Kingdom Games releases world’s first Action-RPG video game available for OSVR HDK 2 VR headset
Virtual reality (VR) support for FIVE: Champions of Canaan
[Austin, TX 11/10/2016 0300AM EST]– Kingdom Games, a leading Austin-based game developer, in cooperation with Razer, announced today the successful launch of their title FIVE: Champions of Canaan featuring universally accessible virtual reality (VR) gameplay using Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR).
As the next chapter in the FIVE Saga, FIVE: Champions of Canaan is the first Action-RPG game available with VR support of the OSVR Hacker Development Kit (HDK2), one of the best virtual reality headsets available. “I’m pleased to be partnering with Razer,” says James Parkman, Studio Head at Kingdom Games. “Given the high-level of excellence displayed over the years with their PC peripherals, we are happy to partner with Razer on their OSVR initiative and hopefully many others in the future.”
“It is incredibly exciting to be working with Kingdom Games to bring the first arena based action-RPG FIVE: Champions of Canaan to the OSVR ecosystem.” Says Christopher Mitchell, Business Lead, OSVR. “RPGs that offer depth in character leveling and customization are rare in VR today and it is great this is now accessible to all the headsets supported by OSVR including the HDK 2.”
Bringing VR experiences to a PC game title in just a couple of months is a major achievement, and Razer’s hardware expertise and open source approach were invaluable throughout the process. “Development for virtual reality (VR) support on FIVE: Champions of Canaan using Razer’s open platform with the HDK2 headset has been a very smooth and enjoyable experience,” says Aaron Standridge, Kingdom Games Director of Technology. “Razer’s efforts to bring accessible VR experiences to the masses via the OSVR project benefits both consumers and developers alike.”
About FIVE: Champions of Canaan
Initially released on Steam in September 2016 for Windows-based PCs, FIVE: Champions of Canaan (www.FIVEChampionsofCanaan.com), features a gladiatorial style game mechanic, and stands as the next chapter in the FIVE Saga, which includes the 11-Act epic, FIVE: Guardians of David (www.FIVEGuardiansofDavid.com). Earning a Teen rating from the Entertainment Software Review Board (ESRB), FIVE: Champions of Canaan is tailor-made for Action-RPG fans of almost any age. Set in a region on the brink of endless war, players are invited to honor their father’s legacy and become a true Champion of Canaan.
OSVR™ is the world’s largest open source VR software platform designed to set an open standard for virtual reality input devices, games and output to enable the development of a cohesive VR ecosystem which provides enhanced compatibility and hardware choices to anyone looking to enjoy VR. Supported by industry leaders, the OSVR framework unites developers and gamers alike under a single platform. Plug in. Play Everything.
About Kingdom Games
Kingdom Games is a leader in the development and production of entertainment software that not only challenges game playing prowess, but opens up new worlds to explore spiritual, historical and artistic value. At Kingdom Games we invite players to find true heroism through service, honor, and strength of spirit. With every game we strive to provide exhilarating and great entertainment that embodies true to life principles while being relatable to every generation of gamer. In 2014, Kingdom Games acquired 4Soils. This acquisition expanded the Kingdom Games portfolio to include mobile-based social games. To learn more about Kingdom Games, please visit: www.kingdomgames.com, follow us on Twitter @KingdomGamesATX and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/KingdomGamesATX.
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