Tilt Five: Holographic Tabletop Gaming

Created by Tilt Five

Augmented Reality glasses that open up a whole new holographic game space.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Heading to Japan, New Partnership, and Reminder for Backers
10 days ago – Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 02:14:05 AM

Heading to Japan Next Week

Next week we'll be heading to Japan to meet with our partner to review manufacturing logistics.  We're hoping to share some fun updates and images from our trip, so stay tuned.  We'll also be meeting with some potential partners while we're there, and hopefully we'll be able to share some updates on that in the near future.  

Beyond Humanity: Colonies

The Three Headed Monster team reached out to us recently about their new game Beyond Humanity: Colonies, which is getting ready to finish up a successful campaign on Kickstarter (19 hours to go!).  They had a vision for incorporating Augmented Reality (AR) elements into their game, and when they saw what we were doing they knew it would be a great fit.  We agree.  

Beyond Humanity: Colonies is a new landmark in hybrid gaming. The unprecedented combination of a board game with electronic miniatures and an accompanying application, significantly facilitates players' experience of building a colony on an alien planet. Smart cards are "read" by RFID technology built into miniatures buildings that emit light to communicate status with the players. The colony “board” connects wirelessly with the application on your smartphone or tablet, presenting information of the statuses of both residents and the colonies. The game is a mix of realistic Hard-SF combined with transhumanism and cyberpunk. Hack the democracy of the new social order, explore the unknown planets, decide on the direction of the colony's development.

"With the high-tech nature of our game, we knew we always wanted to be able to add augmented reality to further enhance the experience. But it is such a complex thing to simply add to a game, we knew that it just wouldn't be possible with a team our size. But just as we were beginning to launch our campaign, we found out about Tilt Five and their incredible approach to AR. It felt like the perfect opportunity to pair our best efforts in delivering an exciting game with someone else's best efforts in delivering an immersive experience” - Casey McBeath, Three Headed Monster

Concept Art from Three Headed Monster Team

Head over to their Kickstarter page for more details and get the game for yourself before their campaign ends in 19 hours! 

Reminder to vote on color choices for the glasses/wands and game board border colors

Just a reminder to get in and vote on the additional color choices for the glasses/wands and game board borders.  We've received over 300 responses so far, and right now it looks like Grey and Black are winning for the glasses/wands, and blue is winning for the additional game board border color.  You have until Friday to fill out the survey and let your choices be known.  The link is included in the previous update that went out to backers.  

Cheers!

Stretch Goals Color Survey Link
15 days ago – Thu, Nov 07, 2019 at 01:52:04 AM

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Reminders and Next Steps
20 days ago – Sat, Nov 02, 2019 at 02:30:50 AM

Thanks again to all of our backers!  

Here’s what you can expect moving forward over the next couple of weeks:

  • Kickstarter processed the payments for your pledges just after the campaign ended.  If there were any issues, Kickstarter sent an email letting you know.  We've also sent reminder messages.  You have until 7 days from the Kickstarter notice to fix the issue.  Usually it's just a matter of re-entering your credit card.  Let us know if you run into any issues, we'll do what we can to help out.
  • In approximately 2-3 weeks you’ll receive your Pledge Survey from BackerKit. You’ll be able to let them know what you pledged for, and there will be an opportunity to add some items onto your pledge as well.  If you want to add another kit, group pack, or game board, you'll be able to do that at that time.  
  • You’ll have plenty of time before your rewards ship to update your address, so if you're going to be moving before your reward ships out, don’t fret.
  • For all of our backers, everyone will receive a separate survey, from us, where you'll get to vote on the color choices for the glasses and game boards.  We'll send that out next week, and we'll share the results of the survey with everyone.  We're looking forward to seeing the results and the colors that you choose. 

We've had some people ask us if the final stretch goal for the free games applies to everyone, and we're happy to say that it does indeed.  Everyone gets the additional free games!  Yay! 

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!  We'll have more great news to share soon! 

Cheers!

Let's do this!
24 days ago – Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 12:41:30 AM

We have 7 hours left to go, and we're getting close to our stretch goal that unlocks more FREE content!  

WE CAN DO THIS!!!  Let's push this over the stretch goal!  We're so close!

If you haven't seen the news, check out the article that just came out today, from Wagner James Au: https://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2019/10/jeri-ellsworth-tilt-5-ar-hmd-kickstarter-valve.html

"...it's fair to say Tilt 5 is already a major player in the AR market,"  Wagner James Au. 

We owe it all to you, our incredible backers!  We have over 6,000 glasses going out into the world!  

We've been so focused on games, we thought it would be nice to share a non-gaming application with you.  Here's an Air Traffic Control demo we did showing how the system can be used for real-time data visualization:

Thank you all, let's finish strong today! 

Hot Diggity! We did it!
24 days ago – Tue, Oct 29, 2019 at 12:41:09 AM

You all are amazing!  

You pulled us through on our final day and got us past our final stretch goal!!!  And that makes us so incredibly happy, because now we get to give you more FREE GAMES!  WOOT!  

Watch the updates for more announcements as we move forward with the project.  We're so excited to share more partner announcements and highlights! 

Keep an eye on your in-boxes in case Kickstarter sends you an email to clear up any final billing issues.  

Thank you everyone, your support means the world to us!