Memorift: Virtual Reality Nostalgia
Create a Virtual 80’s Gaming Den
Video games, computers, everything techie is always getting sleeker, smaller, cooler. That means that the stuff from fifteen, twenty years ago usually looks pretty quaint. It can be hilarious, or somewhat noble in its bigness.
Memorift is a project that taps into tech nostalgia, allowing users to recreate gaming and gaming dens from the 80’s. With it, you can pick up, say, Nintendo cartridges and place them in a digital player and watch the game unfold on an antiquated TV or computer screen. It’s meant to integrate with Oculus Rift, but presently runs on its own.
Memorift comes to us from software developer Roy Lazarovich. For him, it’s not just about taking a gander at old video games, but recreating a digital 80’s-style bedroom, one that, presumably, you can immerse yourself in once you integrate the rift.
Lazarovich and his team are now supplying thousands of patterns for furnishings, posters, cabinets, video game magazines, etc.
MemoRift2 is now available for download, though not yet interacting with Oculus Rift.
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