VRGO Kickstarter Campaign Hits Funding Goal

    At the start of November VRFocus reported on the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for VRGO, a chair that aims to solve the problem of movement in virtual reality (VR). The campaign has now hit its target of £20,000 GBP with 7 days left to go, and to celebrate hitting its main goal the team has announced a stretch goal to add two new colours to the design.

    VRGO has launched a £23,000 GBP stretch goal to add one colour combination, called VRGO Kiwi, that reflects its collaboration with the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the COLAB/PigSty project in New Zealand. Beginning in February, I am the Rivers is a collaboration to develop a VR experience using the VRGO chair and the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) that explores and links the issue of New Zealand river water conservation to the greater contexts of the forest and it’s stakeholders. The VRGO Kiwi comes with a jet black base, cool grey top and a turquoise blue seat pad.

    The second colour to be announced is one the team has been showing at events over the last few weeks. Called MARS the red planet inspired design comes with a red base, red top and black seat pad.

    If the new stretch goal is achieved then backers will be able to choose between the colours at no extra cost. VRFocus will continue to follow the progress of VRGO’s funding campaign, reporting back any further announcements.


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