The Lost Bear is an upcoming 2D VR adventure game for Playstation VR.
The Lost Bear’ is a cinematic 2D VR platformer with a hand painted art style. Set in a strange and abandoned world, the story follows Walnut as she is pulled from the safety of her brother. Bravely venturing out on her own Walnut has to overcome her fears and save her beloved teddy from the clutches of the Toy Snatcher.
“Creating our first game ‘The Lost Bear’ has been a big milestone for us, it’s been a tough road with many sleepless nights. The learning curve to making a 2D game in VR has been very challenging, we’ve had to overcome many creative and technical decisions in order to bring ‘The Lost Bear’ to life. With everything we’ve learnt I’m excited for the future”- Daniel Robinson of Fabrik Studios
From an art point of view, Lead Artist Martin Reimann said that “Working on ‘The Lost Bear’ really helped us define our art style and create something very special on the PSVR platform. PSVR really pushed us creatively as we had to create a consistent world in both 3d and 2d”.
Lead Designer Jack Bennett said that from his perspective "Working in VR brings with it a lot of new and interesting challenges compared to a standard 2D game. We really had to put a lot of thought into how to communicate to the player to focus on the 2D or the 3D areas of the game. I think the final result really immerses the player in the world of The Lost Bear and brings a fresh twist to the 2D platformer”.
Jack concluded that “Odd Bug Studio is very proud to be working on ‘The Lost Bear’ with Fabrik Games “Working with Graeme Ankers and his team at Fabrik has been a key pillar for Odd Bug Studio. Fabrik gave us the time and space to immerse ourselves in the world of ‘The Lost Bear’ and develop our technical and business skills”
Fabrik’s CEO Graeme Ankers had this to say on this unique collaboration "At the very start of Fabrik one of our key approaches was to unite brand new game development teams with our in-house expertise. I am truly proud to see this realised with both The Lost Bear and the creation of a very talented and brand-new studio in Oddbug. This mix of experience meets new talent, combined with a passion for bringing new ideas and games to market makes Fabrik different”
No release date has been set but the team promises more to come soon.