SenseGlove Raises $3.5m
Netherlands-based company SenseGlove has raised €3.25 million ($3.5 million) in a series A funding round led by Dutch venture capital firm Lumaux, bringing its total outside investment to around €5.5 million ($6 million). The funds will be used to accelerate development of its SenseGlove Nova haptic gloves, which provide force and vibrotactile feedback to allow natural interaction in VR and are aimed at the enterprise market. SenseGlove’s technology has been used in various industries including healthcare, manufacturing, and training, and the company has provided its gloves to firms such as Airbus, Scania, and Siemens.
VR game studio Vinci Games’ “Blacktop Hoops”
Vinci Games, a VR game studio, raised $5.1 million in a seed funding round to develop its first game, ‘Blacktop Hoops’, an arcade VR basketball game featuring intuitive dribbling, dunking, and shooting mechanics. The game is designed to be accessible for casual players but with a high skill cap for competitive players. The funding round was led by Makers Fund, with participation from Y Combinator, Soma Capital, Pioneer Fund, Anorak Ventures, BonAngels, and Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin. Vinci Games has also launched an open beta for ‘Blacktop Hoops’ featuring downloadable content and customization options, with fast-paced competitive and casual multiplayer modes.
Operation Money Grab
Valo Motion has launched a new multiplayer mixed reality game called Operation Money Grab, available at ValoArena locations globally. Players team up to solve heist-themed puzzles while collecting virtual valuables and completing espionage and robbery-themed challenges. Valo Motion differentiates itself by using motion capture technology instead of headsets and motion controllers, allowing players to interact with virtual elements using their entire bodies across a 5x5m play area. The game is designed to immerse players in the role of the protagonist of a Hollywood spy movie, providing a physically active and entertaining experience for all.