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Startup Technical Illusions is looking for $400,000 in crowfunding to support its augment- and virtual-reality goggles.
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Augmented reality gaming glasses startup CastAR has raised $15 million in funding from Android creator Andy Rubin. The money from Rubin’s Playground Global investment firm brings a variety of benefits, including office space and technical know-how, said David Henkel-Wallace, the chief executive of Mountain View, Calif.-based CastAR, in an interview with GamesBeat. CastAR has a […]
CastAR is postponing the launch of its augmented reality glasses, but it is also doing something unusual. The startup is returning all of the $1 million in pledged money from its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to its supporters. The company says it’s the right thing to do, even though it isn’t obligated to return the money. But CastAR […]
Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson have been toiling away at augmented reality for years at their startup, CastAR. Their ambition to make a fun AR product has been cooking for a while, and they’re taking a very different approach to the next-generation gaming platform. And given Ellsworth’s background as an underdog, it’s no surprise she’s […]
CastAR is a high-profile augmented reality startup, and now it’s kicking into high gear. The maker of the upcoming CastAR AR glasses has recruited former LucasArts chief Darrell Rodriguez as its chief executive. It has also appointed former Disney executive Steve Parkis as its president and chief operating officer. In doing so, the Palo Alto, […]
Augmented reality startup CastAR is opening a new mixed reality studio in Salt Lake City today, with talent recruited from the former developers of Disney’s Infinity toy-game franchise. Disney closed its Avalanche Studios division in Salt Lake City in May after it decided to end its Disney Infinity toys-to-life products because of slumping sales. But […]
Mixed-reality startup CastAR continues to beef up its management team with the addition of Peter Dille, the former head of marketing for the Sony PlayStation business in the U.S., as its chief marketing officer. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is making an augmented reality entertainment system with glasses that allow you to see animated images […]
When CastAR’s head-mounted display launches, it’s going to need content. And the company is taking steps to ensure that happens. CastAR revealed today that it has hired former Eat Sleep Play developers to work at its first-party studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Eat Sleep Play was responsible for the PlayStation 3 Twisted Metal in 2012 […]
CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas last week, was loaded with augmented reality smartglasses, which layer digital animations and information on top of the real world. They promise us wonderful connections between the digital and physical worlds, and games where we can chase cartoon characters through our own furniture. Mainstream venture […]
CastAR was one of the most ambitious augmented reality game companies in the business. But it looks like it has shut down amid one of the most obvious problems in the fledgling industry: It was too early, and the challenges it faced were incredible. CastAR failed to raise a new round of funding and shut […]
Some big-time investors are going to bat for emerging technologies such as augmented and virtual reality with a new venture capital firm: Eleven Ventures. And no, that name doesn’t mean they’re just investing in 11 companies — but we’re still waiting for confirmation on whether their ventures go all the way up to 11. The new […]
Former Valve team has developed a big following for its augmented reality project.
We help you sort through the variety of smart glasses that are coming to the market in the near future.
EXCLUSIVE: The newest augmented reality glasses are lighter and easy to control.
We’re happy to announce that Jeri Ellsworth, cofounder of augmented reality glasses maker CastAR, will be one of our speakers for the second annual GamesBeat Summit 2016, an event that’s set for May 3 and May 4 at the scenic Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, California. Ellsworth is the cofounder of CastAR, a company that is […]
Augmented reality gaming glasses startup CastAR recently sent out a taste of what the future of tabletop games will be like. Using its special AR glasses, CastAR can overlay animations on top of the real world, creating a “mixed reality” environment that makes you feel like you’re immersed inside a tabletop game experience. The company has raised […]
I’m delighted to announce our newest panel for AR/VR Day at GamesBeat 2016. We have an eclectic collection of speaker who can talk about how to make augmented reality games. While Pokémon Go has captured our imaginations for the moment, the future of augmented reality games looks very bright and varied. We’ll explore all the possibilities. You can register […]