We reported on MemoRift a little while back and admired it’s approach to providing users looking for a virtual reality room in which to experience your nostalgic applications within.

We bring good news. MemoRift R1 is now available from their website and ships with a demo room and “several freeware \ shareware and public domain material”. We’ve not had a chance to get to grips with the new demo or it’s intricacies, but there are options to strap in your own emulators via the config file. We have included some screens above for your perusal, one of which demonstrates the neat idea of looping video mapped to an arcade unit as a performant way of showing an attract screen.

Let us know how you get on with the demo and any tips on config entries you’d like to share in the comments below.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded RiftVR.com to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.