Earlier this year Australian developer MarineVerse launched its first virtual reality (VR) title for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality, VR Regatta. Today, the team are back with a new experience for mobile platforms Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR, a casual sailing videogame called Big Breezy Boat.
Mush like VR Regatta, Big Breezy Boat allows users to experience what it is like to sail freely in the vast open ocean. Toning down the content for mobile devices, players get to learn the art of sailing on their own private yacht in this single-player experience.
They get to manipulate their boat using a variety of controls, such as steering the wheel to change the direction, adjusting the handle and turning the winch to tighten or loosen the sails. The videogame features fixed point teleportation, enabling players to hop to various spots on the boat to handle the controls.
Lead developer at MarineVerse Greg Dziemidowicz said in a statement: “I’m really excited for there to finally be a highly accessible VR sailing experience for the masses. I hope that with the attractive price of Oculus Go, sailing clubs will fully embrace opportunities that virtual reality sailing training has to offer.”
Big Breezy Boat is the product of years of research, development, design, and testing by a small group of passionate sailors and technologists, who created MarineVerse, a studio spread across the globe and working together through the internet.
Oculus Go has only been out a few short weeks and already its seen a number of titles newly released for it – alongside the masses of Gear VR compatible titles available. These have included Coatsink’s They Suspect Nothing, République VR, Trains VR and Wands.
Those who own an Oculus Go or Samsung Gear VR, Big Breezy Boat is available now via the Oculus Store with a launch discount of 10 percent, retailing for $4.49 USD. VRFocus will continue its coverage of MarineVerse, reporting back with further videogame announcements and updates.