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  JUMP : The First Large-Scale VR Jumping Puzzle Game Releases on SteamVR® Today
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07/31/2015
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Seattle, WA ( July 30, 2015) – Endeavor One, founded by a small group of former Bungie leads all with an avid interest in virtual reality, has just released its first game JUMP on SteamVR.

News Facts

·      JUMP is a single-player, first-person jumping puzzle that places you in 5 large-scale virtual reality cities.

·      The premise of JUMP is simple: Jump to the top of the tallest building in each city in the fewest jumps possible.  Compete with other players from around the world on the Steam leaderboards to see who can reach the top most efficiently.

·      The five cities currently featured in the game are Philadelphia, Detroit, Seattle, New York City and Tokyo, with more cities being added in the upcoming months.

·      JUMP is priced at $9.99. JUMP is compatible with Oculus Rift and coming soon to Samsung GearVR.

·      JUMP leverages this new technology to create exhilarating experiences in VR

·      Endeavor One is working on Valve’s Vive for its next game Duel.

The Team:  

The Endeavor One team is a conglomerate of artists, designers and engineers that hail from Bungie, Warner Brothers, Sony, Valve and more.   They have come to together regularly to jam on VR projects.  Its main team members are:

·      Tom Doyle- E1 Co-Founder

Game Industry veteran of 14 years and Art Lead on two different multi-billion dollar videogame franchises. Responsible for the creation of some of the most iconic art in gaming popular culture. 

·      Sherry Floyd- E1 Co-Founder

22 years in the games, film and advertising industry. Managed and produced development teams for Warner Brothers/Monolith, Sony and Hasbro.  

·      Niles Sankey - E1 Design

Game Industry veteran of 14 years. Design lead and manager on both the Halo and Destiny franchises. Has worked in both lead art and design positions for AAA studios. Computer systems engineering educated. 

·      Isaac Hanaford- E1 Concept

12 years of experience in the game industry, concept lead creating and refining some of the most memorable visual designs in entertainment, including the Halo and  Destiny franchises.

Quotes:

Thomas Doyle, Co-Founder of Endeavor One:   Jump was really made as a test to see if it was possible to build polished large-scale locomotion in VR on current tech.  We found it could and along the way that we had a pretty fun game on our hands that left VR players exhilarated and truly feeling the VR experience in a positive way.  We know that we are currently only scratching the surface of what VR can do, our team is excited and driven to push the limits of VR gaming. That's what this team knows how to do best, build great experiences and push limits.”

Resources:

·      Endeavor One website

·      Endeavor One Facebook

·      Endeavor One Twitter 

About Endeavor One

Based in Seattle, WA, Endeavor One was founded by the love of virtual reality.  A group of former Bungie leads came together to explore VR and push the limits of its early capabilities.  The company’s first game, Jump, released on SteamVR  in the summer of 2015. The company can be found online at www.endeavorone.com .

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