Jahshaka Blog

I raced Lego drivers in VR on a real-life roller coaster

Screams of terror pierced the air as I made my way up the steps to what used to be the terrifying Project X roller coaster. Legoland Malaysia, together with Merlin Magic Making, had given it a tech makeover: It's now the ostensibly less intimidating Great Lego Race....

HTC Announces Multi-million Dollar Vive Art Initiative

HTC announced a new multi-million dollar VR initiative aiming to support content, creators and institutions that embrace VR not only as an artistic medium itself, but as a way to better immerse users in all forms of art. The company aptly calls the program VIVE Arts....

Google’s Poly is a one-stop shop for AR and VR objects

It isn't easy to build a virtual reality app, especially when it comes to filling out those immersive worlds. Even a semi-realistic world requires tons of objects, which isn't always practical for a small studio. What to do? Google might have an answer: it just...

PSVR Rakes in an Estimated Half Billion From Hardware Alone

VR may still be young, and adoption still low compared to the world of traditional gaming, but it can’t be ignored that mounting sales of the Playstation VR headset—effectively a very expensive accessory for the PS4—is adding up to considerable revenue. In an era...

Jahshaka V3 Alpha 0.4.0 Release

Our fourth release contains some of the biggest features and most bug-fixes to date, along with a real workflow. We have added a desktop module to manage your virtual worlds with and a player so you can easily preview your worlds before sharing them to the editor. The...

New Desktop with Player and Editor modes!

We have been putting a lot of work into the next release in order make it the best pre-release to date! The main functionality is our new Desktop which allows you to easily manage your Virtual worlds, view them in Player mode or work on the in Edit mode.

Magic Leap looking to raise as much as $1B

Magic Leap may be raising as much as $1 billion to fund their vision of a future filled with augmented reality glasses. A Delaware filing dated Wednesday was provided to us by CB Insights, confirming that the secretive startup has authorized about $1 billion in new...

Current Challenges of Virtual Reality, Explained

Virtual reality seems to be the up and coming trend in the digital world. Technocrats everywhere are espousing the value of VR, and indicating that it will continue to gain market share among both the technically savvy and illiterate alike. 1. How popular is VR today?...

Playing with animation and particles

Just wanted to share a short clip we did up playing around with the new particle engine and kinematics support in the new codebase. We imported a model with full skeletal animation, added a sphere with the 'fire' particle preset and looped the actions....