One of the biggest challenges facing indie developers isn’t just creating a videogame but getting it published to hopefully make some money. This week Arizona Sunshine creator Vertigo Games has announced it’ll publish Little Chicken Game Company’s Traffic Jams later this year.
A tongue-in-cheek experience set in a world where all the traffic lights have stopped working, it’s up to you to stop all hell breaking loose and keep vehicles and pedestrians moving in the right direction.
While the jobs start out small, ensuring people cross the road safely and making sure drivers don’t get road rage by keeping the traffic flowing, events soon take a far more disastrous turn. You’ll have to deal with (un)natural disasters like the occasional meteorite, monsters and of course rude pedestrians and impatient drivers.
“VR is successfully carving out its place in the living room and we immediately saw the potential of Traffic Jams to excite both new and experienced VR players there,” said Richard Stitselaar, Managing Director at Vertigo Games in a statement. “Its playful art style and fun characters combined with easy to pick-up, hard to master gameplay makes it appealing and accessible to a wide audience in a genre that has not yet seen its fill. We’re thrilled to combine our forces with old friends at Little Chicken and help them bring this gem to VR players worldwide.”
“In Vertigo Games we found the ideal partner and publisher for Traffic Jams,” said Yannis Bolman, CEO at Little Chicken Game Company. “Not only do they provide a wealth of information about the world of VR games through their experience in this field, in Vertigo Games we found like-minded souls that enjoy creativity and crazy ideas to make the most of this unique medium we call VR. Next to this synergy we’ve known the people at Vertigo for many years, and it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with them and combine our powers through Traffic Jams.“
This isn’t the first VR title from Little Chicken Game Company as the studio previously released Track Lab in 2018 for PlayStation VR. A mixed music creation and puzzle-solving videogame, VRFocus noted in its review: “Its definitely worth your time if you are interested in music or puzzle games.”
Vertigo Games and Little Chicken Game Company plan to launch Traffic Jams later this year for all major headsets.