IBM Return Serve

Atticus was commissioned to upgrade the IBM Interactive Experience for the first Oculus Rift development kit, known as the DK1, which was developed by IBM and Ogilvy in Australia.

The experience was specifically aimed at the worldwide consulting graduate programme that it was recruiting for: 'IBM Consulting by Degrees', and was toured around 25 Universities for the Campus Challenge. Atticus programmed the application to upload all the collected data from the events to an IBM web server so that the leaderboard and other information could be displayed online. The project involved collaboration between IBM teams in Australia, London, Hursley and Groningen in the Netherlands.

Challenges

The new development was to enable compatibility with the Oculus DK2. The focus of the work was to increase the resolution, improve calibration, update the Unity 3D game engine and speed up the flow of the experience.

Solution

Atticus advanced the control system to work with the wireless PlayStation Move and Xbox Kinect, which is a unique combination that provides extremely accurate movement control.