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  Virtro Entertainment Releases “Run Dorothy Run” for Sony PlayStation VR
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10/20/2017
 


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

Vancouver, Canada. October 20, 2017. Virtro Entertainment – the female-led VR indie game studio out of Vancouver, Canada, today announced the release of  Run Dorothy Run – an immersive endless-runner and rhythm VR game, with a cheeky take on the classic novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." The game is being released on Sony PlayStation VR in the Fall of 2017, with other platforms to follow shortly after.

Run, jive, and bop your way through the world of Oz to an electro-swing soundtrack while the story unfolds. Explore fantastical lands in your journey through the Emerald City, the Scorched Plains, the Wicked Witch's castle, and more. Clash with enemies, collect magic crystals, and activate power-ups, all to an irresistible dance beat. Unravel the curious alliance Dorothy makes with the Wizard of Oz to settle a score with the maybe-not-so-Wicked Witch. But don’t take yourself too seriously—navigate the crazy plot twists with your tongue firmly in your cheek.

“Right from the early days of development, we brought in play-testers each week to give us insights we could use to evolve the game into the rich story and immersive experience we have today,” said Jordan Brighton, Virtro’s cofounder and CEO. “We’ve had hundreds of play-testers, ranging from total newbies to VR aficionados. They loved the actual VR experience, but just as importantly, they loved the zany story-telling. Let’s just say ‘Ozzy’ and ‘Effy’ – who we know from the book as the Wizard and the Wicked Witch – emerge as you never imagined.”

Run Dorothy Run is a physically engaging, hyper-energetic, action-packed adventure. It is Virtro’s first title, and is designed specifically for virtual reality.

To arrange an interview, obtain more information, or to get on the list for a pre-launch Sony key for Run Dorothy Run, please contact alison@virtro.ca

About Virtro Entertainment

An independent VR gaming studio based in Vancouver, Canada, Virtro was founded by the female Aussie duo Jordan and Lee Brighton. Virtro designs Everyone-Rated VR game titles that blend excellent storytelling, effects, art, music, and VR technology.  Virtro values a culture of inclusion and diversity –  in both the team and in the titles the team designs. www.virtro.ca .  Follow Virtro on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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