If South by Southwest wasn't enough for the Crisp team the same week, we also sent Social Risk Defenders Adam, David, Susan, Pete and Imogen to the 30th edition of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Here we demoed Combat the world's most advanced platform for social apps and gaming platforms to protect young people from sexual exploitation and bullying.
We met developers, voice over celebrities and avid gamers excited to discover everything GDC had to offer. Aside from the expected VR displayed and demoed in its glory, the tech that really wowed this year's audience was UnlimitedHand, a virtual haptic game controller. When you wear UnlimitedHand, it sends electrical impulses which activate neurons in the body making you feel things that aren't there - like the bird in the picture below...!
We also made friends with lots of people including Digital Humanitarian Peter Corless who, firstly shares a common goal in wanting to reduce levels of 'toxicity' in the gaming community and is doing something about it by leading an online civility movement called GlobalCommit. We thank Peter for championing our work https://e2f.com/6213/ and look forward to collaborating in the future.