Indie development studio Tigertron initially announced its first virtual reality (VR) title, Jupiter & Mars during the December 2017 PlayStation Experience. Now the team has unveiled a new gameplay trailer and screenshots for the upcoming PlayStation VR experience.
Jupiter & Mars puts players in the role of dolphins Jupiter and her companion, Mars, as they explore five distinct “biomes,” such as tropical islands and sunken underwater cities. Set on a future Earth where mankind has disappeared, they must enlist the help of a group of ancient whales called The Elders to confront and solve the after-effects of man’s industrial legacy.
As you’ll see from the new screenshots and gameplay trailer Tigertron has created a vast and vivid world, rich not only in marine life but also in the remnants of mankind.
In addition to the new details, Tigertron has announced a collaboration with The Ocean Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based environmental organisation, to support the group’s marine conservation initiatives by including unlockable content in Jupiter & Mars.
“We hope that by showcasing the efforts of organizations like The Ocean Foundation that we can enrich Jupiter & Mars with fact-based scientific content that expands upon the challenges our characters face, such as ocean acidification, the melting of polar icecaps, and coral reef bleaching,” said James Mielke, the creative director for Tigertron in a statement. “Video games are such a unique, interactive medium, we felt this would be the perfect way to introduce groups like The Ocean Foundation to a whole new audience of gamers active and engaged about the world they live in.”
Mark J. Spalding, the president of The Ocean Foundation, added: “We at The Ocean Foundation are excited to join Tigertron in this unique partnership to raise awareness of the realities facing our global ocean. We hope that as players explore the digital underwater world of Jupiter & Mars, they will be inspired to protect life on our blue planet.”
Jupiter & Mars made its first playable debut in Kyoto, Japan this past weekend during the BitSummit Vol.6 event. The videogame is scheduled to appear this summer for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. For any further updates keep reading VRFocus.