Having just attained the title of ‘the most popular mobile game in the US – EVER’, Pokémon GO is making altered reality tech the topic du jour. So, jump into the water cooler conversations feet first with these 5 things you didn’t know about AR/VR in NYC.
- In 1915 the first 3D glasses were used for a test screening at the Astor Theatre in New York.
2. Fast forward 101 years and New York Lottery has the world’s first-ever augmented reality scratch-off lottery ticket, Gold Castle. The game incorporates a coin-hungry dragon, a castle reminiscent of Game of Thrones, and sounds that make it feel like you’re in Atlantic City. #GoldCastle3D
3. At 3,540 members strong, NYVR Meetup is one of the largest in the country.
4. The TriBeCa Film Festival took notice of the heavy VR presence at SXSW and raised the stakes with an entire floor of the festival dedicated to virtual reality with thirteen separate experiences focused on immersive entertainment. Coming to a theatre near you?