At the request of a client, we were challenged to create a prototype to make the work of business managers more engaging. As it turns out, the key to solving this particular problem lies in the grand strategy game genre…
As much as we love building prototypes for game developers, there’s something special about helping out passionate professionals that have no ties to the games industry at all. Read on for a detailled breakdown on how we helped come alive one man’s vision to aid children build test confidence.
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.
Game developers aren’t the only group of people in need of prototypes, we lend our services to academic researchers as well. Behind the jump we’re elaborating on three wildly fascinating science projects we’ve been working on in the past two years.
As there aren’t a lot of prototyping companies around, we often get invited to speak at conferences and events. Next to spreading the word about the importance of rapid game prototyping, we also try to stress that not all prototypes have to be fun and games.
Since we don’t make our own commercial products, we never get covered by the specialist games press. So we were very delighted when De Tijd, the biggest financial newspaper in Belgium, interviewed us for a lengthy story about our games lab.