Earlier this year, a round of layoffs hit Valve. Included in the fallout were hardware developer Jeri Ellsworth and software developer Rick Johnson, and apparently, this is a match made in gaming heaven.
The pair, you see, had been developing a top-secret project that Valve allowed them to take with them -- an augmented-reality system that displays 3D images right before your eyes that they are calling castAR.
castAR consists of a pair of active-shutter glasses mounted with a pair of micro projectors and a retro-reflective surface, made out of the same kind of material you see used in high-visibility safety clothing and road markings, and embedded with infrared ID markers that allow it to track your head position and orientation. … Read more