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We’re hiring – C# & Unity Developer London/Cheltenham/New York

Want to work at a fast growing and innovative app, software and games company? Then look no further! We’re looking for talented developers to help us with our C# and Unity projects in our London, Cheltenham or New York office. About the job Your role will be working as part of our development team creating […]

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PHP/MYSQL/FULL STACK DEVELOPER

LOCATION Cheltenham/London. DESCRIPTION We are seeking a PHP/MySQL/Full Stack Developer for immediate start. This is excellent opportunity to join an exciting digital team in either Cheltenham or London. Rancon is a well-established software company part of the Squint/Opera group and is looking for a self-motivated and passionate Full Stack web app developer to join our […]

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Internet of Things driving museum engagement

Recent innovations in exhibition content enable new ways to connect. For the smartphone-owning 81% of adults, there’s no better time to be exploring the ways museums communicate information. By downloading an app, visitors can add a layer of data to the existing surroundings through Internet of Things (IoT) technology, connecting the physical and the virtual for […]

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We’ve joined global creative agency Squint/Opera.

We are excited to announce that Rancon has officially joined Squint/Opera. Founded in 2002, Squint/Opera has over 70 specialist 3D artists, animators, film makers and designers working for some of the largest brands, museums, architects and property developers around the world. Squint/Opera and Rancon have been working together successfully for a few years now, so […]

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HTC Vive at Rancon

We love new tech and we’re particularly pleased with our latest purchase: a Vive virtual reality system from HTC. It’s a lovely thing to use. We’re particularly impressed with the room sized space that you can walk around in. This brings an extra level of immersion into any experience as you’re not rooted to the […]

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Merge VR headset review

We have been lucky enough to receive a 2015 pre-release Merge VR headset, which we got before Christmas. So we thought we’d start the new year out with our key theme of Virtual Reality with a review of said headset. First impressions Initial reactions around the office were very good. The foam construction makes handling it […]

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Spirit Runner launched

What a great way to round out a week! We’re very excited to announce that our first Virtual Reality (VR) game has been released! Spirit Runner VR is the spiritual successor to Spirit Fighter, developed in conjunction with the band Vanishing PoYnt. It’s a brand new take on the existing Spirit Fighter game brought to full […]

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New Case Studies

It’s quiet on the blog but that doesn’t mean it’s quiet in the office! We’re busy beavering away with a load of projects which we’ll talk about another day, but suffice to say we’re really excited about how we’re pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. In the meantime, we’ve added some new shiny Case Studies […]

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VR Jam

VR Jam What with all the news going round about Virtual Reality (VR), we wanted to spend some time doing some serious (and not so serious) R&D. So we setup a VR Jam with the aim of playing with the possibilities of VR immersivity and to understand what works and what doesn’t. We split into […]

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Commercial Group Racing game

Gaming is a part of our DNA and we love being asked by clients to help create engaging event experiences through games. We were very pleased to be approached by another local business, Commercial Group, to create a game for their stand at the recent bett show. The brief was to create something fun and unique that […]

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E3 2015 – the next frontier is VR

Well E3 2015 is in full swing and the internet is awash with announcements from the top games and tech companies on the next big thing in entertainment. What’s clear is that most of the publishers and producers of hardware or software are focussing on on the next frontier in experiential computing – Virtual Reality. What’s […]

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UniGlos Game Jam 2015 – Arch3r

We’ve got pretty close affiliations with the University of Gloucestershire – we’ve got 2 placements currently working here and at least 1 other developer is a graduate – so this may have been cheating somewhat but were thrilled to be involved with this year’s Game Jam. The brief was: For this UniGlos Game Jam brief participants […]

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