New Frontiers

We're pleased to be included in today's announcement of Annapurna Interactive!

The artistry and diversity of interactive storytelling is exciting, and we look forward to exploring the limitless possibilities in gaming,” said Ellison, who is the daughter of Oracle founder and billionaire Larry Ellison. “We want to empower artists across this medium to make Annapurna Interactive their home, and I believe we’ve assembled the perfect team to make that happen.”

Annapurna Interactive is set to publish two games with release dates targeted for spring 2017: Jason Roberts’ “Gorogoa,” a hand-illustrated story inside a puzzle game in which players move panels on a grid as though arranging framed drawings on a wall; and Giant Sparrow’s “What Remains of Edith Finch,” described as a playable collection of short stories, each with different art styles and gameplay mechanics centered around the cursed Finch family.

In addition, Annapurna Interactive plans to release games from industry talent including San Francisco-based developer Funomena and creative director Keita Takahashi, creator of the “Katamari Damacy” franchise, and Mountains, which is led by Ken Wong, best known for his work on puzzle game “Monument Valley.”

It's lovely to be in such great company, with such great games & creative talent - and we look forward to talking with you more about this development next year. 

Woorld arrives today!

Hello hello hello! Today, the whimsical Tango experience WOORLD is available for download on the Google Play store with the the magical Lenovo Phab2Pro phone! 

What is Tango? It's is a set of sensors and computer vision software that enables augmented reality (AR) experiences on your smartphone, including utilities, gaming and education, so you can do more, play more and explore more. The Phab 2 Pro is the very first Tango enabled smartphone - which means that you can now play Woorld for yourself! 

We made Woorld with first-time AR users in mind - creating something that's part game, part creativity app... and all silliness. Curious to see more? Check out this little video that Keita made to help announce the game at Lenovo's most recent event in Japan.

We are super excited to release this little game to the public, and are really looking forward to see what you make with it. Tag us in your #WOORLD videos with @funomena @projecttango and @lenovo so we can see your world in a whole new way. 

Luna VR at PAX 2016

Hello everyone! As you may have seen from some of our more recent Tweets and Facebook posts, we've been hard at work in our headsets, bringing our new game Luna to VR.

Those of you who have been following the game's progress may recall that Luna's early PC development explored the idea of a gesture-based interface via our partnership with Intel's RealSense program. We were particularly interested to see how tracking a player's hands could give them the feeling of touching Luna's storybook world, interacting with the creatures & objects they discovered, and connecting with the events that transpired within.

As we continued to investigate these ideas, we saw more and more potential for engaging players and their creativity by directly involving their hands and body. We began to wonder how the game would look in VR, and how it would feel if you could touch it with tracked controllers. And once we saw just how immersive it felt, we knew it had to be...

So we are *very* excited to announce that Luna will be playable in VR at PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend, at the Indie Megabooth (booth 859). We're also thrilled to be showcased by two of our outstanding partners - Oculus and AMD! You will be able to play Luna on all Oculus Touch stations at the PAX 2016 VR Free-Play area (4th floor, Westin - Ballroom 1), and also at AMD (booth 1613). 

Luna is a uniquely tactile VR experience, where the focus is on observing, listening and adding your own personal touch to the world. In this particular demo, you can use the tracked controllers to solve puzzles, revealing the pieces of a miniature, musical forest. You can then rebuild the world with these pieces, which slowly reveals Austin Wintory's interactive score, while brinigning the forest & its characters back to life.

In addition to this playable VR version of Luna, we'll have lovely new Luna T-shirts, signed Bird & Owl posters, some new stickers and these incredibly adorable Bird buttons...

BirdButton

Sound beautiful and intriguing? Want some cute swag? Excited to get something signed, shake a hand, or give us some good old fashioned encouragement? Stop by and let us know you're out there!! We're really looking forward to meeting you, listening to you play, and hearing what you think. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOORLD - Sneaky peek for Tango devs

The AR title we have been developing in collaboration with Google is now available on the Play store! That means that if you have a TANGO dev kit, you can download the game and give it a try. We'd love to hear your feedback about the play experience, and have set up this email address for collecting your thoughts & screenshots. Please let us know what your WOORLD looks like! 

When can non-developers get their hands on WOORLD? The game will ship on all Phab2 Pro phones - coming from Lenovo this September!