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Whirlwind FX Launches Vortx, the World's First Environmental Simulator for PC Gaming

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PC peripheral instantly adds immersion and intensity to any game or
multimedia experience

Whirlwind FX, today announced the North American launch of Vortx, the
world's first environmental simulator for PCs that augments video games
and multimedia. Using proprietary technology to unpack complex audio and
visual cues, Vortx reacts in real-time to on-screen stimuli with direct
blasts of heated and cool air to simulate wind, explosions, and other
action. With an easy plug-and-play USB setup, Vortx works with any game
or multimedia experience right out of the box. Vortx is now available
for purchase in North America at https://www.whirlwindfx.com/.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180913005242/en/

#getblown with Vortx (Photo: Business Wire)

#getblown with Vortx (Photo: Business Wire)

Vortx's EX algorithm is a patented environmental experience engine built
to create a physical response to multimedia instantly adjusting to
individual playstyles, on-the-fly. A streamlined air deflector within
the Vortx forces air through heating elements for precise temperature
control which produces effects felt up to six feet away. An adjustable
airflow nozzle, along with lighting and temperature controls offer
customized settings.

Intended to amplify media, the Vortx's hot and cool air effects add
another dimension to interactive storytelling, thrilling the user and
further blurring the lines between fantasy and reality. Jumping out of a
plane, avoiding incoming grenades, driving a vehicle or even exploring
an alien planet can be felt now.

"I was inspired to develop Vortx after being in a virtual reality demo
on the top of Mount Everest when someone opened a door, and I got a gust
of wind on my body," said Timothy Sun, Founder and CEO of Whirlwind FX.
"An engineer by trade, I was motivated to find a way to recreate an
immersive experience for others that goes beyond the boundaries of sight
and sound. Vortx adds a deeper level of presence and depth, bringing
users inside games like never before."

Named "Best Gaming Product" finalist by Engadget at CES 2018, Vortx is
available now in North America for $119.99. This version of Vortx is
PC-only, works with any game and requires PCs with Windows 10. Vortx is
the first product from Whirlwind FX, a Bay Area-based startup founded in
2017. Watch the launch trailer here
and download assets here.
To purchase Vortx, or for more information visit https://www.whirlwindfx.com/
and get blown away.

About Whirlwind FX

Whirlwind FX is the maker of Vortx, the world's first environmental
simulator for the PC. Founded in 2017, Whirlwind FX's mission is to
develop a fully-immersive experience that adds a level of presence and
depth, going beyond the boundaries of sight and sound. The thrill of the
sensation will unlock a new way to feel a game, watch a video and
experience digital media. Named "Best Gaming Product" finalist by
Engadget at CES 2018, Vortx officially launched September 2018 in North
America. Whirlwind FX is a startup based in the Bay Area. For more
information, please visit https://www.whirlwindfx.com/.

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