The original Boids was an early simulation of emergent flocking behavior and is often cited as an inspiration by modern digital creators. This new version brings the simulation into XR and also provides an open sample for interested coders.
In this podcast Regine Gilbert of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering talks about XR and her "unshakable belief in opening up the world in an effort to widen communities and reconcile connection".
XREngine from Laguna Labs bills itself as "a social MMO engine for everyone with a fully-feature client, API server, real-time game server, game engine and dev-ops for scalable deployment". They've released the source code under an open license and are looking for funding through OpenCollective.
Australian industrial hydraulics company Hydac partnered with Plattar to allow potential customers (and people who just like big machines) to experience digital twins of their massive machines.
Our very own community group co-chair, Ayşegül, has a growing collection of helpful documents and videos about developing with WebXR.
In addition to the usual engines like Unreal and Unity, this Coursera course teaches students to build projects on the immersive web. The course is a part of a three part series named Extended Reality for Everybody.
This new repo from José Ferrão (aka Ten Tone) brings together many disparate aspects of building an immersive web experience that is aware of the environment: occlusion, lighting, shadows, and physics. A quick demo video is available, too.
Milano Digital Week writes:
Mariposa is an immersive storytelling experience, accessible through different devices and modalities: from desktop to smartphone, in Virtual or Augmented Reality.
In Naples and In Mexico - our two motherlands - mariposa means butterfly, a metaphor for the little things that can cause hurricanes.
Our Mariposa will take you to an interactive virtual showroom to confront you with a choice. What lies behind an ordinary consumer good like a coffee?
If you're a fan of fitting falling blocks into patterns then Blocks Arcade might be for you. The code is also available under a permissive open license should you want to swap out the block assets for, say, strangely shaped cats.