Magical Tabletop Gaming - Voices of VR Podcast

Magical Tabletop Gaming - Voices of VR Podcast

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November 19, 2021

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Kent Bye, producer and host of Voices of VR caught up with Jeri during a crazy AWE and discussed details about her venture into XR, working at Valve’s hardware division, her journey with castAR, and then finally the launch of Tilt Five!

Check out the Voices of VR: #1021: Magical AR Tabletop Gaming with Tive Five: Jeri Ellsworth’s Epic Journey from Valve to castAR to Tilt Five

One of the most magical AR demos I’ve ever had a chance to see was Tilt Five at Augmented World Expo 2021. Jeri Ellsworth stumbled upon a complete paradigm shift towards AR while she was at Valve and accidentally had a beam splitter turned around and it was shooting beams of light that happened to hit some retroreflective material another Valve engineer was experimenting with. She saw a beautiful, high-contrast image that inspired her to continue to develop this idea into a fully-fledged, tabletop gaming focused AR headset that she was able to acquire from Valve after getting fired, go through another startup cycle of beginning and ending of castAR with too broad of a focus, and then eventually into Tilt Five, which has been much more laser-focused on tabletop gaming.

Read more and listen to the podcast here

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