I (Robin Ek, TGG) was just informed by the indie game developer Coatsink (the makers of “Shu” and “Esper”) that they plan to release their upcoming story-driven tactical RPG Augmented Empire” (which is set for a release sometime this year) exclusively for Samsung Gear VR:
“Heya Robin, I’m very excited our newly announce VR title set to release this year.
Augmented Empire is a story-driven tactical RPG set on the island of New Savannah, an isolated neo-noir city divided into three tiers by the ‘Citizen Grade System.’ While the citizens deemed of high societal value live in luxury at the summit, outliers and criminals are forced to live in squalor at the island’s depths.
From the armchair of their secluded hideout, the player uses simple look-and-click controls to instruct their team of 6 augmented misfits in a world rendered as an ‘augmented reality’ diorama before their eyes, while interacting with the office around them to investigate new developments, make calls, and develop the skills of their team.
A demo of Augmented Empire will be available for press and consumers at PAX East Boston (10th-12th March), SXSW Austin (16th-18th March) EGX Rezzed London (30th March – 1st April) and Pyrkon Festival Poland (28th – 30th April)” – Coatsink
So there you have it folks =) And if you like the sound of that, then you could get a chance to play the “Augmented Empire” demo during PAX East Boston, SXSW, EGX Rezzed London and Pyrkon Festival Poland game event.
Coatsink was founded at the end of 2009 by Tom Beardsmore and Paul Crabb. Since then the team has grown into a passionate and talented game development team of 34 + individuals, working on games for PC, VR platforms, console and mobile. For more information, please visit www.coatsink.com
Robin “V-Act” Ek
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