AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 2, 2021 – Hailing from Owlchemy Labs, developer of popular and award winning titles ‘Job Simulator’ and ‘Vacation Simulator’, comes an original creation for the books—the comically catastrophic Cosmonious High! Cosmonious High will launch on Oculus Quest and SteamVR headsets in Spring 2022. Owlchemy Labs expands their signature focus on immersive and inclusive experiences, pairing it with the studio’s distinctive charm and humor.
Check out the reveal trailer here.
In Cosmonious High, players crash-land into their first day at an alien high school. This welcoming place is alive with interactive characters and quirky creatures but plagued by mysterious malfunctions. It’s up to the player to explore Owlchemy’s largest world yet and discover what’s causing all the chaos.
“With Cosmonious High, we’re breaking all the bounds. Players can go anywhere, interact with any character they see, and use their powers to resolve—or cause—as much chaos as they want,” said Chelsea Howe, Product Director at Owlchemy Labs.
The colorful, space-age setting is filled with familiar high school places and faces—with a cosmic twist. Players can interact with the rich world, dynamic characters (high-five!), and a plethora of class activities to unlock new powers and restore Cosmonious High to its former glory.
“We always pride ourselves in creating experiences that players can immerse themselves in while also injecting our own brand of humor and style. I believe we are doing just that with Cosmonious High; its world will feel familiar to our long-time fans and welcome new players,” Andrew Eiche, COOwl (Chief Operating Owl) of Owlchemy Labs, said.
“Cosmonious High encapsulates our core pillars of interaction, inclusivity, and accessibility. We continue to push the boundaries of VR and we cannot be more excited to launch our first new IP in five years,” added Devin Reimer, CEO (Chief Executive Owl) of Owlchemy Labs.
Here’s a taste of what players can expect in Cosmonious High:
- Living Characters – Experience the latest level of VR interaction with dynamic characters that respond to natural gestures. High five, fist bump, and converse with a quirky cast of characters!
- Juicy, Responsive World – The entire school is one big interactive playground for your powers. Just remember: having fun with powers is no excuse for skipping class!
- Unprecedented Exploration – Explore the biggest space Owlchemy Labs has ever built! Hang with your friends in the Grand Hall, perform experiments in Chemosophy, and get creative in Visualetics.
- Gorgeous Visuals – Enjoy the vibrant, colorful world of Cosmonious High in an art style as unique and playful as the school!
- A Hand Full of Powers – Unlock alien powers to help explore the world around you!
Assets for Cosmonious High can be found here.
More information about Cosmonious High, including the cast of characters and alien powers, will be revealed in the coming months. For more updates and news about Cosmonious High, stay tuned to the Owlchemy Labs blog: owlchemylabs.com
About Owlchemy Labs
Owlchemy Labs is an XR studio with a passion for polished, playful VR games and experiences. Founded in 2010 and based out of Austin, TX, we believe that natural, spatial interactions make virtual reality the ultimate destination for new forms of gameplay and immersion. We love building experiences for everyone: oozing with style, absurdly funny, and with ground-breaking accessibility to bring more joy to more people. Our titles include the award-winning, platinum-selling VR launch title “Job Simulator”, the Emmy-nominated “Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality”, and our latest top ten VR title “Vacation Simulator”. Owlchemy was acquired by Google in 2017 and continues to share its pioneering experiments and VR best practices through blog posts, white papers, and talks around the globe.
More information about Owlchemy Labs can be found at https://owlchemylabs.com.
TriplePoint on Behalf of Owlchemy Labs