How is my professional network holding up in these turbulent times? One thing I have learned over the years is that the quality of our relationships will determine the outcome of events when times are difficult. Now, more than ever, we need to… Give value Tell the truth Provide knowledge Deliver answers Share stories Explore … Continue reading Reality Check!
Hello! Its been several years since I have posted to my personal website and blog. My life and career have evolved so much since I last posted here, it seems like now is as good a time as any to catch you up. Ogmento ->FlyBy -> Apple (ARKit) Since my last post, my AR games … Continue reading Time Flies When You’re Immersed (and a Dad)!
OBOTO - Digital Pet (Robot) Showcases Advanced Augmented Reality Since co-founding Ogmento back in 2009... a goal for the company has always been to creatie immersive augmented reality experiences, including the ability to place characters and other digital interactive content seamlessly into the physical world. The key to a truly magical and immersive experience is in the tracking. Powerful … Continue reading OBOTO – Rise of the Robots
Tweet I'm a big fan of sensor-based apps and personal wearables, as they bring with them vast potential for utilizing motivational data, content and feedback loops for things like self-improvement, optimal health and ultimately the gamification of every day life. Nike has been playing a leadership role in this area for a few years now … Continue reading The Rise of Sensor-Based Apps and Wearables
Tweet I'm excited about the recent launch of our Paranormal Activity: Sanctuary iPhone game for many reasons -- First, it's Ogmento's first big game title, and it feels great to finally have something out in the market. Even more so, this game represents a new breed of game design & platform, that is very powerful … Continue reading Going Geo-Social and Hyper-Local
The press release went out today for Paranormal Activity: Sanctuary. We did a soft launch about a week ago, and got over 5,000 players in just a few days by word of mouth, and one mention on Paramounts Facebook page for the movie. Now with the press release out, we are looking forward to building … Continue reading Experience Real World Horror
I'm thrilled to be able to officially announce that Ogmento is now venture-backed. The news hit the wires today, and the story is being picked up at a tremendous rate (WSJ, Forbes, Yahoo, AOL, CNET, USA Today, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Joystiq, and many others). Here is the original press release - Ogmento Raises $3.5 Million in … Continue reading Ogmento First AR Gaming Startup to Win VC Funding
Things have evolved since The Matrix. We no longer have to choose between taking the RED or the BLUE pill. Augmented Reality offers the PURPLE pill! I am putting together some slides for my upcoming presentations at eComm, ARE2010, etc. I thought this particular slide might serve as a nice teaser. The title of my … Continue reading AR: The Purple Pill
I don't make it a habit of sharing personal conversations on my blog, but when the individual you are exchanging ideas with happens to be James Cameron, it's very difficult not to share (okay brag) a little. I was invited to a private Avatar screening on the Fox Studio lot, presented by James Cameron and … Continue reading My Conversation with James Cameron
My first post in 2010. Since it is already February, and the start of the Chinese (Lunar) New Year... I wish everybody a Xin nian kuai le! 2010 is the Year of the Tiger, which is associated with good fortune, power, and royalty. The Tiger is viewed with both fear and respect; hence, their protection … Continue reading Year of the Technology Tiger