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Sat 27th of May 2023
Photo Credits: Sandbox VR
Sandbox VR has recently launched its latest VR adventure game called Seekers of the Shard: Dragonfire, promising to provide the ultimate fully immersive virtual reality experience. The game was developed by Sandbox VR’s in-house game studio, and directed by Michael Hampden, a former lead designer on the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and other experienced team members who have worked on popular games like Far Cry 6, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher franchise, and Battlefield 2142.
Sandbox VR’s technology allows for the deepest and most replayable location-based VR experience yet. With over 35 global locations, Sandbox VR is rapidly expanding and has launched over a dozen locations in the last twelve months. Each location is over 5,000-plus square feet and features at least four holodecks in which guests experience the virtual worlds. The company is now the fastest-growing location-based VR startup in the world, selling nearly 100,000 tickets every month.
Sandbox VR's CEO, Steve Zhao, expressed that Dragonfire was designed to fully utilize the cutting-edge VR technology that the company has been developing, providing players with the most immersive virtual reality experience possible. He added that the company's aim is to continually innovate and explore new methods to immerse players in virtual worlds. Dragonfire marks the first time Sandbox VR has incorporated branching storylines into one of their experiences, allowing players to embark on entirely new adventures with each playthrough. Zhao noted that this feature increases the level of excitement for players and hopes that they will return to play the game again and again
As the games have branching storylines, this allows players to have multiple adventures by playing the game more than once. Players become part of a band of adventurers and use swords, axes, bows, and magic to fight a variety of enemies while exploring a magical castle filled with intriguing characters and mysteries. They visit areas such as a ruined fortress, an underground river, a haunted tomb, and the dragon’s tower, all while proving their worthiness as Seekers of the Shard.
Sandbox VR’s success is due to its full-body multiplayer VR experience, enabling players to fight dragons, wield magic with their hands, and play as wizards and barbarians. Seekers of the Shard: Dragonfire is one of seven exclusive immersive experiences offered to players, including Deadwood Valley, Deadwood Mansion, Curse of Davy Jones, Amber Sky 2088, Star Trek: Discovery, and UFL: Unbound Fighting League.
The company has raised over $37 million from investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, Gobi Partners, and Craft, with individual investors including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Kevin Durant, and Will Smith. Sandbox VR has more than 650 employees and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with an office in Hong Kong, and there is more to come, Sandbox VR x Squid Game virtual reality experience is set to open late 2023 and is highly anticipated. With its immersive technology, Sandbox VR aims to provide a unique and thrilling experience that players can enjoy repeatedly, making it one of the most popular virtual reality experiences today.
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