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Omni: Move Naturally in Your Favorite Game

A project in Houston, TX by Virtuix

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The Omni enables you to move naturally and freely in virtual worlds. Get fully immersed in your favorite game!
Backers: 3249
Average Pledge Per Backer: $341

Funded: $1,109,351 of $150,000
Dates: Jun 4th -> Jul 22nd (49 days)
Project By: Virtuix
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Latest News

Virtuix Omniverse Makes Long-Form VR Work For Arcades

September 12th - via:
Virtuix today launched Omniverse, a content distribution platform for Omni commercial operators that features licensed VR content, a flat-rate compensation system, and a user profile system that syncs with all Omniverse arcade locations. (Read More)

Virtuix delivers its first motion platform to Kickstarter supporters -- way ahead of VR products

December 16th - via:
Virtuix was way ahead of the curve when it announced a year ago that it had finished the final version of its Omni treadmill, a motion platform to go with the upcoming virtual reality goggles. (Read More)

Beyond Oculus: The future of Virtual Reality gaming

July 5th - via:
Forget next-gen, VR is the most exciting and innovative arena in gaming (Read More)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Technology Kickstarter with Simon Solotko

January 23rd - via:
One of the problems with most Kickstarters is that most people do a single Kickstarter and then if they’re successful, they continue to groom that company into a larger and larger company. Simon has the perspective of driving many Kickstarters, and just announced the launch of four wearable computing Kickstarters. His musings and projects can be found on his Twitter page where he can easily be asked about virtually anything, Kickstarter related or not. I thought we should ask Simon about the major factors to consider in planning and running a high-tech Kickstarter. If you want to start a campaign, this is a must read before you even THINK to announce it. (Read More)

Virtuix Omni gaming treadmill arrives for pre-order

August 12th - via:
Coming as result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Virtuix Omni gaming treadmill is now available for pre-order. When that Kickstarter campaign launched it was describing the Omni as being a device that would let the user “move naturally and freely in virtual worlds” which in turn would let users “get full immersed” in their favorite games. Well, as of today those who missed out on the Kickstarter can now move forward with a pre-order. (Read More)

Virtuix Omni pre-orders open, time to clear some space in the living room

August 9th - via:
Good news for everyone who's been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to run in place. A fortnight after closing the door on a successful Kickstarter campaign, Virtuix is ready to open up Omni pre-orders. (Read More)

Houston Event Video, Stretch Goal, Comic-Con Pics, SIGGRAPH

July 19th - via:
Hello Backers! New Video - Houston Backer EventThe videos of last week’s Houston event are now online. You can see the highlights or watch the entire presentation for an in-depth perspective on virtual reality and a live demonstration of the Omni.... (Read More)

Omni SDK, TRAVR Stretch Goal, Tracking, Pre-Order Price, Mini Omni

July 16th - via:
Hello Backers! The Omni SDK and the TRAVR Stretch Goal We have made substantial progress in the last few weeks refining our SDK architecture. Our API will provide game developers with analog motion direction (including strafing, backwards walking,... (Read More)

Machinima Event, Reddit AMA

July 12th - via:
Hello backers! Comic-Con 2013 Update: Machinima Event Backers who visit us at NerdHQ in San Diego on Thursday the 18th will be in for a special treat. The Omni will be part of Machinima’s exclusive event on Thursday night, and Machinima has given... (Read More)

Comic-Con, Production Update, AMA, Houston Event, One Million

July 11th - via:
Hello Backers! Comic-Con 2013The Omni is coming to San Diego July 18 – July 21 for NerdHQ , a place to gather during Comic-Con 2013. NerdHQ is at the Petco Park stadium directly across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. The event is... (Read More)

Virtuix Omni: An Omnidirectional Treadmill for VR Gaming

July 4th - via:
After the success of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, some gamers wanted hardware that could add to the feeling of being “inside” a video game. It was great to look around a virtual world, but awkward to do so sitting still. (Read More)

The Virtuix Omni lets gamers get off the couch and run together in Minecraft

July 3rd - via:
The Omni is a treadmill system designed to give gamers the most out of their VR experience. But there are plenty to hurdles to jump before gamers will run around in their favorite virtual worlds. (Read More)

Multiplayer Minecraft, Houston Event

July 2nd - via:
Multiplayer MinecraftWe finally had a chance last week to use our Omni prototypes simultaneously for multiplayer gameplay. The result is our multiplayer Minecraft demo, with use of the Minecrift VR mod. This demo is likely among the last of our... (Read More)

Omni is the virtual reality gaming treadmill for your living room

July 1st - via:
Trending on Kickstarter and the whole web for that matter, is the Omni — a VR (Virtual Reality) apparatus for your living room. The crowdfunded project has so far raised a massive near US$1-million out of an initial goal of US$150 000. (Read More)

Omni Events, Shipping Update, Virtuix Interview

June 28th - via:
Hello Backers!  Houston Live Event and QuakeCon 2013 The Omni is back on the road! We will hold an event for our local backers at the River Oaks Theater in Houston on Tuesday night, July 9th. For more details and sign-up, please visit... (Read More)

E3 Backer Event Video, Shipping Survey, and Duel Omni

June 20th - via:
E3 Backer Event We held our first official backer event at E3! Check out our video below and see reactions as backers try out the Omni for the first time. We look forward to doing this again, so we have been lining up locations and dates for... (Read More)

Houston gaming-device company has you surrounded

June 18th - via:
It’s not every day you hear about a video game-device company that is creating a system to let gamers “move naturally” in a virtual reality game. (Read More)

E3 Roundup

June 17th - via:
Hello backers!  Just a quick update following our E3 events from last week. We hosted 27 press teams in three days in our Virtual Reality Suite, including TheVerge, Engadget, BBC, and many others. We got together with our early backers on Tuesday... (Read More)

Virtuix’s Omni – First Impressions

June 17th - via:
On the final day of E3 I was lucky enough to get an appointment to check out Virtuix’s Omni, a recent Kickstarter project that has gotten the attention of the VR world rather quickly. Omni is a low-friction bowl-shaped platform that solves one of the most daunting challenges of virtual reality – movement. (Read More)

Hey, Timmy! Wanna See the Future of Gaming?

June 14th - via:
’ve backed a lot of miniature companies on Kickstarter, two motion pictures, and a number of comic books. But I never thought I would have the air sucked out of me as fast as it was when I watched the demo for the Omni, a Virtual Reality harness that allows you to run and interact with your games. (Read More)

I tested the Virtuix Omni and my knees, hands, and elbows lived to tell the tale (hands/feet-on)

June 12th - via:
The Virtuix Omni is an omni-directional surface (not a treadmill) that allows you to move around in the game world while (mostly) staying put in reality. (Read More)

Omni Live Demo, T-Shirts, and E3

June 11th - via:
We exceeded 2,000 backers this weekend – thank you all for your overwhelming support! We aren't taking any breaks. The Omni is at E3! The coming days are jam packed with back-to-back demonstrations and our backer event in Los Angeles. Time for an... (Read More)

June Kickstarter Round-Up: Virtual Reality Gaming is Finally Real

June 11th - via:
HOUSTON, TX - Once a month we'll be bringing you a look at some of the local Kickstarter campaigns in order to let you know what's getting ready to be unleashed through the help of small investors. (Read More)

Omni Creates Unprecedented VR Immersion for Games

June 11th - via:
The Omni is a fit-in-your-livingroom, natural-motion interface that lets you walk, run, crouch, and jump in your favorite games. (Read More)

Immerse yourself in gaming and exercise with the Omni

June 10th - via:
If you are someone who loves to play games and who has a hard time getting off the couch, perhaps you should look into the Omni Kickstarter project by Virtuix. (Read More)

Virtual Reality Device Gains Funding From Fans

June 9th - via:
A virtual reality system that allows you to run and jump in popular console games has been funded by fans and will enter production soon. (Read More)

Update #2: Campaign status, updated shipping list, and E3 meet-up

June 7th - via:
Hi backers! We are starting to recover from the initial Kickstarter frenzy and wanted to kick off the weekend with a new update.  Campaign update Our Kickstarter launch has left a deep impression on us. We have now sold more than 1,500 Omnis and... (Read More)

Omni virtual reality game controller secures Kickstarter cash

June 6th - via:
A physical platform and matching shoes which allow video gamers to control characters with their foot movements are to go into production after securing crowd-sourced cash. (Read More)

Omni gaming treadmill really gets moving on Kickstarter

June 5th - via:
When we first checked in on the Omni, an omnidirectional treadmill from Virtuix designed to translate the user's physical movements into a virtual world, the company was hoping to launch a Kickstarter campaign in May. It missed that target, but only just, with a launch on June 4. The campaign target has already been exceeded many times over, meaning backers could be getting physical within virtual worlds by January 2014. (Read More)

THE FUTURE IS HERE! (Soon) — Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill Kickstarter is Live

June 5th - via:
It's a wacky time to be a gamer -- I mean there have always been peripherals and gizmos promising to "take you to the next level™." Enter the Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill, a goofy yet intriguing concept, that will have you virtually hoofing around in you favorite digital world. We've seen the prototype but now it looks like the creators are turning to crowd funding to bring VR even closer to the masses. (Read More)

Virtuix Omni Gaming Treadmill Funded on Kickstarter

June 5th - via:
Listen, I want to get in shape as much as the next person-who-spent-all-winter-eating-giant-bags-of-Heath-bars, but not only do I live in the Cicada Belt and currently fear the buzzing, bug-filled outdoors, I also would much rather spend my time playing video games anyway. Luckily, Virtuix has found the answer to my problem — the Omni treadmill, which allows you to literally run around in your favorite game worlds. (Read More)

Virtuix starts Kickstarter campaign for virtual reality treadmill Omni

June 5th - via:
One of the main features of the Omni is that it is ready to play out of the box with any game or app that uses keyboard input. The Omni is compatible with the Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra or other game controllers. (Read More)

Omni brings full-body VR gaming to Kickstarter

June 5th - via:
The Omni is a new virtual reality gaming device that launched a funding campaign Tuesday in Kickstarter and, in a matter of hours, more than doubled its goal of $150,000. (Read More)

Thank you, Omni backers! We are in awe.

June 4th - via:
Wow, the last 36 hours have been spectacular! We reached our funding goal in 3.5 hours, and more than 1,250 Omnis have been sold thus far. The sleepless nights and 100-hour work weeks have been worthwhile! We could not have done this without you. We... (Read More)

Virtual reality treadmill races past Kickstarter goal in 3.5 hours

June 4th - via:
For all the techno-gaming gearheads out there, the Oculus Rift is, to quote one user who's played the epic role-playing game "Skyrim" on the device, "a dream come true." (Read More)

Virtuix Omni gaming treadmill will let you walk through your favorite game worlds

June 4th - via:
So far, 2013 has been a real banner year for virtual reality enthusiasts. Oculus is almost done shipping the last of its Rift virtual reality headsets to Kickstarter backers. And Virtuix Tuesday launched its own Kickstarter project to fund manufacturing of its upcoming Omni treadmill (funding through July 22, shown above in an artist's rendition). (Read More)

Virtuix Omni Treadmill Surpasses Kickstarter Goal

June 4th - via:
If you're interested in virtual reality tech like the Oculus Rift, odds are you're keeping a close eye on Virtuix's Omni-Directional Treadmill. In development for the past two years, the Omni is designed to translate real-life movements into in-game actions, so players can literally hike through Skyrim's vast landscape or run for cover in a first-person shooter. Today, Virtuix launched a new Kickstarter project to fund the Omni into its manufacturing stage, and more importantly, to put discounted units under the feet of fans. Apparently people really want their virtual reality machines; the Omni not only exceeded its $150,000 goal within hours, but the donation amount is rising at a rate of $1000 a minute. (Read More)

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