The Cast AR Kickstarter
project coming from two ex-Valve employees reached its $400,000 goal today, after just two days
of being open to backers. Cast AR is a pair of augmented reality glasses that project graphics into the real world for multiple players to interact with.
Technical Illusions, the duo of Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, were granted permission
to continue the project after being let go by Valve alongside other hardware developers in February
. The team set up a few stretch goals to continue funding the glasses after its initial goal: $600,000 will enable the developers to include a "customizable dungeon tile mapper" and reaching the $800,000 mark will add a microphone to the headset. There's plenty of time to reach these stretch goals; the funding campaign will conclude on November 14.