experiences for the HoloPlayer One. The device is set to launch at the end of November.
Why it’s Hot:
- Unique three-dimensional interface
- VR without needing googles
- Based in NYC and can come in to demo it for us
They just announced a class through PlaycraftingNYC to teach you how to create hologram experiences: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-the-hologram-with-unity-tickets-39410817817?mc_cid=7b7c55772a&mc_eid=7dee0694e7