VR studio nDreams has acquired the developer behind the hit “Shooty Fruity” in what’s shaping up to be a new expansion player.
The British VR game developer nDreams is best known for its popular VR games such as Fracked and Phantom: Covert Ops. In March this year, nDreams secured a $35 million investment from Aonic Group. The money was mostly spent on developing bigger and better VR games. Company co-founder Patrick O-Luanaigh said at the time that it was a watershed moment for the company as virtual reality became mainstream technology.
The game developer brings new titles such as ghost hunters: To go up of the Ghost Lord to Meta Quest and PlayStation VR 2. Apart from developing games, nDreams also publishes games such as Little Cities which was developed by Purple Yonder. Little Cities brought the comfortable construction genre of games into VR and Purple Yonder even provided a successful hand tracking interface.
The London-based game development studio also focuses on small, creative virtual reality games. Perhaps that’s what prompted the acquisition of Brighton, UK-based virtual reality studio Near Light. A virtual reality title that has yet to be announced is already in development by the studio team. Additional details about the acquisition, including the amounts involved, were not disclosed. nDreams has been involved in the distribution of experimental Near Light VR games in the past.
For example, Shooty Fruity offers a mixed idiot Use Simulator– style physics experience experience involving wild shootouts of an aggressive fruit and was released in 2018. Launched Near Light Perfect in 2016 for the PlayStation VR headset that was launched at the time. Perfect is a relaxation app that immerses users in vacation destinations with scenic views.
Parts of the studio’s development team have also been involved in similar beginner-friendly game series that feature creative innovations, including games such as Guitar hero, EyeToy Playerand star singer.
nDreams’ ambitious expansion plan is an expression of the company’s confidence in the future of virtual reality, according to the announcement. The announcement indicates that this acquisition is only the beginning of nDreams’ new investments. The company says it will branch out into in-house development and its publishing arm.
nDreams could make more acquisitions
Company CEO O’Luanaigh said nDreams may be interested in acquiring additional development studios with which it is “also aligned on vision and strategy”.
On the other hand, Near Light co-founder Paul Mottram says he’s already planning to build things “no one has done before.”
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