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Why Tilt Five®?

3D holograms are a new way to engage your players! Tilt Five® offers a low friction path to making AR content -- even if it’s your first time.

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We have all the tools and documentation you need. Download our easy-to-use SDK!
(NOTE: SDK Includes support for Unity and C, Unreal coming soon)

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Need resources?

Come chat with us on our Discord and Forums! Apply to our Developer Program for support to get your game into the hands of players!

"The Tilt Five® SDK provides everything I need to quickly prototype new ideas and features, something that is crucial in the emerging AR market. "

Bradley Shepherd,
Battle Map Studio

"Tilt Five® has been a breeze to work with - both their team and their hardware are absolutely amazing… very little overhead and generally was one of the fastest ‘ports’ we ever did."

Kevin Hagen,
THREAKS [Battle Planet: Judgement Day]

"Tilt Five® was easier to get up and running than SteamVR or unity's native AR tools. T5 documentation and examples are clear concise and comprehensive."

Steve Worrall,
Beta Backer

"Tilt Five® surprised me with how developer-friendly the Unity plugin is. I had the basic stuff displayed on the gameboard after just a couple of minutes."

Jakub Wójcik,
Stardrifters [Danger Scavenger]

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You only need two things!

Get the Tilt Five® system. Every kit is already a developer kit!

Are you a developer outside North America? Apply to our Developer Program for hardware!

Our free SDK can be easily integrated into your existing games & apps.

WHY DEVELOP ON TILT FIVE®?

Easy to Use

Effortlessly turn your games into holographic worlds

  • The hard part of developing your game is over — adding Tilt Five is simple!
  • This isn't a port, it's an SDK integration! You're not building anything from scratch, just finding new (and easy) ways to bring your games to life.

Low friction way into XR

  • Every kit is a developer kit!
  • Tilt Five is an affordable gaming system for both the developer and consumer -- a hardware match made in perfect harmony!

We got you!

  • With resources like reference apps, guides, and forums, we have everything you need to get started
  • Connect with and get help from an incredible community of other Tilt Five developers

WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Dev Forums and Discord group are filled with game devs sharing tips and tricks for successfully developing with Tilt Five®. Join and find your crew today!

Ask questions, find answers, and chat with other game devs.

Chat in real time with other devs, the Tilt Five® team, and the community.

TILT FIVE® DEVELOPER PROGRAM

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Our Developer Program helps qualified developers bring their games to Tilt Five!

We can help with: project funding, hardware, marketing, your game on our games catalog, or ways to purchase hardware early in your region.

Submit a Developer Program application and we will contact you about your project needs.

NOTE: our focus is currently on games, but don't be shy about telling us about other applications!

What We're Looking For:

  • Released/Shipped or near finished games
  • Consumer games (but it's ok to tell us about your education or enterprise apps!)
  • True 3D games make the best holograms (not 2D, sprite-based, or fixed-perspective games)
  • Ideally top-down or ‘god view’ gameplay camera
  • Windows or Android based games

If you have a game that meets the above qualifications, click "Start" and tell us about your game.

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Developer FAQ.

WILL THE DRIVERS AND/OR PROGRAMS THAT RUN ON TILT FIVE® BE FORCED INTO LOCKSTEP UPDATES?

It is our goal to not allow a newer SDK version to lock you out of playing older games. Though throughout Beta and early on we will need to be in Lockstep, our goal is not to be restrictive (there will always be some limitations)!

WILL I NEED TO PUBLISH A TILT FIVE® VERSION OF MY GAME?

Not unless you want to! What is great about Tilt Five's SDK is that it lets you integrate a Tilt Five mode into an existing game. Developers can enhance their games by adding a Tilt Five stereoscopic presentation of their game through the Tilt Five glasses (handled by the SDK), giving some consideration to how the user interface will be presented in world-space. Then, incorporating the Tilt Five Wand for 6-degrees-of-freedom control of your scenes further enhances the immersion! After you've completed the integration (it's not a port – it's sup-port!) you can update your experience wherever you currently distribute it (Steam, itch.io, etc.).

WHICH GAME ENGINES CAN I USE TO DEVELOP TILT FIVE® APPLICATIONS?

Our SDK exposes C APIs for native code on all supported host platforms. We also provide plug-ins for developers using Unity 2018.4 LTS + and Unreal Engine 4 to develop games.

AS A DEVELOPER, DO I HAVE TO SUPPORT THE TILT FIVE® WAND IN MY GAME?

No. The wand is best for providing tracked interactions. If your application does not require 6DoF tracking for input, then we encourage you to consider using a standard keyboard, mouse, gamepad, or mobile device for input.

CAN I USE TILT FIVE FOR NON-GAMING APPLICATIONS?

Yes. We think there are plenty of great uses for our system outside of gaming including 3D data visualization, displaying and working with 3D models, visualization for architecture, engineering and construction, medical applications, educational content, and so much more. Our initial focus, however, is on bringing amazing games to life for players with Tilt Five.

Every Tilt Five kit purchased is a developer kit, and we encourage interested parties to try out their ideas with the glasses and one of many 3D development platforms such as Unity3D and Unreal Engine.


IS OPENXR SUPPORTED?

Not yet. It makes sense for us to add support for OpenXR at some point. First, we will get a better understanding of its scope of usage among our developer audiences. Want to weigh in? Get in touch with us about your OpenXR needs.

DOES THE SDK AUTOMATICALLY DETECT LE OR XE GAMEBOARD CONFIGURATION?

Not currently. We’re looking at doing auto detection and some other solutions. We’re still exploring the best way to support this feature.

WHAT TYPES OF GAMES ARE BEST SUITED TO TILT FIVE®?

3D games with top down views work particularly well. We expect game developers to experiment with innovative designs, gameplay styles, and unique in-game cameras that make for a super fun experience on the system.

WHAT TYPES OF USB PORTS ARE VIABLE? DOES THE USB PASS DVI OR DISPLAYPORT?

Our USB-C cable uses standard USB 3.0 data, and does not pass DVI/DisplayPort data.

Note that the Tilt Five® glasses must use a USB 3.0 or 3.1 – aka “SuperSpeed” – port. On your Windows 10 PC, these ports are usually indicated by an SS icon.


AS A DEVELOPER, HOW DO I PARTNER WITH YOU TO BRING MY GAME TO TILT FIVE®?

We're looking for select partners to work with now. If you have an amazing tabletop game that would work great with our glasses, please contact our Developer Relations team to discuss.

We will have more information on general availability later this year. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list and we'll let you know all the details.


HOW DOES MULTIPLAYER WORK?

Multiplayer is supported at the host platform level. Our SDK provides access to data that enables developers to create shared experiences connected on the network.