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The Oculus Launch Pad (OLP), first established in 2016, is a program designed to support promising virtual reality (VR) content creators from diverse backgrounds as they iterate on their unique ideas and bring them to market.
Each year, the program helps up to 100 participants grow as emerging leaders in the VR space. Of those initially selected, a small handful then get awarded a competitive grant to further develop their projects. Tablecraft was one of 8 awardees this year.
"We are incredibly grateful for Oculus' support, they have been a joy to work with", said Rafael Brochado, CEO of Not Suspicious. "For me personally it's sort of a dream come true. I've actually wanted to take part in OLP ever since it was first established, but as I was living in Portugal at the time, I wasn't eligible, as the program is exclusive to North America. The OLP and other similar opportunities were the reason I felt compelled to move to the US."
In 2017, Rafael received a Fulbright scholarship to move to the United States and seek specialization in the emerging fields of virtual & augmented reality. Tablecraft was one of several VR prototypes he developed while pursuing a Master's degree at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy.
This grant will help the team further develop Tablecraft.
Tablecraft is an upcoming virtual reality game by Not Suspicious. The project started out as a simple rapid prototype in 2017 and has since evolved into a product, which remains in development. Tablecraft introduces players to a variety of STEM learning topics in fun and tangible ways by immersing them in a vibrant sci-fi universe. In there, players have access to machinery that lets them craft stuff out of the atoms and sell their creations to a cast of memorable characters. Featuring silly pets and exciting combat, this mad scientist simulator is a fun and lighthearted way to reignite your love of science!
Oculus is a brand of Facebook Technologies, LLC (formerly known as Oculus VR, LLC), a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. The division produces virtual reality headsets, including the Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest lines. In March 2014, Facebook, Inc. acquired Oculus VR, LLC for US$2.3 billion in cash and stock. Shortly afterwards, Oculus moved to Menlo Park, where Facebook's headquarters are located.