Hatrabbit Entertainment has revealed intentions to explore the future of mobile virtual reality (VR) videogame development with a free release designed for the whole family. Merry Snowballs is coming to Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard in December 2017, and will be freely available to all.
After first releasing the videogame on Steam last year, built for HTC Vive but also compatible with Oculus Rift, an upgraded version of Merry Snowballs will now be launched for free on all leading mobile VR Platforms. A single-player experience, players must survive through 25 waves of increasing difficulty, battling against Theo, Blondie, Big Joe and Lily, the next-door kids that share one goal: to make your life more difficult.
“Mobile VR is a natural step in our journey of exploring the market and Merry Snowballs is a perfect fit on these platforms,” said Andreas Chryssovitsanos, co-founder of Hatrabbit. “Merry Snowballs is a game for the whole family and we are releasing it for free so more people can experience high quality games. We are also working together with partners like Omnivirt and Advrty in order to explore in-game advertising in VR.”
Omnivert will allow for direct integration and distribution of immersive 360 degree content within the mobile head-mounted display (HMD). Similar to that of mobile app advertising, Omnivert can distribute 360 degree advertisements at developer-allocated locations. Advrty also allows for direct integration in VR applications, however in a much more subtle fashion; in the case of Merry Snowballs, advertisements can be placed discretely on in-game assets, such as billboards, and updated live in accordance to the latest advertisers and campaigns.
Merry Snowballs is currently set to launch on Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard in December 2017. The videogame will come complete with global online leaderboards so you can compete with your friends, regardless of which mobile HMD they own.
Founded by developers who have worked on numerous AAA videogame titles, including Angry Birds 2, Mirror’s Edge, Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4, Hatrabbit Entertainment is simultaneously working on their next project expecting to launch early 2018, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details.
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