Steel Wool Studios Sets in Motion VR Physics-Based Puzzle Adventure — Bounce — Coming Soon for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift


Bounce challenges you to solve complex physics-based puzzles to help your robot companion D1G-B bounce his way to his final destination

OAKLAND, CA — October 20, 2016 — Steel Wool Studios — an independent VR development studio formed by creative veterans of Pixar Animation Studios, Lucasfilm, and Telltale Games — today announced that Bounce, a physics-based puzzle game, is coming soon for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Bounce combines the powerful narrative elements of feature animation films with the intricate gameplay mechanics of VR to create the ultimate puzzle adventure. Players are tasked with helping their playful robot companion, D1G-B, bounce, sling, jump, shoot, and roll his way through an increasingly complex labyrinth of rooms on a galactic spaceship to make his way to his final destination.

Check out the Bounce teaser trailer here for a glimpse into the wild physics gameplay:

Bounce started off as an early experiment to see how far we could push the limits of VR to challenge players,” said Jason Topolski, co-founder of Steel Wool Studios. “By introducing a narrative element, which is core to our game philosophy, we think we’ve added a cool new dimension to the physics game genre that will keep the players excited about what happens next.”

Under the watchful eyes of two serious-looking robots, H8-Bit and 2Bit, players help D1G-B traverse 50 rooms using an array of gadgets including accelerators, trampolines, and tractor beams to exit each level’s portal. As the journey progresses, so does the insanity, with moving blockers, laser gates, gravity wells, and multi-floor rooms all working to impede your advance. D1G-B’s fate is in the hands of the players… will they be able to keep their promise of helping their robotic friend reach his new home?

Assets can be downloaded in the press kit here.

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About Steel Wool Studios
Steel Wool Studios, previously Steel Wool Games, is an Oakland, CA-based independent studio that develops virtual reality games, interactive educational experiences, and narrative projects. Fortified by Pixar, Lucasfilm, Intel, and TellTale Games veterans who bring six decades of creative production experience and passion for great storytelling to the table, the studio aims to advance the state of VR with deft precision of skill or by sheer will, if necessary. The studio, known for its grimsical launch title Quar: Battle for Gate 18, a critically appraised turn-based strategy action game for the HTC Vive, is now creating games and imaginative experiences that will transport you into immersive stories in the realest fake environments you’ve ever set your eyes on.

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