REDspace LAUNCHES Gunball, a VR Sports-Shooter Experience like no other Absurd, Frantic Fun Comes to HTC Vive
Halifax, Canada (June 28, 2017) — REDspace announces the launch of Gunball, their VR sports/shooter hybrid experience for HTC VIVE. The game is available to consumers at a discounted price of $9.75, for one week, ending on July 5. After this discount period, the game will be sold at an MSRP of $14.99.
Absurd, immersive, and bursting with over-the-top action, Gunball is a futuristic fictional arena sport where players are trying out for the “Gunball League.” The approach is simple and fun – similar to tennis, players serve up balls but instead of striking them with rackets they shoot the balls with guns, rocketing them high into the air. Using this unique yet intuitive mechanic, competitors are placed in the center of a vibrant 3D arena where they participate in timed rounds. The goal is to shoot balls into goal rings for points, accumulating the highest score possible before time expires.
Gunball is an easy game to pick up and play, making it the perfect first-time experience for players new to VR. However, even seasoned VR pros will find Gunball is deep and intense, allowing players to immerse themselves in the experience and pull off insane trick shots on the way to racking up the highest scores in the world! Fans of competitive sports will find themselves vying for the best spots on global leader boards, to earn the title of best Gunball player.
The game features two themed environments – “Stadium,” an audience packed sports arena, and the explosive “Rainbow Volcano” – each with five different goal ring layouts featuring varying obstacles per environment. Compete against friends and other Gunballers around the globe to achieve top ranks on the Steam leaderboards!
“With Gunball, we feel we’ve created the ideal ‘jumping in’ point for new VR users,” says Jeremy McCurdy, Gunball Game Designer and Games Technical Lead at REDspace. “Built around a comfortable experience but with a deep level of skill underneath it, we feel this game is great to show off VR to friends who may have never experienced it. But, it’s also an amazing skill-based exercise for VR veterans as well.”
REDspace has been pushing digital boundaries and providing clients with unforgettable, interactive experiences for nearly two decades. From hundreds of fun and addictive games to Emmy Award-winning websites and mobile apps, REDspace’s design and development services rank amongst the best in the world. The team of over 160 works together to help top international media and entertainment brands, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., CBC Kids, PBS, Cartoon Network, and MTV achieve unrivalled results.
At REDspace, the team is constantly exploring new technologies. They are not only creators of engaging digital content working with the world’s biggest media brands but also the engineers that deliver that content to every emerging platform. This combination of skills and subject matter expertise enables REDspace to enter the VR space with a unique advantage.