Ubergizmo Discovery #001: Pixelitygames, Maunzi & The Wave Firm


It’s been some time since we haven’t traveled to fulfill innovators, and since worldwide journey is more likely to be disrupted for now, so we have now determined to proceed with our new sequence known as Ubergizmo Discovery by way of video conferencing.

Ubergizmo Discovery will function revolutionary corporations that we mentioned with. We checked out their merchandise and “raison d’etre” to let you know who they’re and what issues they’re making an attempt to resolve.

This episode options South Korean corporations that we found by way of numerous media partnerships with native media and incubators. This time, we accomplice with Korean media Aving through the Digital Content material Firm International Workshop even in South Korea to fulfill new startups.

If you need all the main points, you possibly can watch the total video chat on the finish of the article, however we’re writing about our takeaway of three corporations we talked to Pixelitygames, The wave Firm, and Maunzi.

Pixelity Video games

Pixelity video games is a VR gaming firm, and their newest title is named “The Patcher” (demo accessible on steam).

The sport’s backdrop is that in Neo JS Metropolis, the elites have relegated a decrease class of residents to dwell underground in a ruthless struggle for survival. They dwell in housing known as “Patch Builds,” so these individuals name themselves “Patchers.” That jogged my memory a little bit of the Morlocks vs. Eloys in H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine.

The sport’s gameplay trailer first appeared round June 2021 and exhibits a multiplayer faction-based preventing system that mixes capturing (FPS-style) and edged weapons. Gamers also can achieve expertise and acquire new weapons, which is an incentive to maintain engaged with the sport over time.

The Patcher continues to be in open beta, however the growth crew (23 robust) advised me that they’re accepting extra beta-players on an ongoing foundation. In the meanwhile, Oculus is their main VR {hardware} platform, however I’ve confirmed with the crew that it’s not an excessive amount of work to port to different VR headsets.

The builders will solely depend on sport gross sales to generate revenues. Subsequently, there are not any in-game purchases or chance to purchase digital foreign money with actual money. I respect a hardcore gamer standpoint, regardless that in-game purchases might need generated extra earnings from a enterprise standpoint.

The minimal config is a PC with a GTX 1060 GPU, and the principle attraction right here is the distinctive universe and sport dynamics. I assumed that the graphics are enticing, particularly for an indie VR sport. Verify for your self:

The Wave Firm

The Wave Firm is a Wellness Put on firm that’s getting into the Digital Actuality (VR) Go well with and VR Gloves high-tech market, and it might maintain a bonus due to the “interlocking bio-silicone” material that it makes at the moment for sportswear.

Some Wave Firm merchandise like WaveWear have an identical impact to Kinesiology Tape. Such tape is meant to enhance lymphatic stream and drainage, which would scale back muscle fatigue or soreness. That’s why you see this tape on athletes an increasing number of, together with within the latest Olympics.

WaveWear offers the identical performance because the tape. Nevertheless, as a result of it’s embedded immediately in a sock or t-shirt, it’s a lot simpler to placed on than precise tape. The whole lot lands in the suitable spot, one thing that normally requires some experience to position it proper. Wave Firm’s proprietary wearable electrode is just 0.78mm thick and is washable.

Digital Actuality purposes could be enabled by a spinoff of the corporate’s Electrode Adhesive Bio-Silicone known as “ElecSil” that may induce EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation).

It’s not unusual within the VR world that EMS and TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Neural (or Nerve) Stimulation) produce some haptic suggestions. Nevertheless, the Wave Firm hopes to do it in a cheaper and built-in means, due to its present work on Wellness Put on.

Lastly, the identical expertise is used to create monitoring sportswear with built-in sensing that might be hooked as much as a pc as an alternative of wiring many electrodes with adhesive. The chances are open-ended, and The Wave Firm thinks it may develop into “the subsequent Peloton.”

Maunzi Corp

Maunzi is an organization constructing an academic coding platform based mostly on programming robots, primarily for 8-13 years previous. The robots are made from a number of cubic modules which can be every have a selected perform corresponding to Lighting, Motor, power-charging, and extra (right here’s the listing)!

In the meanwhile, Maunzi is working with training corporations to incorporate its {hardware} of their curriculum, however they hope to scale this effort to the remainder of the world in time. The corporate says that it has obtained orders for 1M kits to this point.

The cubes are additionally appropriate with Lego blocks, making it extraordinarily straightforward to customise the seems to be of any challenge based mostly on the unbelievable availability and universality of the Lego ecosystem.

Newbies can begin with Visible coding by way of the included apps. Nevertheless, extra superior customers can use Java or Python to construct extra complicated packages to regulate the robots. I haven’t used it myself, however the variety of base blocks does supply set of functionalities. I notably just like the joint blocks that permit the creation of snake-like robots.

Maunzi has been round for just a few years, however they plan to come back again on Kickstarter with new kits. What’s new this time is that as an alternative of promoting particular person blocks and leaving it to the customers creativeness, every package will signify an entire character or robotic, growing person engagement and satisfaction.

Full video chat

Within the full interview video you fast bounce to every firm utilizing the next timecodes.

  1. Pixelity Video games (00:00 – 24:00)
  2. The Wave firm (25:00 – 45:30)
  3. Maunzi (01:34:00 – finish)

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