Exploring Bitfins: A Digital Aquarium with Immersive Experiences

Episode by Peter Bui on July 6th, 2023

We dive into the fascinating world of Bitfins, a digital aquarium project that offers a unique augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experience. Tyler, the founder of Bitfins, joins us to provide a comprehensive update on the project’s latest developments.

Key Points and Topics:

  1. Bitfins Overview:
    • Bitfins is a digital aquarium platform that combines the virtual world with augmented reality.
    • The project aims to create a fully immersive experience for users by integrating AR and VR technologies.
  2. Recent Updates and Enhancements:
    • Bitfins underwent a significant overhaul, introducing new graphics and downloadable apps for Windows and Mac.
    • The platform now supports customizable environments using NFTs from six blockchains, including Cardano, Ethereum, and more.
    • The art style has evolved from cartoony to a blend of fictional and realistic fish, catering to a wider range of preferences.
    • Plans to incorporate prehistoric creatures, allowing users to create unique aquariums with a mix of real and fictional species.
  3. Transition to Downloadable Apps:
    • The shift from web browser to downloadable apps has improved overall graphics quality and frame rates.
    • Users can choose from different graphic settings, including low, medium, high, and ultra, offering realistic textures and visuals.
    • The move to Unity engine enables future integration with Apple Vision Pro, providing a seamless VR experience for Apple users.
  4. Augmented Reality and Mobile App:
    • Bitfins now features baked-in augmented reality, allowing users to visualize unreleased creatures in their real-world surroundings.
    • The upcoming mobile app will offer one-on-one AR features, such as fish interactions and swimming patterns.
    • AR portals will enable users to step into their designed aquariums and explore them in a virtual space.

Bitfins continues to innovate and evolve, offering a one-of-a-kind digital aquarium experience. With the integration of AR, VR, and customizable environments, users can create stunning aquariums and immerse themselves in a world where reality and fiction intertwine. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from Bitfins as they push the boundaries of virtual aquatic exploration.

Find out more from the Bitfins website and start building your own digital NFT powered aquarium.

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