Supermedium: The VR Comic Book Reader
A downloadable VR app
The VR Comic Book Reader: A new way to experience comics — in vivid grand scale and comfort.
We're Supermedium, a small two-person team building a space of immersive utilities beginning with a new way to read comics:
- Comic pages as striking life-sized murals
- Read free or indie comics or upload your own
- Use hands-free in comfort on the couch or in bed
- Immerse in a distraction-less environment
- Colors of the sky shift to match the comic
- Detailed and sharp to almost appear 3D
Supermedium is available for the Oculus Quest by installing through Sidequest. Here's an easy guide on how to install apps to the Oculus Quest.
Sharp, Vivid, Immersive
We've taken great care in presenting the pages of a comic book as sharp, vivid, and immersive as they have ever been.
"Experiencing it in VR, specifically experiencing the artwork at this scale, is incredible. It's like looking at a movie poster or artwork in a gallery."
A Smooth and Comfortable Reading Experience
No gimmicks, a smooth reading experience needing only your thumb. Chill on the couch or lay in bed.
"Other than Shadowpoint sessions, the sessions I spent in the app are the longest unbroken sessions I have had in VR, because it's just super comfy."
Companion Desktop App: Sync Your Comics Wirelessly
The Supermedium companion desktop app serves and syncs comics wirelessly to your Oculus Quest. Just open the app, select folders where your comics are, and they will be all available to browse and read within the Oculus Quest. Windows for now, Mac / Linux coming very soon.
Featuring Indie Comics
Support us by buying the initial version and stay tuned on what we might add next to Supermedium (e.g., book reader, Reddit client, Spotify visualizer, video player). If you purchase, you'll get looped in and help control the direction of our early work on these new features.
Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or if you are in a financially difficult situation to purchase the app, contact us and we'll work something out. Every dollar goes a long way in helping our small two-person team try to push VR forward.
In order to download this VR app you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- 9/16/2020: VR App Update (Antialiasing)Sep 17, 2020
- 9/12/2020: New Version Released (PDF Support)Sep 12, 2020
- 08/30/2020: New Beta Versions ReleasedAug 30, 2020
- 08/26/2020: Updates, Still Working on Polish and Rough EdgesAug 26, 2020
- 08/19/2020: Currently Improving PDF SupportAug 20, 2020
- 08/15/2020: Companion App Speed Boost, PDF SupportAug 16, 2020
- 08/13/2020: USB Transfer, Upcoming FixesAug 13, 2020
- 08/07/2020: USB Transfer Coming, UpdatesAug 07, 2020