The London company’s product Kickstarter has exceeded its campaign target in just 5 hours.
FeelThree has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its motion simulator with 3 degrees of freedom, which can be purchased for 3,999 pounds (approximately 4,401€), or for half its price if we get any of the early bird units that are still available. The Feel Three device offers 100º pitch and roll and more than 3600º yaw, and includes tactile transducers for an immersive haptic response. Compatibility with games and applications is done through SimTools software.
“We love the games here at FeelThree, and while VR has allowed us to get a glimpse of new worlds, it doesn’t feel like you’re there until the plane starts shaking and you feel the movements. Flying and running are just the beginning, as you can change the cockpit to allow for all kinds of new experiences, such as motorcycle racing, paragliding and even flying with a broom. We can’t wait to see what developers come up with, but in the meantime you can enjoy hundreds of current titles,” says Mark Towner, founder of FeelThree.
The user sits on a hemispheric platform that has a series of omnidirectional wheels, responsible for making movements in any direction, without making noise and using very little power, they say. This platform includes everything you need except for the chair and the rest of the structures for the pedals and peripherals, which are available as optional accessories, as well as additional motors and transducers. They also sell separately the Battle Station, a cockpit formed by the mount and the pedal structure and several transducers, thus having the possibility to buy later the rest of the parts to upgrade to 3dof.
The Kickstarter campaign exceeded its goal of€ 55,695 on its first day. We can learn more about its operation and all the options available on its Kickstarter page.