SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocket Worldwide today announces its entry into the rising virtual reality (VR) space with the debut of its kid-friendly game, Train Runner VR. Specializing in VR entertainment through games, experiences, and VR comedy shows, the company's mission is to create thriving virtual worlds that are harmonized with the real world. Rocket achieves this by producing compelling VR entertainment that enhances social interactions through fun and emotionally positive experiences for all ages.
Train Runner VR is an original, family-friendly game in which players are immersed in a magical world where they discover a stranded puppy named Panda on railroad tracks spanning a jaw-dropping 500-foot gorge, with a runaway locomotive looming in the distance. After being propelled into the action by flying through a perilous mountain pass, players discover whimsical gadgets and tools like a bow / arrow and ballista which are used to defeat the train and save Panda. There's even a mystery box that contains surprises like new gadgets and scenes which is regularly refreshed with something exciting and new.
"We are firm believers in how virtual reality can act as a uniquely engaging platform to deliver emotional and exciting content that can inspire a new generation of youth," said Doug Kryzan, CEO of Rocket Worldwide and Train Runner VR producer and writer. "Our goal with Train Runner is to deliver a memorable and impactful virtual reality experience that speaks to a child's worldview and can be enjoyed by the whole family."
Train Runner VR delivers a fun-filled and exciting experience through its:
- Compelling storytelling – The stage is set when playful Panda runs away from its owner Kaley and becomes stranded on the train tracks, establishing an emotional connection between the player and the characters. From there, the story is in the player's hands as they set the pace and dramatic tension in their efforts to save Panda.
- Playful animation – Through a company-wide collaboration with designers, illustrators and writers, along with using foundational and modern animation techniques for its cast, players can expect new and innovative emotional responses in Train Runner VR.
- Exhilarating music – Train Runner VR's musical score evokes warm and familiar feelings for players through inspirations taken from iconic soundtracks, classical music and modern rock. Each musical stem is curated to enhance and harmonize gameplay to create a delightful experience.
In addition to offering an exhilarating VR adventure for the whole family, Train Runner VR also features a top-quality visual and audio experience. With handmade illustrations by British illustrator Alexandra Tully (Principal Character Illustrator and key contributor within the toy industry) and original music and sound effects from composer Matt Blackett (former editor of Guitar Player magazine, now Director of Music and Sound for Rocket Worldwide), Train Runner VR will stir the underlying emotions of the player, emboldening them to deliver Panda the puppy to safety and explore the amazing virtual world that they find themselves immersed in.
"The Rocket team experimented endlessly to create a new stylized realism that is exciting and can transcend the gravity and dimension of our real world," said Kryzan. "If we've done our job, Train Runner will leave you breathless, laughing, and with a big grin on your face."
Train Runner VR is now available for purchase as a digital download for Windows PC on HTC Vive™ via Steam for $19.95. The game also comes with language support in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Japanese.
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ABOUT ROCKET WORLDWIDE
Rocket Worldwide is a virtual reality entertainment company that creates original and high quality family entertainment – in the form of VR games, experiences and scripted shows – and with the release of its debut title Train Runner VR™, Rocket Worldwide aims to produce compelling and empathetic entertainment that enhances, not diminishes or replaces, real-world social interaction.
The company's upcoming 2018 products, Virtually Yours, Rocket's first scripted VR show, and Bubba Bash!, Rocket's second VR game, will enable thriving virtual worlds that harmonize with reality through entertaining and emotionally positive experiences.
Rocket Worldwide is a privately-held company headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit www.rocketww.com
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