Skip to main content
If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Sixense begins and fully-funds STEM Kickstarter campaign

The company's new motion tracking platform needed $250,000 to become a reality.

Sixense today announced the launch of its Kickstarter funding drive for the STEM System, a motion tracking peripheral for games and virtual reality applications. The company says the STEM System is "the next evolution" in its motion tracking tech, featuring wireless operation and support for up to five tracker units. The STEM improves on the technology Sixense provided for Razer'z Hydra PC controller.

"By launching the STEM System through Kickstarter, we can forge an essential partnership with users and developers," said Amir Rubin, co-founder of Sixense. "We look forward to getting the STEM System into the community so they can start developing great games and applications that take advantage of motion tracking and control, and allow everyone to interact with digital media in the most natural and intuitive way possible."

The Kickstarter's goal was $250,000, a sum the funding drive has already surpassed. The campaign currently sits at $292,964. The finished STEM System won't be shipped to Kickstarter backers until July 2014.

Read this next

Chris Buckley avatar
Chris Buckley: Chris Buckley joined GamesIndustry in January 2010, now based in BC Canada, Chris is a veteran of the global games industry. Starting out in coin-operated amusement machine (arcades) trade publishing in 1995, for Centaur Communications ‘AB (Amusement Business) Europe’ magazine, Chris made the leap into consumer games and joined MCV Media in February 2000, where he quickly became head of sales looking after a number of entertainment brands and sales staff, before immigrating to Canada in 2008. Chris now handles all commercial sales activity for, and sponsorships for GamesIndustry’s trade events like the GI Investment Summit.
Related topics