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STOCKHOLM – April 15, 2021 – Resolution Games - the virtual reality studio behind hit VR games Blaston, Acron: Attack of the Squirrels, Bait! and upcoming RPG Demeo - today launched Carly and the Reaperman for Oculus Quest and Quest 2 (trailer here). Last fall, Resolution Games announced it would be publishing Odd Raven Studios’ award-winning title, and now eager fans can grab a friend and help Carly as she embarks on a dark and mysterious journey to escape the underworld on Quest platforms, with cross-play available for free with a PC or Mac.
“At Resolution Games, we are always listening to the community and noticed a lack of cooperative games for Quest,” explained Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games. “So being able to work with Odd Raven Studios to publish Carly and the Reaperman for Quest platforms is a positive step for the VR community and speaks to the expanding market the industry caters to. And with the free PC/Mac app, Quest users can play as the Reaperman and invite their non-VR friends to play from a PC or Mac as Carly for remote or couch co-op gameplay.”
A first of its kind in the VR world, Carly and the Reaperman for Oculus Quest is an incredibly fun, cooperative and adventurous 3D platformer that allows two players on Quest VR headsets to work together to complete various puzzles and challenges, while also having the option to play Quest-to-PC/Mac. When taking on the role of Carly, a player on Quest or PC/Mac runs, jumps and dodges their way through dangerous and complex environments, as well as completes skull-scratching puzzles. The Reaperman - controlled by a second player on Quest - manipulates the environment in real-time, presents paths that were previously inaccessible, and bends the Underworld to its will, all to help Carly complete her adventure. In addition to Quest-to-Quest and Quest-to-PC/Mac gameplay, a single player mode is also available for one player to control both characters on Quest.
“We are very excited to work with Resolution Games to release a Quest version of Carly and the Reaperman and to launch it alongside a free PC/Mac app that lets anyone - even without a VR headset - join and play a VR game,” said Johan Högfeldt, CTO of Odd Raven Studios. “We always envisioned Carly and the Reaperman to be a gateway into VR, and now that is more true than ever."
The title is also the first to be released as part of Resolution Games’ publishing initiative that aims to help advance VR adoption rates across the industry. Under this initiative, the studio works with game developers to help curate content that will create richer store environments by focusing on bringing existing, high quality titles - like Carly and the Reaperman - to more VR platforms.
To download Carly and the Reaperman ($19.99) for Quest platforms, visit http://reso.ly/CarlyOnQuest. The free PC/Mac version can be downloaded at https://www.resolutiongames.com/carly.
For the latest on Carly and the Reaperman, be sure to follow the game on Twitter and Facebook.
About Resolution Games:
Resolution Games is a games studio led by some of the top minds in the industry, forging a world-class catalog of titles that brings players into the richest VR and AR worlds possible. As one of the first studios dedicated solely to creating experiences for these platforms, Resolution Games’ titles rank among the top rated and most downloaded games in the space. Games like Bait!, Blaston, Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, and Cook-Out: A Sandwich Tale, and upcoming RPG Demeo illustrate the innovative and immersive ways the studio is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
Founded in 2015, Resolution Games is privately held and based in Stockholm, Sweden. Follow the company at www.resolutiongames.com and on Twitter and Facebook.
About Odd Raven Studios:
Odd Raven Studios is an award winning game studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. Our vision is to compete on an international level by creating games for a broad audience that are including and easily played among family members and friends. We are currently working on our second game while updating our game Carly and the Reaperman to be even more fantastic.