PreviewLabs has always shown interest in virtual reality headsets, so when we got the chance to use the Oculus Rift in a research project to make child rehabilitation less demanding, we didn’t have to think twice to jump on board.
Researchers of Yale University have recently published their results of a study about anxiety and we’re very happy to announce they reached a potentially groundbreaking conclusion using a motion controlled game prototype developed by PreviewLabs.
Since we developed the prototype for Crab Cakes Rescue, we know there’s no better way to start the new year than play a whacky puzzle game starring suicidal crabs. Steam has the game on sale, so grab it while it’s hot!
Prototype developers rarely find themselves in the spotlight, so it’s great to see a prototype we’ve worked on take on promising form. The card strategy game Incarnate is looking better than ever, so there’s really no reason at all to not help fund it on Kickstarter.
Make no mistake about it: surgery isn’t as straightforward as those television series make it out to be. To support the training of aspiring surgeons who operate using robotic equipment, we were asked to develop a prototype to accurately simulate surgery. Here’s how we dealt with this unique challenge.
Videogames are an excellent way to expand on existing universes of movies or books. When a Belgian writer asked us to come up with a fun and accessible game concept to complement the fiction of his thriller book series, we heartily accepted the challenge.
Where in the world is the update of the Unity Graphical User Interface that was promised back in 2011? That’s the question we’re trying to answer in this post by reconstructing the statements Unity has made on the subject.
Congratulations to ourselves! PreviewLabs is turning four and since we’re all out of cake and sparkling wine, we’re celebrating with a list of the most popular blog posts and an overview of the geographic distribution of our clients from the past four years.
Due to its limited 2D possibilities, Unity3D isn’t the most intuitive, yet a very fast, way to create 2D game prototypes. Unity seems to be aware of this though, as the company keeps adding features to cater to the needs of 2D development. We take a quick look at some of the latest improvements.
Character creation isn’t always the most thrilling part of a videogame. For the strategic card game Incarnate we wanted to put a unique spin on it by adding a dynamic soundtrack that adapts on the fly when you select different components to assemble your character.
The games industry is doing fine and we’ve got the numbers to prove it! By whipping up a couple of statistical graphs we come to an interesting conclusion that may or may not be already spoiled in the title of the post. Hint: don’t stash away those smartphones and tablets yet.
Although we’re very confident about our work, it’s always exciting to see a prototype shown off for the first time in public. Even more so when the stage for the presentation is none other than the renowned Game Developers Conference in San Francisco!
Unity3D is great to work with. However, it isn’t flawless so we’ve added some modifications to accelerate data saving. Three years in, we take our own system to the test to check whether we still have an edge over the improvements Unity has made to its engine over the years.
Oculus Rift has a lot going for it, but currently screen resolution isn’t one of those things. Incited by the remark of a client, we set out on a mathematical journey to find out whether Oculus theoretically could develop a 4K resolution headset considering present technological boundaries.
So many conferences, so little time! Casual Connect has always been a PreviewLabs favorite and so, seven years after we first attended the event, we return to Amsterdam to attend some lectures, demo some prototypes and network (read: have a beer while talk about games). Join us!