Resolution Games Dives into Augmented Reality, Reveals Initial Details of First AR Game ‘Bait! Under the Surface’
Coming to major mobile AR platforms, the studio’s initial AR game will expand their popular Bait! fishing series outside of VR for the first time
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., and STOCKHOLM, March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — After three years spent establishing themselves as a market leader in virtual reality (VR), Resolution Games will be expanding their efforts to include new gaming experiences in augmented reality (AR) and have announced initial details on their first title, which is slated for release in 2018.
Bait! Under the Surface will be the third entry in Resolution Games’ popular Bait! fishing franchise, which has garnered more than 2 million downloads to date. The original Bait!, which recreates the experience of casting your rod and reeling in a big catch, was released to critical acclaim on Gear VR in 2016 and Daydream in 2017.
Resolution Games was also selected by Facebook to be the first developer partner to create content for Spaces, their social VR app, which resulted in the casting-and-chatting social experience Bait! Arctic Open to launch last Fall. Bait! Under the Surface will take the series’ gameplay into fresh waters once more, giving players the ability to create a fishing hole right in their living room floor, while having the collections and character development that the series is known for. You can see a trailer of the AR game Bait! Under the Surface here: https://youtu.be/hWQKD9TKWsU.
Ahead of the game’s launch to the more than 100 million ARCore supported Android devices, you can try out an early demo during the Games Developer Conference March 21-23, 2018 in San Francisco, CA at Google’s booth (823 South Hall Moscone Center).
“We’re so grateful to have been able to get an early start in VR, and to have become key players in helping to shape the standards for content being created in the space,” said Tommy Palm, CEO and co-founder of Resolution Games. “In terms of technology, AR and VR are rooted in many of the same principles. Given our experience in mobile VR, it’s only natural to transition these learnings to AR. These are still the early days of AR gaming, and just as we’ve done in VR we’re eager to play our part in helping to shape its journey.”
Bait! Under the Surface is expected to release later this year for both iOS and Android devices.
About Resolution Games:
Resolution Games is a VR and AR games studio creating accessible, fun games that everyone can enjoy – pushing the limits of the emerging visual computing space. Their VR fishing game, Bait!, is known as one of the most popular VR titles to date with more than 2 million downloads across Gear VR and Daydream. A Bait! multiplayer, social experience is available on Facebook Spaces with an AR version in the works. The studio’s carnival-themed game, Wonderglade, is one of the highest rated games on Daydream, where they also recently launched their roguelike pirate adventure game, Narrows. The studio is composed of game industry veterans, serial entrepreneurs and thought leaders with a proven track record of widely acclaimed success spanning across mass market and AAA games, free-to-play games, hardware and more. Resolution Games is privately held and based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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