Earthlight, is a virtual reality (VR) game set in space, working with Unreal Engine 4 and HTC Vive technologies. Curious? AIE students from Melbourne campus have been working with Opaque Media Group on this cool project. Let’s find out more…
Mitchell (2nd year Design student) Christiaan and Mikey (2nd year Game Art) developed a game prototype last year called ‘Depthless’, a deep sea thriller and exploration game set under the icy crust of Jupiter's moon, Europa, using the Oculus Rift platform.
AIE Teacher, Ben Naulls, invited his industry contacts last year to give feedback to his students on their work. Opaque were so impressed with the students’ work that they approached AIE about placements for Mitchell, Christiaan and Mikey.
Mitchell, Christiaan, Mikey and Petra (1st year Programming student) have had the amazing opportunity to gain invaluable experience at Opaque in their field of study. Petra is currently Communications Manager but her future aspirations in programming are to do back end development and help make plugins as well as to continue doing communications work, as her knowledge increases with the 1st year curriculum.
Opaque uses emergent technology to build innovative solutions to unconventional problems, we specialise in areas including VR, AR, holographic computing, AI and robotics. We have worked with universities, tech giants, charities and space programs. Opaque as far as I am concerned is one of the coolest places in Melbourne to work!“ said Petra when asked about her experience at Opaque.
Mitchell said “Some of the perks of working on Earthlight is being in communication with NASA, talking to them about a range of things so that we can make Earthlight as real as possible.” This is NASA we are talking about people!
Well done to our students and we hope you are enjoying your time with Opaque Media Group. We cannot wait to see Earthlight completed.
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