Starbreeze AB today presented its next in line Virtual Reality experience shorts produced under its Publishing arm to be produced for future Location Based Initiatives (LBE) in the StarVR Virtual Reality HMD. Each experience aims to push the bar beyond what’s possible in home use setups. You can watch the presentation at the 1:03:30 mark in the above video.
Bo Andersson-Klint, StarVR Chairman of the Board and Starbreeze CEO, as well as Brooks Brown, Starbreeze Global Director of VR, presented the following solutions and upcoming titles on stage during Next@Acer in New York:
PRESENZ is a revolutionary technology for immersive VR cinema made by Belgian company Nozon. PresenZ allows for interactive parallax in virtual reality and delivers high quality blockbuster computer graphics (CG) with true immersive feeling. Interactive parallax is a technique to enhance viewers’ perception of perspective and view depth, adding to the immersive feeling.
THE RAFT takes players on a thrilling cinematic adventure and comes from RED Interactive Agency. Lured by an ancient treasure, a brave band of explorers make their way down an ominous river. Players must work together to navigate and protect their raft, but keeping it afloat is the least of their worries. As they venture deeper into the mysterious jungle, various creatures will be attacking them and wreaking havoc to the raft. Only resourceful, coordinated teams will reach the prize, while others will be lost forever to realities unknown. The experience aims to leverage larger than normal playing space tuned towards LBE setups.
HERO – From the award winning studio that brought us 1979 REVOLUTION: Black Friday, iNK Stories creates an electrifying first-person rescue experience that throws players into the volatile streets of the civilian warzone in Syria — where survival is secondary to saving the lives of others. An idyllic day is split open as the sound of sirens fill the sky as the F16s above you continue their bombing campaign on your home town. Suddenly a bomb hits the side of an apartment building. As a volunteer rescue worker, alongside your trusted canine companion, you are called upon your own journey. Put on the headset and ask yourself - What does it really mean to be a Hero?
APE-X - From Lucky Hammers, Fight for your survival and freedom atop a towering building. Feel the rush of hanging 500 meters above City Street as a 12-ton cyber APE named, Big Mike. Forced to disconnect from his virtual “Happy Place” to take action. Big Mike has nothing but a ledge beneath his feet and an antenna to grab onto. Witness the breath-taking view of the city below and the sounds of the metropolis coming from all angles...and how quickly it’s interrupted by the all too familiar buzz of the laboratory guard drones. Listen closely to the Doctor’s instructions in order to survive this ordeal and finally gain your freedom. With 360 degrees of mobility around the peak of the high rise, the player has to shuffle around the building ledge in order to avoid being spotted. The inevitable confrontation lets the player discover the extent of their capabilities in Big Mike’s cyber body as you blast and swat guard drones out of the sky.
PROJECT GOLEM lets users take control of a giant robot mech to fight off an alien invasion threatening the world. Desert Owl games will be creating a fresh new way to bring the fight to the alien hordes, Golem uses the extensive technology of the STARVR platform to finally give players a very physical, 1:1 way to fight. Be prepared to defend the Earth!
ELEMENTERRA is a social VR world-building puzzle game, that takes place amidst a cosmic event of the cataclysmic sort. The player will be able to take on the role as a god-like deity and assist the population of the universe to rebuild the planets.