Launched this week by LA based indie developer Outlyer Virtual Reality, is an Android smartphone supporting virtual reality (VR) title called Croid, which uses the Google Cardboard head-mounted display (HMD).
In Croid players are put at the helm of a space fighter, the “Nav-Star 6”. The quest to shoot down interplanetary rock matter, called Croids, which intend to destroy our planet. Shoot down all the Croids before time runs out to save the Earth, otherwise it will be blown apart. Controls are simple, players position the crosshair with head movements and gaze at the Croid to fire. Your Nav-Star 6 fighter displays how many Croids are left to destroy and the time remaining until Earth is stuck by one. As each level is passed the degree of difficulty increases, but if Earth is hit then it’s game over.
Robert Bruza, Outlyer founder and CEO said in a statement: “With Croid, we’ve created a fun, casual gaming experience where players can immerse themselves in a mobile game and feel like they’re one with it. We’ve come a long way since we started developing the first mobile apps merely a decade ago for some of the entertainment and education industry’s biggest brands and now we’re at the beginning of the tidal wave of VR applications that will soon flood the market. Outlyer looks forward to leading the path as we help companies connect with their customers by creating impactful virtual reality experiences that truly capture the immersiveness of this revolutionary digital medium.”
Outlyer Virtual Reality was created by Emmy Award Winning company Big Bad Tomato partnering with a team of developers to create a studio that specialised in creating VR content for brands and other companies.
Croid is available now to download for £0.79 GBP, and VRFocus will continue to follow all the latest news and announcement from Outlyer Virtual Reality and report back.