Thursday, April 20: Step Out of Rick’s Garage and Explore A World Like No Other.
Adult Swim announced today the release of Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, presented by Adult Swim Games and Owlchemy Labs. Based on the critically-acclaimed and fan favorite Rick and Morty series, this multi-dimensional and incredibly immersive virtual reality (VR) experience will be available Thursday, April 20th for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets on Steam and Oculus Home for $29.99.
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is a fast-paced, chaotic VR adventure complete with mechanics and mayhem only possible in VR. Fans will experience the show in a totally new way– personally living life as a clone of Morty and all the trauma that comes with it. Navigate and rummage through Rick’s garage and the Smith household, and step through portals to alternate worlds. Follow Rick’s directions at your own risk to solve puzzles and complete missions in room-scale virtual reality.
Game features include:
– Experience and interact with Rick and Morty in 3D
– Probe, prod, throw and smash iconic items like the Plumbus
– Teleport around rooms to find hidden objects
– Real fake doors!
The longstanding success and pedigree of Adult Swim Games’ portfolio of titles combined with Owlchemy Labs commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in VR was a perfect partnership to creating something innovative for Rick and Morty with new technology.
“It was a privilege to work with the teams at Rick and Morty and Owlchemy,” said Jeff Olsen, vice president, Adult Swim Games. “We could not have asked for a more successful collaboration, or a better way to demonstrate Turner’s commitment to creating innovative fan experiences beyond the series.”
“We really believe fans are going to lose their minds at what we’ve developed,” says Owlchemy Labs CEO Alex Schwartz. “It’s been an incredible experience to develop for one of our favorite shows and see the joy on players’ faces when they get to explore Rick’s garage in VR, physically step through portals, and interact naturally with their hands in the world they’re already so familiar with. Players are interacting with the world of Rick and Morty in a way only possible in virtual reality, and they love it!”
About Adult Swim Games:
Adult Swim Games oversees the production, publishing and marketing of original games created by independent developers from around the world. With more than 200 games across PC, mobile, web, console and VR, Adult Swim Games’ unique offerings have received numerous industry accolades — including four #1 rankings in the App Store and a finalist for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at IGF. Popular titles include Robot Unicorn Attack, Pocket Mortys, Duck Game, and the upcoming Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove.
About Owlchemy Labs:
Founded in 2010 with the mission to build absurd and polished games, Owlchemy Labs has developed and published multiple original gaming titles spanning over 20 desktop and mobile platforms, including one of the first VR-enabled games on Steam. Their titles include Job Simulator (a Sundance Official Selection), the Adult Swim published Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, and the award winning desktop and mobile games Dyscourse, Jack Lumber, Snuggle Truck, and the Dejobaan collaboration, Aaaaaculus!
Owlchemy continues to share VR knowledge with the community as the founders of the 2000 member strong VR Austin group and as speakers on VR around the world. More information about Owlchemy Labs can be found at http://www.owlchemylabs.com.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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