Virtuix Adds Stretch Goal to Omni Kickstarter

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With just four days to go before the Kickstarter ends, the Omni virtual reality system has blown past its $150,000 goal, earning over one million dollars. Virtuix, the company behind the device, has now added a stretch goal. TRAVR is an open-source mini-game that will help demonstrate the full power of VR gaming with the Omni.

TRAVR will become a reality if they reach $1.1 million, but the Omni itself is already good to go and will be available for pre-order shortly after the Kickstarter campaign ends.

While headsets like the Oculus Rift allow gamers to visually experience their favorite games in a new way, when combined with the Omni, gamers can also traverse those games in a virtual reality environment using the Omni base and specialty shoes. It even counts the calories that you’re burning while you’re walking through City 17 or the beautiful lands of Skyrim.

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The Virtuix Omni Kickstarter, now in its final days, has raised over $1,000,000 with over 3,000 backers. Virtuix has announced a stretch goal to create TRAVR, an open-source mini-game demonstrating the full potential of virtual reality gaming with the Omni.

The Virtuix Omni will be available for press demonstrations during Comic-Con San Diego at NerdHQ just north of Comic-Con 2013 at Petco Park in the NerdHQ Gaming Lounge. Contact jan.goetgeluk@virtuix.com and arrange a time to try the Virtuix Omni.

The Omni will be available for pre-order shortly following the Kickstarter campaign starting at $499.

The Omni takes virtual reality to the next level— allowing anyone to stand up and traverse virtual worlds with the natural use of their own feet. The Omni is the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game. Moving naturally in virtual reality creates an unprecedented sense of immersion that cannot be experienced sitting down.

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