There will be few who do not know titles like Bejeweled or Plants vs. Zombies. PopCap Games became popular with so-called casual games and was eventually acquired by EA for $750 million. One of its co-founders, John Vechey, has founded Pluto VR, a startup dedicated to virtual reality.
At the moment, it seems that Pluto VR’s intentions are moving away from the games that gave so much success to its founder in the past. Vechey aims to create the necessary software to make virtual and augmented reality environments more social and connected.
We live in an increasingly connected world. With video conferencing, social media and online gaming, we can communicate and play with others like never before. However, talking on the phone, sharing a video or looking at a webcam are not natural forms of communication and do not come close to what it means to sit down with another person and share an experience. With the technology of virtual and augmented reality, it is already possible to obtain a sense of presence with other people, which will allow us to communicate, collaborate and connect from anywhere in the world, as if we were physically there.
Pluto VR will also have the experience of Jonathan Geibel, Chief Technology Officer at Disney Animation Studios for 14 years, Jared Cheshier, former Microsoft and Valve employee and expert in the design of applications for mobile devices, and finally Forest Gibson, with extensive experience in virtual reality and crowdfunding.