Ten days after Magic Leap announced the winners of the Independent Creators program, the company has published an almost complete list of grant recipients.
During the first round of grants, the company filtered its submission pool of more than 6,500 applicants to at least 31 recipients in a blog post released on Thursday, though some winners have opted to "stay in stealth" and their projects to disclose their own timeline.
"We look forward to seeing what the coming months will bring these creators, and will be on their way as they bring their vision to life," he said Company wrote in his blog entry. "Stay tuned for more information about their projects and the next opportunity to apply for our Independent Creator Program."
Winners include Resolution Games, the studio that brought Angry Birds to Magic Leap, and Spatial, who recently featured his eponymous AR collaboration app with Microsoft on stage for the unveiling of HoloLens 2.
Last VIM AEC, developer of an app for visualizing 3D design models, and Minsar A company that is developing an app for designing and distributing 3D content has published the awarding of the awards.
In addition, Magic Leap said there would be grants for nearly 200 additional developers, though the company did not disclose a timetable for announcing the next winning round.
In the meantime, the program team had the task of refining the process for announcing the winners, since the first round was hit by the developer community with some backlashes. A Twitter user described the program as the Porting Grant of Magic Leap's "Third Party." "Others criticized Magic Leap for its lack of transparency .
Rio Caraeff, chief content officer for Magic Leap, agreed to explain that the process results in the few chosen people agreeing to the terms of the program The program team moves to the next applicant if the selected candidate rejects the agreement 19659002] "The main reasons are that teams underestimated their development time and cost when moving from an estimate to an actual plan. The second reason is that they are not available due to other projects or commitments, "Caraeff said in a tweet explaining why some winners have gone off the signing table.
Regardless of Public Perceptions As a Result Magic Leap achieves what it intended to do, bringing more developers and their content to the Magic Leap ecosystem .In general, the Independent Creators Program, priced at between $ 20,000 and $ 20,000, is worth $ 500,000 is a relatively small investment that could lead to a multiplication of the available content for Magic Leap One.
For a company that aims to mainstream its taste of augmented reality, content will be a key to convince consumers on board and despite the critics, the program seems to have got off to a good start.
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