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Clean The Roads

The team of Red Rift, Inc. tired of playing boring races, just overtaking rivals on the road, so our developers decided to improve it! The game “Clean the Roads”was created based on the idea of the customer. The player, driving a car, clears his way from sand, snow, dodging obstacles and collecting bonuses. Upon arrival, the player receives coins, which he can spend on upgrading his car. The game is developed on the Unity engine, which is one of the best game engines at the moment. To create the application interface and 3D models of cars, our developers use Photoshop and Blender. These are the main programs that make it possible to work with graphics at a professional level, create 3D models and then add them to the game. RedRift, Inc. developers mainly use the Rider code editor, IDE to generate game code. IDE is an integrated development environment that contains many functions for creating, modifying, compiling, deploying, and debugging software. JetBrains Rider is a cross-platform IDE for the .NET platform developed by JetBrains. Programming languages such as C#, VB.NET, and F# are supported in this development environment. Also, to write the game code, our developers use a software package by Microsoft - Microsoft Visual Studio, which includes an IDE and other development tools. One of the benefits of Visual Studio is the ability to create and connect third-party plugins to extend the overall functionality. To work with Git, the developers of the game “Clean the Roads” use the cross-platform visual client SourceTree. Using this program, you can create, view and edit GitHub projects, as well as publish them to your profile. The development of the game “Clean the Roads” began on June 3, but you can download the game on Google Play and test it personally right now! The application is updated by our developers: we often add some new levels and constantly improve the gameplay.

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LiveMaps

Oculus Connect conference brings together developers, inventors and other people who are passionate about the development of VR and AR technologies to exchange experiences, ideas and innovations in this field. Last year, many new products were presented, including a project from Facebook Labs - Live Maps. The company proposes to create a virtual reality that will exactly copy the real world. A common 3D virtual map will be created with the help of machine vision, localization, and multi-layer mapping technology. You have to use virtual reality glasses to immerse yourself into this 3D world. A video demonstration of this technology reveals huge potential: projecting notifications and messages in the air, identifying objects with tags, communicating with real people by projecting a holographic avatar, and even the possibility of virtual teleportation to different parts of the world. The project so far exists only in theory, but the company is already beginning active work in this direction.

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Cyberverse by Huawei

Huawei introduced a new mixed virtual reality platform - Cyberverse. The project was demonstrated at the Huawei Developer Conference 2019 in Dongguan, China. Cyberverse is a virtual world with additional information about the environment, which can be obtained by pointing the camera of the smartphone at the object of reality. The developers claim that the new platform will be successfully used in tourism. When the traveler points the camera of the smartphone to the sigths, they see information about the object, as well as possible routes to other attractions. The virtual platform will be also in demand in the field of trade. When the buyers can find out all the information they are interested in by pointing the camera of the smartphone at the product. Also with the help of the Cyberverse platform, users can quickly navigate in space, look for ticket offices or check-in desks at airports, railway stations, hospitals, etc. At the same time, the new platform allows you to play AR-games like Pockemon Go. A video with an example of using a virtual platform was shown at the conference. The user points the camera to various buildings on the Huawei campus and immediately sees information about these buildings: numbers, routes, information about the availability of meeting rooms, etc. The virtual platform will be integrated into third-party applications, which will open up additional opportunities for its use.

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Sports training in VR

When playing any games in virtual reality, you have to move in order to complete the task. The developers of VR applications offer to the gamers increasing their physical activity by conducting full-time workouts at home, using special sports games and virtual reality glasses. In June of this year, one of such sports applications was released - VireFit. According to the developers, this application is designed for professional training and improving of sports skills. There are three modes in the game. "Basketball". Three baskets of different colors appear in front of the player. The player’s task is to catch the balls and throw them into the basket of the same color as the ball. This game mode improve accuracy, reaction speed and concentration. "Tennis". The task of the gamer is to hit the balls, dodging bombs, and hit the big target. The closer the ball touches the center of the target, the more points the player receives. This mode develops reaction speed and accuracy. "Boxing". Training in this mode is the most intense, because a virtual opponent with advanced artificial intelligence is fighting a player. And the gamer's task is to defeat the opponent faster than he put him in the ring. The player can dodge, inflict and block blows, while the virtual opponent changes tactics, evaluating the player’s movements and speed. The game also has three difficulty levels (easy, normal and difficult) and three time levels (3, 5 and 7 minutes of training), as well as saving training statistics and a virtual trainer that will help you track the results and adjust the training program. The application was tested by more than 50 trainers, and it has two victories in the Cyber Garden hackathon. The game can now be downloaded on Steam.

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Facebook Horizon: new VR-world

Recently, Facebook has introduced a new VR-world, the creator of which is each of its users. Facebook Horizon is something similar to a social network, all users of which have their own 3D avatar, they can communicate with each other and even watch movies and TV shows together right in the virtual world. You can also have a good time on Facebook Horizon by playing online multiplayer games or by creating a new location on your own in a limitless virtual world. You don’t even have to be a programmer. The entire interface will be visually understandable to everyone. To devote more time to create this project, Facebook developers decided to close two existing VR social networks that are not very popular among users: Facebook Spaces and Oculus Rooms. At the presentation of the project, everyone was impressed by the new VR-world. However, a lot of people were perplexed: how can you wander in the endless world of Horizon, being, for example, in a small apartment and using only virtual reality glasses? In the near future we will see how this idea will be implemented by Facebook.

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Our own history

Each of us once took the first steps. Our company is no exception. Do you want to know more about us? Then we suggest you go on a journey through time and read about the initial stage of the formation of our company. Like many other companies, the origin of Red Rift, Inc. was a small team of enthusiasts with burning eyes, a love of game development and a great desire to create new games. Meet one of those enthusiasts, the founder of Red Rift, Inc. - Denis Puhleacov. It's he who will tell in more details about what path the company has passed. AS THE SAYING GOES, "THE FIRST PANCAKE IS LUMPY". It all started with a startup named “Become popular”. The development team, led by Denis, worked on pure enthusiasm: the project didn't receive funding. Six months later, the team broke up, not completing even a half of what was planned. “Soon I realized that there was no point to continue the project and I decided to stop it. This happened exactly 3 weeks after I quit my main job to devote more time to the project.” After the first failure, Denis didn't stop and decided to implement the idea of creating his own game. So, the first product of the future company was the mobile game "Cat Tower". Only three people worked on the game, and this time the team even received investments "in the amount of $1000 from interested acquaintances." BIRTHDAY After the release of the game “Cat Tower” on September 3, 2018 on the Google Play Market and September 11 of the same year in the App Store, the team of the application developers begin their path as a company. So at the beginning of 2019, after several months of preparation of documents, 02.01.2019 Red Rift, Inc. officially began to exist. Headquarters was registered in USA, Michigan. There were not many options for the name of the company. The first was Red Quality, but after several checks, this variant of the name was excluded: Red Quality already existed. But the second variant of the name was approved. The word Red, according to Denis, was chosen for its powerful energy, and Rift - with its plural meaning, perfectly complemented the whole name. After the Cat Tower project, active work began on creating a customer base, finding employees and creating our own portfolio. “The company dumped for almost a year to gather expertise, recruit a team and prepare a minimum portfolio.” The company of three people was expanding rapidly. And if in the first months of existence the number of employees didn't exceed five people, now the headquarters of the company consists of more than 30 people. Thanks to modern technology, the company connects people from different cities and countries, and also has the opportunity to conclude international treaties. We cooperate with both Russian companies and with companies from Israel and USA. We are preparing projects together with TheWayToDream, ENVOIS KAPITAL, Blue Marlin Technologies, Progress, Inc., Innovation Systems, Inc. and etc. More than 30 projects have already been successfully completed, and right now work is underway on more than ten, among which there are projects both to create mobile games and applications for VR devices. LOOK INTO THE FUTURE According to Denis Puhleacov, director of Red Rift, Inc., the main goal of the existence of the company, of course, is to create our own games and applications. That is why we're preparing the basis for the successful and high-quality production of our products. “In general, everything that we are doing now leads to the creation of internal tools, the regulation of processes within the company and the preparations for the launch of several of our projects, with the transition from outsourcing to the product format of the company towards the end of summer next year.” One of the most interesting investing projects, the implementation of which has already begun, is the «Tamagotchi» project with recognition of children's drawings by pointing the camera. The company also plans to expand its portfolio: “Simultaneously, we'll develop about 10-15 small games in the Idle Merge setting with voxel graphics.” Our path to becoming an international company continues. We hope that by the summer of next year, the number of employees will increase to 50 people. And these people, passionate about game development, will act as a single organism, creating new, high-quality products for our customers and implementing even the wildest dreams in the gaming industry.

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