Monday, December 31, 2007
Greetings Falcon Friends! We've been hard at work adding additional games to our Game Store. You can currently download: Penumbra Overture HaptX Edition, Impulse Thruster, Feelin' It: Crystal Quest, Feelin' It: Virtual Pool 3, Klectit, Feelin' It: Arctic Stud Poker Run, and Feelin' It; Gish. Keep checking back as we're updating the Game Store regularly.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The Holidays are here and the season is in high gear! It turns out that lots of people are wishing for a Falcon under their tree. You can check out the Falcon in GamePro's Holiday Gift Guide and Tom's Hardware Holiday Buyer's Guide. Enjoy!
Novint Technologies, Inc., the pioneer of 3D touch for consumer computing, has acquired the 3D touch rights to "Advent Rising" from Majesco Entertainment. The popular third-person action adventure game was released for the PC and Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and was written by Nebula award-winning science fiction author, Orson Scott Card.
The Falcon is an entirely new type of game controller that allows users to fully experience the advanced play dynamics in this cinematic, action-packed title. Novint's version of "Advent Rising," Ascension Reborn, will utilize Novint's patented 3D touch technology allowing players to feel and control the game's arsenal of firepower, vehicular combat, and superhuman powers within a visually imaginative, intergalactic story.
"'Advent Rising' is a perfect game for integration with the Falcon. Many of the gameplay mechanics were challenging to implement with traditional videogame controllers, but the Falcon takes those advanced concepts to a new level," said Tom Anderson, Novint CEO. "We are excited both about adding such a powerful title to our line-up and working with a great publisher like Majesco."
"'Advent Rising's' masterful approach to graphics and game play mechanics coupled with the tremendous literary vision of Orson Scott Card captivates the mind and emotions of the player," said Liz Buckley, Director of Marketing, Majesco. "Adding the sense of touch into 'Advent Rising' brings the Advent universe to life in a new way and makes the epic experience that much more immersive for the player."
In "Advent Rising," a common legend pervades the galaxy -- that of a powerful, ancient race that will one day unite the universe. Millions of cultures from vastly distant worlds revere and hallow these mythological beings known as Humans. One race, the Seekers, know Humans actually exist and are threatened by their potential power. Under the guise of benevolent explorers, the Seekers travel throughout the galaxy in a desperate attempt to eradicate any Human society they unearth.
Players assume the role of Gideon Wyeth, a remnant of the last human outpost, on the brink of discovering the incredible powers that lay dormant within him. It is these powers the Seekers are so desperate to suppress.
Novint's touch-enabled, PC version of "Advent Rising" will be available for download from N VeNT(TM), Novint's interface to Falcon games, information, software updates, unique content, and community. During the holidays, the Limited Edition Falcon is being offered by select stores for $189, a $50 instant rebate off the $239 MSRP. The Falcon is sold at J&R Music World, Fry's Electronics, CompUSA, GoGamer.com, and TigerDirect nationwide.
This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements." Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. Factors that may cause or contribute to such differences include fewer sales than expected, changes in industry conditions, litigation, and other risk factors identified in the Company's Form 10KSB filed with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements for revisions or changes after the date of this press release.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Hello Falcon Friends! Today Novint officially announced that our Game Store is open! Don't forget, you heard it here first! You can check out our announcement on our Web site.
There's a lot going on at Novint! We're going to be making another big announcement tomorrow morning as well. Keep checking back here for the inside scoop on our news! Happy Falcon gaming!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Did you decorate your Falcon for the holidays? Send us your funniest picture to (email@example.com) and we'll post it on our blog!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Remember, you heard it here first! Novint is excited to announce that we have opened our Game Store and we want to give YOU, our Falcon Friends, a sneak peak! Now you can download new games, including Impulse Thruster, Crystal Quest and Virtual Pool 3 for hours of fun Falcon gameplay. We are adding new games regularly, so check back often. Which new Falcon game will you buy first? Let us know below!
We've also updated our Web site. What do you think? We'd love your feedback, so leave your comments below.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
In the mean time, we'll give you a preview of another great game for the Novint Falcon, Klectit. The preview of this game is for purely selfish reasons, as this is a personal favorite. But don't just take my word for it, we previewed this game at E For All and everyone loved it.
In Klectit, you use the Falcon to control the movements of a puppet, sent on a quest to collect objects scattered throughout a dazzling array of different environments. In this constantly evolving story, players will find themselves collecting candy in a sugar-coated wonderland one minute, and the next minute find themselves gobbling up plants, rocks, animals, people, and cars, eventually growing large enough to absorb entire houses. With the Falcon, you'll feel a revolutionary control method where you actually feel your momentum and mass change as you collect objects. You won’t be able to stop until you’ve collected all of the treasures in the world!
You'll be able to purchase this game for $24.95 from our Web site or N VeNT.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
A classic arcade game, and the first color game ever released for the Macintosh, Crystal Quest was first introduced in the 1980's and has been a hit ever since. Now with enhanced graphics and all-new, updated gameplay, you will pilot your ship through 60 waves of frantic action, collecting crystals and evading a horde of enemies. These unique baddies spawn from portals on each side of the screen, and you must fire your main gun or deploy a smart bomb to vaporize every one. Grab all the crystals to open the gateway and complete the level, but don't forget to gather up the goodies in each wave first! With Falcon control, you can actually feel your momentum and inertia, impacts with enemies, and the activation of your entire weapons arsenal.
What game would you like to see in Novint's lineup? Let us know below!
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
We're continuing with previews of some of our exciting new games for the Falcon. Next up on our list is Aquatreous. Many of you have gotten a sneak peak of this game since a shorter version is included in Newton's Monkey Business. Here's an in depth description of the FULL game.
You’ve never done puzzles like this before! In this full version of Aquatreous, you will toss colorful blocks to complete nearly 200 underwater 3D brainteasers. Place three or more shapes of the same color together and they will disappear from the environment and reveal the next color. Look at upcoming colors to plot your strategy towards victory. All the while, you’ll be able to actually feel the weight of the blocks and the force of the waves as you glide the pieces into place. Enjoy eight unique game modes, a variety of different block types, and four characters with different skills. Relax with Mission mode (no timer), turn up the heat in the Timed Challenge mode, challenge your wits with Puzzle mode, and if you're stuck, the In-game Help feature will guide you through all puzzle levels. Use quick thinking and the intuitive Falcon controls to solve the riddles of Aquatreous.
You can get the full version of the game for $24.95 via N VeNT or at www.novint.com. Keep your eyes peeled for this game. It should be joining our lineup VERY soon! What's your favorite minigame in Newton's Monkey Business? Let us know below!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
We mentioned earlier this week that we’re going to let you all know about some of the exciting games that we have coming up. The first game we’re excited to tell you about is Impulse Thruster. This game is an expanded full version of the Newton’s Monkey Business minigame.
In this full version first-person arcade-style shooter, you will use your sense of touch to pilot your speeder across 50 complete stages of multi-level madness filled with rewards and hazards. To win each challenge, you will need to grab power-ups and gems, use your rocket boost to blast from one platform to another, avoid pitfalls, and destroy the swarms of enemies in your path. With the Novint Falcon at your command, you’ll feel every impact, boost, jolt, and blast. And the Falcon’s 3D movement makes precise aiming and split-second steering a breeze.
You can download this exciting game for a cool $24.95 from N VeNT. Let us know which games you’d like to see in our lineup below!
Monday, November 26, 2007
One of the most common questions that we get from our Falcon Friends is, what’s the status with games? We have an entire team of Novint employees that are working on our game lineup, so that you, our friends, can play as many games with the Falcon as possible. We’ve already got an extensive game line-up with over 30 titles that we expect to release by the end of 2007.
On average, we’ve been adding about one game a week to our line-up. We’re working with some really exciting companies (some that we’ve announced and some that are still top secret) and we’re working on some great titles. So keep checking back over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be giving some previews of our upcoming games .
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
and Facebook page.
We appreciate our Falcon Friends! Do you want to be one of our Top Friends? Leave a comment below or on our page and we just might add you to our Top 8!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Check out this picture of the Falcon at J&R Music World / Computer World.
And here’s a picture of the Falcon at a CompUSA.
You can stop by any of the following retailers to check out the Falcon: CompUSA, J&R Music World/Computer World, Fry’s Electronics. Or, if you’re flying for the holiday, be sure to check out the Falcon in the current issue of Sky Mall. And don't forget to check us out online at www.tigerdirect.com, www.gogamer.com, and of course, www.novintfalcon.com.
Have you seen the Falcon in the wild? Let us know! Even better, email us a picture of you trying out the Falcon in the wild (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we just may post it on our Blog or MySpace page! Have a great Thanksgiving!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
A preview of our Swoop Tour Scions and our giant truck that will be traveling the country bringing Falcons to the masses. The team is ready and setting out for Kent State University for the opening event on 8/27/07. Other upcoming dates include:
8/29 - Bowling Green State University, Ohio
8/31 - Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Belle Isle, MI
8/31 - Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats, Pontiac, MI
9/01 - University of Michigan opening football game, Ann Arbor, MI
9/02 - Michigan State Fair, Detroit, MI
Our Swoop microsite (www.falconswooptour.com) launches on Aug. 27th with lots of tour info. If we're Swooping in to your town, come check us out.
Monday, August 20, 2007
On August 27th we'll also be launching a special Falcon Swoop Tour microsite (www.falconswooptour.com) with tour information, media, and news from the road. If we're not stopping in your city, you can still join the fun virtually and even enter to win one of all the prizes we'll be distributing on the tour.
If we're going to be in your town, tell us where to stop along the way! Our Scions can zip to almost any location, bringing six Falcon demo stations and lots of fun. So, stay tuned...lots of exciting news to come.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Since its inception, Novint’s objective has been to bring affordable high-fidelity 3D touch to consumer computing. The successful launch of the Falcon achieves this goal thanks to the incredible efforts of our internal team, great partners, investors, and countless other supporters who have assisted us along the way.
The Falcon controller and our touch-enabled games are, we believe, truly unlike anything available in gaming. This August, we plan to launch a major national tour to let people experience the difference first hand. We’re also updating our website to include more product information, video and community, so that you can keep up to date on Falcon news, events and announcements.
Thank you for your continued interest in Novint. If you’re one of the lucky people who preordered the Limited Edition Bundle for shipment beginning June 18th, congratulations, your product is on its way. If you haven’t ordered yours yet, we’re extending our special $189 pricing and free standard shipping for a limited time. As always, we welcome your comments.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Be the first to experience the award-winning Novint Falcon and our launch titles, Newton’s Monkey Business and the Feelin' It Sports Pack. And if you’re in the competitive mood, you can also check out the Falcon's Half-Life 2 mod and play in mini-tournaments on the new system for prizes. We'll be giving away t-shirts, Novint 1GB memory sticks and other swag throughout the night, so come by and see what all the media buzz has been about.
Novint would like to thank Sue Vorenberg and her Q-T3CH blog, and of course the folks at Ninja Monkey for helping us out with this event.
WHAT: Novint Falcon Local Launch Party
WHEN: Monday, June 18, 7pm – midnight
WHERE: the Ninja Monkey Gaming Center at the Northeast Corner of Paseo Del Norte and Wyoming behind the Whattaburger -- 505-217-2160
Monday, May 14, 2007
All of the Novint elves (not to be confused with those cookie guys) are working around the clock getting ready for launch. We just returned from New York where we demoed the Falcon to members of the press, who continue to be wowed by the technology. Popular Mechanics is featuring a great video of the Falcon on their homepage (www.popularmechanics.com) and have named it their Gadget of the Week, suggesting that it "...could be Wii 2.0". We expect more press in the coming weeks and months, so keep your search engines honed in, or check the News section of our website.
Speaking of the website, we'll be launching a redesigned site soon, which will include a lot of great new features. We're also participating in a variety of events that will let (you) people experience the Falcon firsthand. September 27-30 we will be exhibiting at DigitalLife (www.digitallife.com) at Javits Center in New York (booth 1515). October 18-21 we'll be at the Los Angeles Convention Center at E for All (www.eforallexpo) in booth 502. We're planning a lot more events, and will keep you up to date on when and where we'll be. If there are events in your city that you think we should try and attend, please let us know. Stay tuned and keep posting.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Greetings Falcon Fans! We wanted to share images of our great new Falcon packaging with you. We're busy preparing for launch, but plan to post here much more regularly, so please keep checking back. We'd also like to hear what you'd like to talk about.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Our preorder website has launched and demand for the Limited Edition Falcon is also keeping us busy. After working out a few kinks in the system, it is now operating at full capacity. We’re incredibly proud and excited about achieving this milestone and appreciate all the interest and support we’ve received from you.
Novint is exhibiting at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco in March, and will also be holding a special session for developers Thursday, March 8th which will provide an overview on how to develop games and mods for the Falcon. We’ll also be releasing details on our Developer Program and SDK in the next few weeks, which is something many of you have been waiting for. While we can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet, we think everyone will be happy with the news.
We’re adding new games to our roster and expect to have a bunch of great content at launch, with even more to come out after launch. It is difficult to describe the concept of touch in computing without trying it directly. Words really never quite convey how powerful it is. Our new videos help, we think, but at the end of the day: touching is believing. To that end, we’re planning lots of hands-on events for our launch, so people can experience the WOW we know the technology delivers. We’ll be announcing more details on this soon, but in the meantime, if you want to lobby for an event in your town, let us know.
With only five months to launch, we’ve got a lot of stuff going on, so check this site for lots of new announcements in the coming months. The big push through GDC will be on software and games, and we have quite a few announcements and press releases to make between now and March 5th, so check the site and blog often through that time.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
As we look forward to an exciting 2007, we can also look back at an extremely eventful and successful 2006. Our company went public (trading on the OTC:BB under NVNT) and continued to assemble a great team and build a fun work environment. On the technology side of things, the Falcon got a slick new look, we added a quick-disconnect feature to the Falcon’s handle for easy swapping between different grips, we incorporated many new games to the list of titles set to be available at launch, and we announced that VTech will manufacture the Novint Falcon.
We also won awards from several prestigious sources in the gaming and consumer electronics world in anticipation of our launch. The Falcon won the “IGN Best of E3: Gear” award in a category that included the Wii remote. The Falcon was one of three finalists in the “IGN Best of E3: Hardware/Peripheral” award, alongside the PS3 console and the Wii controller. The Falcon was a Gamespot Finalist for “E306 Editor’s Choice Award: Best Hardware,” again as one of three finalists alongside the PS3 and the Wii. Recently, Novint was also named “Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree” by the Consumer Electronics Association.
As part of the Innovations Award honor, the Novint Falcon will be highlighted at the 2007 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at Innovations Plus at the Sands, which showcases the hottest technologies in the consumer electronics industry. It will also be featured at Novint’s booth 72924 in the new CES Gaming TechZone in the Sands Expo. We’re honored to be invited to show off the Falcon in such a prominent venue—it’s a great way to start off the new year.
As we move forward, much of our focus will be on preparing for launch, and we want your help in getting ready. Tell your family about the Falcon. Tell your friends about the Falcon. Tell strangers about the Falcon. The more Falcons we sell, the more we can expand with many more great games and software.
We also want your help in setting some of our direction. We want to hear what Novint Falcon games folks are anticipating most, what software and genres they most want to see that we are missing, and what games you would most like to see expanded with additional levels and gameplay. We still have some flexibility before launch, and a lot of flexibility for titles to come out soon after launch – we want to give you what you want. Let us know what you want to see available for launch, and of course feel free to write about anything else you want to discuss on our blog. 2007 should be an exciting year for Novint!