Creative studio Tender Claws has announced that their virtual reality (VR) videogame Virtual Virtual Reality is reaching out to new platforms in the form of releasing to new headsets. The title was initially launched last year as an exclusive for Google Daydream and has since become an award-winning, narrative driven VR experience.
In Virtual Virtual Reality, players find themselves in a near future where artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed society and now humans are searching for a purpose. Players are welcomed by an AI overlord, Chaz, to Activitude, a virtual service where humans must assist AI clients in a number of tasks that increase in curious natural. Players will have to wear dozens of virtual VR headsets within the title to be transported between the different virtual realities, and complete the tasks that are put before them. As players progress deeper into the experience the story starts to unfold and players will ultimately need to break free and reclaim their humanity before it is all to late.
The release of Virtual Virtual Reality was meant with praise the the title went on to be a success. Now Tender Claws are bring it to a number of new platforms including the Oculus Go, Lenovo Mirage Solo and the Samsung Gear VR.
“Since we first launched V-VR last year, we’ve been humbled by the enthusiastic response and working hard to bring the game to new platforms so that players can access V-VR regardless of their setup,” said Samantha Gorman, Tender Claws Co-Founder and V-VR Game Lead. “We’re thrilled to be launching the game on the new Oculus Go and Lenovo Mirage Solo headsets, plus on the Gear VR platform, which will introduce the crazy world of V-VR to many new communities.”
Back in July 2017, VRFocus’ Nina Salomons got the chance to talk to Samantha Gorman about Virtual Virtual Reality and learn more about the future of VR and the studio Tender Claws. During this internet Samantha gave advise for artists and writers saying: “One of the things I see is the danger of thinking that you can make something in 2D or think of a game or even a screenplay and import into VR I think you really need to think about what the medium can do, and design for the space and think about the user experience in VR and what it does best accordingly.”
Virtual Virtual Reality is available now for Google Daydream, Oculus Go, Lenovo Mirage Solo and Samsung Gear VR. For more on the title and Tender Claws in the future, keep reading VRFocus.