Microsoft Kinect Game for Kids Ready to Go!

This has been one of the funnest projects we've ever had the opportunity to work on. It definitely got us in shape too! In fact, Nick, our lead developer owes his ability to shred the slopes in Colorado last winter to this game! 

The game is designed to deliver workouts to K-12 students in schools.  These workouts consist of various exercises (lunges, squats, jabs, and many others), a trail run, and even an obstacle course in which kids have to run, jump, punch, and kick their way to the finish line! The game can support up to 6 players at a time, so there is bound to be some healthy competition between the little athletes! 

Paired with a robust LMS, teachers will be able to track progress over time and determine how quickly they're able to ramp up difficulty and further tune fitness levels of their students. 

For more information and videos about this game, please click here.

Vue360 Google Cardboard App

One of the projects that we've recently finished is a cool streaming 360/VR video app for Vue360. There are lots more features planned for this app, but right now you can create an account, view videos (with or without a Google Cardboard), and upload your own videos via the companion website

The app is available for iOS and Android

What Are My First Steps for Introducing VR into my Training Programs?

I've been getting so many questions lately along the lines of "What's the best hardware?" and "Where should I focus my attention when it comes to VR training?" and "Is it worth the hype?"  I totally get all of the concerns and confusion. There are tons of hardware options out there and so many software development solutions popping up. 

It's a daunting, high-stakes task.  You're facing higher-ups who simply say "We need to implement the latest and greatest technology" without much more direction. It's up to you to decide between a mobile platform or desktop solution. It's up to you to decide what area of your training should be the home for your VR testing. It's up to you to figure out how to gain the metrics you need to prove the validity of the new training program. 

To help, I put together a guide with lots of great information about virtual reality in enterprise, useful terminology, and a basic outline for getting your started.  At the end of it, you'll feel much more knowledgable about the technology and will be ready to start making a plan!

If this sounds like a resource you need, just head over here to get started!


Partnership with Code Crew

We are very excited to announce that The Danse has recently entered into a new internship program partnership with Code Crew

We at CodeCrew are so pleased to have two of our students intern at The Danse this summer. These two young men are getting exposure to world-class skills they would not otherwise be able to learn as high schoolers. We love our partnership with The Danse and look forward to creatively working together in other ways as well.
— Meka Egwuekwe, Executive Director at Code Crew

Code Crew is a wonderful Memphis-based organization that teaches coding skills to K-12 students through summer programs, after school programs, and in-school electives. 

Our internship program, which started this summer, involves us taking on two high school students during summer break.  These students will get to work on virtual reality projects alongside a real software development team and attend development meetings. Our goal is to provide these students some real world work experience involving projects using bleeding edge technology.  

In the fall, we hope to share the wonderful work these kids have done with us!

General Update + Development Screenshots

It's been a while since we've given an update here.  We've just been so busy with projects for all of our great clients, starting a new internship program, and still chipping away at our own internal fun projects. 

We have some cool new medical animations and a couple of great interactive projects to start showing off in the next few months. 

In the meantime, here are some screenshots from Fishy Pinch, a simple VR game we're working on!