18th December 2017. London, UK.
Inspired by Zen gardens, Orbu is an Augmented Reality (AR) game with engaging slingshot mechanics. Players transform their surroundings and embark on a journey over three seasons, guiding their Orbu creatures – Tanuki (raccoon dog), Noko (turtle) and Konkon (fox) – through a series of obstacle courses, leading them to their spiritual homes. Moving around the play areas – indoors or outdoors to find butterflies, feed fish and unveil new secrets in this challenging yet relaxing game.
Where will Orbu take you?
Watch the trailer here: Orbu
The first three chapters of Orbu for iPhone* and iPad* will be available for download from the App Store for $2.99, £2.99 and €3.49 from December 21, 2017. Pre-order available now.
Orbu is the first Augmented Reality (AR) game from Dream Reality Interactive (DRI). Developed with ARKit Orbu can be played indoors and outdoors, utilizing the players’ environment to create a relaxing and fun experience for players of all ages.
Dave Ranyard, CEO of DRI, said “Augmented Reality has enormous potential to offer new experiences for players, especially on mobile. We wanted to make a game where people could step out of their busy lives and relax in beautiful Zen gardens. Guiding the Orbu creatures through obstacle courses is a fun distraction from modern life.”
Albert Bentall, Creative Director of Orbu, said “Working with ARKit has enabled us to open doors to new dimensions. It’s like watching a magician do a trick for the first time but instead of pulling rabbits out of hats we make fish jump out of the floor.”
Press pack available here.
*Compatible iOS devices: iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus, SE; iPad (2017, 9.7) and iPad Pro (12.9 and 10.5).
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About Dream Reality Interactive (DRI)
Founded by Dave Ranyard, Dream Reality Interactive is an independent developer focused on creating games and experiences across all virtual reality and augmented reality platforms. As the former Studio Head of Sony London Studio he led development of several innovative VR and AR titles. http://www.drihq.com @DRI_HQ