Learning that HTC has an internal game studio called Vive Studios isn’t that big of a surprise considering HTC is so involved in all things VR. The Vive Studios team is comprised of veterans in the gaming industry that have worked on some giant titles in the past such as Gears of War, Lord of the Rings, and more.
The mission at Vive Studios is to create lengthy virtual experiences to help grow the ecosystem. There are some great games out there right now, but many of the creators are inexperienced or lack the resources to build titles that satisfy users for hours on end.
Expect HTC to offer titles that will release multiple chapters over the years.
On top of self-designed experiences, the internal organization is offering the expertise in collaboration with other studios. That’s where the newest addition to the Vive library comes in.
Vive Studios collab with 2 Bears Studio
Today, HTC introduced Arcade Saga, an arcade game-type with 3 different experiences on Steam. This is the first title released as a collaboration between Vive Studios and another developing firm called 2 Bears Studio.
Within Arcade Saga comes three different styles of play: Fracture which reminds me of Brick Breaker, Smash which is self explanatory, and Bow shot. In the game, users try to escape levels with epic boss fights at the end.
Arcade Saga is now listed on Steam and is also available on Viveport in China or will be in the near future. Check it out and let us know what you think.
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