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  ONTECA GETS TOOLED UP WITH NEW VR GAME ‘POWER TOOLS’
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

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CONTACT: JAINE PICKERING at jainebarry@hotmail.com/ 07950402923

JANE DAVIS at: jane@onteca.com / 07492623075

10/2017

Let off some serious steam, whilst honing your sculpting skills, as you grapple with a series of fully realised power tools including drills, axes and chainsaws!

Liverpool-based games developer, Onteca, releases its latest VR toy, ‘Power Tools’, this October (2017.) The game allows you to step out of reality and straight into your own virtual workshop.

Power Tools is an immersive, room-scale VR experience that gives you the thrill of chopping, lopping, hacking, slicing and shaping a block, with a range of power tools in your very own workshop. How you tackle the task is up to you! Go for a full on, stress-busting blast of aggression or take a more considered approach by fine-tuning your sculpting prowess - you could sculpt a face, a tree, a car…or you could just drill!       

Draw with Power Tools - the predecessor to the VR toy - enjoyed success as an Android game. It was the iOS number 1 title in Switzerland and in the top ten in 11 other countries.

Of Powertools’ UK release, Onteca’s Chief Executive, Jon Wetherall, said: “We’re really excited to be launching this product in the UK and think it has a natural audience here. When we designed the toy, we wanted to create something that offered some of the creative possibilities of products like Tiltbrush and MasterpieceVR but with more humour and excitement.”

Power Tools combines both adrenaline rush and artistic outlet. The crisp graphics (if you tire of drilling, you can gaze out of the window at the countryside) and fully responsive tools, make it an exciting and interactive experience. 

Onteca is based in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, at the heart of city’s growing tech quarter. The company produces phone apps, computer games and VR games.

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS

Further information

For more information, to arrange an interview, or to get a copy of Power Tools, please contact Jaine Pickering at: jainebarry@hotmail.com/ 077950402923 or Jane Davis at: jane@onteca.com/ 07492 623075.

About Onteca
  • Onteca is an independent games development studio that was set up in Liverpool in 2001.
  • In the past year Onteca has released Monsters vs Robots on Steam Greenlight, Space Ribbon, a party race game for all major platforms, and Chill Panda, a mobile and handheld ‘relax to win’ game for anxiety reduction.
  • Santa Tracker reached the top 5 in the USA and UK in 2015 and Big Pub Quiz was a top 10 iPad game in the UK in 2013. Draw with Power Tools, became the number 1 iOS game in Switzerland and was in the top 10 in 11 other countries.
  • Onteca’s portfolio of Smart Phone games has racked up over 10,000 downloads on Apple’s App Store, Google Play and Amazon’s App Store.
About CGA Simulation (Onteca’s partner company)
  • CGA Simulation, was set up in 2015 as a partner company to Onteca.
  • Experience gained in commercial gaming environments like Sony, academic settings, and through the management of risk and data projects, gives the CGA Simulation team a unique, hybrid set of skills.
  • The organisation has moved into the Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) disciplines.
  • CGA Simulation has created a range of simulations using computer technology to solve real world problems. Current projects include a VR game that brings power tools to life, robots who navigate a virtual environment, and a VR application that aims to reduce anxiety by monitoring the heart rate.