SideQuest raises $650,000 for testing apps and games for Oculus Quest

Sideloading platform SideQuest is taking $650K in early investment from BoostVC, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, and The Fund. The relatively small preseed funding will help SideQuest’s Shane Harris and Orla Harris build a testing service and other tools for virtual reality developers.

“I am investing in SideQuest because I believe in their vision for VR development and distribution,” Luckey said in a prepared statement. “No HMD manufacturer should have a stranglehold on the VR ecosystem or unilateral control over what people run on their VR headsets, and when I look at Sidequest, I see the spirit of Oculus Share.”

When the initial wave of consumer VR interested began to crest in 2016, some developers used a startup called Fishbowl VR as a testing service. That startup, however, didn’t survive as the market transitioned toward Oculus Quest. SideQuest, meanwhile, sprang up after developer Shane Harris realized in 2019 there was need

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We also talk to the founder of Antstream Arcade, a retro gaming streaming service that will let you play classic games, including those you remember on the Amiga and Commodore 64, on your PC, Mac, console or phone.

And finally, contributing ed Adrian has been living in the world of virtual reality,

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