Resolution Games has today revealed the details of the studio’s next virtual reality (VR) project, Narrows, a videogame of swashbuckling pirate adventure. Coming soon on Google Daydream, Narrows will follow the studio’s wildly successful VR fishing title Bait!, the carnival-themed mini-game collection Wonderglade, and the VR interpretation of classic card game Solitaire Jester.
“We’ve been ecstatic about how our first games have been received, but Narrows will be our biggest game yet,” said Tommy Palm, co-founder and CEO of Resolution Games. “Pirate adventures have long been a part of our culture, from literature classics like Treasure Island to historical villains like Blackbeard and his contemporaries, the golden age of piracy is rife with legend and lore.”
Narrows will offer players a unique view of a pirate’s life, while allowing players to explore numerous voyages on the sea, creating their own mariner myths in the process.
“While the idea of action and adventure may skew to a slightly different audience than our earlier games, we’re confident that the intuitive controls and welcoming design will make Narrows an experience that the whole family can enjoy,” added Palm. “With Bait! and Wonderglade, we managed to create fun and accessible games that appeal to the widest possible audience. In that same vein, Narrows is very much a product of the Resolution Games design philosophy. We’re making VR games for everyone.”
In 2015, Resolution Games announced the raising of $6 million (USD) in order to develop mobile VR videogames and experiences. Investors included Google Ventures, Creandum, Initial Capital, Bonnier Growth Media, and Partech Ventures. At the time, the studio claimed to have seven prototype experiences in the works, a few of which have since been released in the forms of Wonderglade and Bait!.
Bait! has been Resolution Games’ biggest success story in immersive media to date, having revealed more than two million players had played the videogame. The company recently announced a spin-off from the title, Bait! Arctic Open, is in development for Facebook Spaces, the Oculus Rift social VR application designed to leverage the Facebook community.
While Resolution Games continues to support Bait!, the development of Narrows is expected to be finalised with a planned 2018 launch. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Narrows and other forthcoming VR titles from Resolution Games.