BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VRstudios is sinking to new depths – on purpose.
VRstudios, a leading global virtual reality (VR) company offering immersive commercial entertainment and enterprise solutions, launched their underwater fantasy VR game, “planktOs: Crystal Guardians.” The company’s new content marks the industry’s first wireless, full-range-of-motion, multi-player VR game for families and teams to play together. The news also signifies the company’s first of many titles using the Unreal engine.
“Many VR games today involve violent first-person shooter content,” said Charles Herrick, CEO of VRstudios. “With planktOs, players use bubbles not bullets. We’re bringing an extremely fun, positive and playful game to all sorts of VR tastes.”
Designed through collaboration between VRstudios (VRcade), Blot Interactive (www.blotinteractive.com) and Syndicate 17 (www.syndicate17.com), “planktOs: Crystal Guardians” is a magical bubble-blasting experience where players are charged with the task of protecting precious crystals from tainted fish. By purging the fish with a jet stream of bubbles, individuals or teams can compete for the highest score during three different levels of difficulty.
“It honestly feels like you are submerged in an amazing underwater landscape,” added Herrick.
“Our ‘planktOs: Crystal Guardians’ VR game, with its focus on family fun, will broaden the opportunity for our entertainment customers and partners to better serve a diverse set of customers,” added Mary Jesse, Chief Strategy Officer at VRstudios and a pioneer in immersive location-based entertainment. “VRstudios’ unique approach to VR is helping U.S. and international theme parks, family entertainment centers, arcades and other entertainment venues to grow their revenue and increase customer loyalty.”
Chanel Summers, co-founder of Syndicate 17 and also an industry pioneer in the field of interactive audio, added, “planktOs is a deeply charming and captivating game that illustrates how VRstudios is surpassing other immersive entertainment through its superior technology and creative content partnerships.”
VRstudios will showcase “planktOs: Crystal Guardians” at the Immerse Technology Summit, beginning at the show’s evening VIP event on October 10 and exhibit hall on October 11, at Bellevue, Washington’s Meydenbauer Center.
VRstudios (www.vrstudios.com) is a leading global VR technology company delivering the first truly wireless, full-range-of-motion, multi-participant, immersive experiences for commercial entertainment, CAD visualization and critical simulation training.
VRstudios is the first VR company to offer an all-in-one solution bundle, including its own experience management software, wireless headsets and interactive devices, entertainment content and developer tools. The company launched in 2014 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.