OSVR Developer Fund Sponsored By Razer Greenlights 15 New VR Games From Hundreds Of Submissions, More In Store

BERLIN (IFA 2016) – Razer, co-founders of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), the largest open source virtual reality consortium in the world, today announced 15 new games slated for release into the OSVR ecosystem. The titles were chosen from among several hundred proposals submitted by applicants seeking consideration from the recently announced OSVR Developer Fund. The fund is a content accelerator program that avails $5 million dollars to the developer community to promote universally accessible VR content. The fund supports games like CDF Starfighter, PolyRunner and more, to get them compatible with all VR hardware in the OSVR ecosystem.

“The large number of submissions for our OSVR Developer Fund are a great indicator of how important an open ecosystem is to VR developers,” says Christopher Mitchell, OSVR Lead, Razer. “We look forward to even more incredible innovations, inspired by the early-stage success we are fostering now.”

A second, larger batch of titles is currently in the process of being greenlit for announcement end of Q3.

New confirmed titles:

The following titles will join a library of games already available on the platform such as Elite: Dangerous and Project CARS through SteamVR support. There is also support for non-gaming content like WebVR and various media players.

Screenshots can be downloaded here: http://resource.osvr.com/public_download/GameScreenshots.zip

Limb

Take command from the bridge of a capital ship to conquer and secure systems and advanced technology for your faction.

Developer: Interdiction Studios

URL: https://www.patreon.com/InterdictionStudios

Available Q4, 2017

Abduction

You wake in the night and find you’re not alone. Make it through your apartment and survive the ABDUCTION.

Developer: Red Iron Labs

URL: http://www.redironlabs.com/Abduction

Available on October 31st, 2016

 PolyRunner

PolyRunner VR is an addictive, high-quality experience that tests your skills against an other-worldly, ever-changing landscape.

Developer: Lucid Sight

URL: www.lucidsight.com

Availability, TBA

 RC Soccer VR

High-speed R/C cars soccer experience features Desktop and Mobile VR Cross-Play. Global VR Challenge 2016 semi-finalist.

Developer: Beatshapers

Available Q4, 2016

 StarDrone VR

StarDrone VR is a furious blend of high-speed physics and pinball action, with strategic elements of break-out and object collection.

Developer: Beatshapers

Available Q4, 2016

 Theme Park Studio

Theme Park Studio is a powerful suite of tools that allows players to design, build, and experience stunning amusement parks.

Developer: Pantera Game Studio

URL: www.ThemeParkStudio.com

Availability, TBA

 Alice VR

Inspired by adventures of Alice in Wonderland, ALICE VR is a sci-fi exploration game with a deep plot and puzzles showing the power of VR technology.

Developer: Carbon Studios

URL:  http://alice-vr.com/

Available October, 2016

 Infinite

Infinite is an exploration game focusing on Riley, searching for a way home after crashing on a foreign planet

Developer: Project: Gateway VR Studios GmbH

URL: http://project-gateway.de/infinite/

Availability, TBA

The Hum: Abductions

The Hum: Abductions is a first person horror game inspired by the alien abductions folklore, with strong story, realistic graphics and VR support.

Developer: Totwise Studios

URL: http://thehumuniverse.com/the-hum-abductions/

Availability, TBA

 Redout

Redout is a futuristic arcade racing game, tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD.

Developer: 34BigThings

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OLVNDQfmCo

Available September, 2016

 The Brookhaven Experiment

Fend of waves of unearthly monsters in this Survival Horror shooter, called one of the ‘best in VR’ by HTC and Valve.

Developer: Phosphor Games

URL: http://phosphorgames.com/blog/games/the-brookhaven-experiment/

Available Q4, 2016

 A-10 VR

A-10 VR combines stunning graphics with simplistic gameplay to introduce players of all ages and skill to the possibilities of virtual reality.

Developer: Futuretown

URL: http://futuretown.io/portfolio/a-10-vr/

Available Q4, 2016

 Descent: Underground

Blast enemies deep inside asteroids and space stations in this zero-g, first-person, vehicular shooter- the world’s most intense VR experience!

Developer: Descendent Studios

URL: www.descentunderground.com

Available Now: http://store.steampowered.com/app/360950/

 Radial-G : Racing Revolved

Climb into the cockpit of a futuristic race craft and tear up the anti-gravity track.

Developer: Tammeka Games

URL: http://www.radial-g.com

Available Now: http://store.steampowered.com/app/330770/

 CDF Starfighter

Mad About Games Studios Ltd. is a small and passionate UK indie developer.  With a focus on Sci-fi and VR games and content we are working to make CDF Starfighter one of the best VR space combat simulators of our time.

Developer: Mad About Games Studios Ltd.

URL: http://www.cdfstarfighter.com

Available September, 2016

 

For all available and upcoming OSVR experiences visit: http://www.osvr.org/featured.html

Content developers interested in getting funded? Visit: http://www.osvr.org/fund.html

The beta version of the HDK Windows Installer is also available to get HDK owners into games easier: http://www.osvr.org/getting-started.html

 

Run OSVR supported content on your hardware:

Hardware developers interested in gaining access to the content can find the OSVR SDK online together with help guides at http://developer.osvr.org/. There are no licensing fees and they can choose to do it on their own or through official channels where they can get increased support.

Supporting OSVR is non-exclusive and they will be able to support any additional platforms that best suit their businesses.

If you are interested in getting your hardware supported email: dev@osvr.org

 About OSVR:

OSVR™ is the world’s largest open source VR software platform designed to set an open standard for virtual reality input devices, games and output to enable the development of a cohesive VR ecosystem which provides enhanced compatibility and hardware choices to anyone looking to enjoy VR.  Supported by industry leaders, the OSVR framework unites developers and gamers alike under a single platform. Plug in. Play Everything.

For the full list of OSVR supporters go to www.osvr.org

For info on the OSVR Developer Fund: http://www.osvr.org/fund.html

Like OSVR on FB: https://www.facebook.com/OpenSourceVR.

Follow OSVR on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OpenSource_VR.

 

About RAZER:

Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.

Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted “Best of CES” award consecutively for six years, the company’s leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community that is estimated to have over 1 billion gamers worldwide.

Razer’s award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.

Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek. For more information visit http://www.razerzone.com/about-razer.

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