October 18, 20085 years agoRead more!
October 18, 20085 years agothis video release we show how the racing game "STCC - The game" from SimBin can be enjoyed in the jDome experience! Watch it at our youtube site if you'd like to comment!
October 12, 20085 years agoplease listen to it! (the jDome is mentioned approximately 12:20 into the podcast)
September 24, 20085 years ago
The program Science News (Vetenskapsradion in Swedish) from the Swedish public service radio interviewed John about the jDome this Monday. They visited us at John's home and brought a test person used to gaming. And yes, they thought it was really cool; "...like being inside the game!"
For all you Swedish listeners, please listen to the program here.
September 21, 20085 years agoDreamhack Skellefteå in Sweden and the jDome crew has been invited to participate at the PC Gamer Showdown in the United Kingdom. This will indeed be a very exciting weekend for gamers at these events
September 16, 20085 years ago
The monthly magazine Din Teknik has a four page article about the jDome in issue no 9! They tried the jDome in John's basement and the author of the article says: "To stand in front of the jDome is like taking a step into the game. The digital walls and ceiling surrounds your view totally and the surround sound adds to the feel of a world in three dimensions. This is an experience very different from what I usually experience in front of my ordinary 19 inch screen."
Go buy the magazine! (Swedish only)
Read more on Din Teknik's news web...(Swedish only)
September 10, 20085 years ago
The first jDome prototype has been sold! It is Dreamhack—the world's largest computer festival—who is buying a jDome for 45000 SEK—approximately 4,500 Euro (The final consumer price is estimated to be approximately 150 Euro). By purchasing a prototype of jDome, Dreamhack will be able to let their visitors play games in an entirely new way already the fall of 2008.
The jDome is a half-spherical rear projection system which immerses the gamer inside the game world. Combining the jDome with off-the-shelf hardware and software, the jDome gives a low cost Omnimax-like gaming experience.
From the 11:th to 14:th of September Dreamhack will be exhibiting at Nordstan in Gothenburg, Sweden, and visitors will have the opportunity to try out the jDome innovation, which has received a lot of attention in news media, Youtube and the blogosphere, both national and international. During Dreamhack Winter the jDome will be present, both through the exhibiting jDome team and through Dreamhack, for visitors who want to try the experience of being totally immersed by their favorite games.
-We think this is a very cool way of playing computer games, and Dreamhack finds it very interesting to have its own jDome. It is of course very fun to buy the first one in the world! We will exhibit it at all our events, says Robert Ohlén, CEO Dreamhack.
- This is the proof of something we always felt since the start 4 months ago; that the idea is so good that the customer market is interested and will buy. Even though the jDome mainly is targeted towards home consumers, the jDome is of course very suitable in other situations as well, such as events like Dreamhack and gaming arenas, says John Nilsson, the inventor of jDome.
Read the press release in Swedish at Newsdesk
September 7, 20085 years agoIEEE Pervasive Computing (no. 3, Jul-Sept 2008) they focus on "The hacking tradition". Among other things, the editors of the New Products department notices the jDome® as "A New Game Experience"! Read the article [pdf]!
August 22, 20085 years agoPocket Lint!