World of Watson

The place, IBM World of Watson held in Las Vegas. The time, 2016, or rather, the not-too-far future  Watson and the field of machine learning represent a truly exciting and terrifying potential shift in the way industries will function, and a further domino effect of how we will all work and live. Machine learning doesn’t […]

Shattered Might @ GDC 2016

This year’s GDC was a first for Helios. We have tried to attend each of the last several years, as the overlap between latest and greatest technologies in the gaming world and experiential technology is significant. But this year was a little bit different – it was the first time that we would be participating […]

Helios Interactive + Open Source

At Helios, we often leverage open source software to create our experiences. Open source software allows us to utilize existing codebases that are flexible, well documented, and thoroughly tested by the larger online community. But we wouldn’t be doing our part if we only consumed existing code, we like to give back too. Over the […]

GDC 2014

So when I look at most corporate events, I do so through a very different set of lenses than most attendees. I’m typically looking at booth layouts, technologies used to present and promote new products, and anything new and cool — with little regard for the actual reasons for the conference. This year is a little […]

Head of the Order

Recently as a side project I built a tech demo of a gestural combat game called Head of the Order. It ended up winning first place in Intel’s Perceptual Computing Challenge. Head of the Order is a tournament style fighting game where users get to play as wizards and other magical beings while using hand […]

Intel Hackathon

Helios Interactive worked closely with BeMyApp and Intel to provide a conducive enviroment for it’s 24 hour hackathon in San Francisco. The goal of the Hackathon was to engage the development community with the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK and camera. The event hosted over 60 participants and produced more than 20 hacks using this new device. […]