Award-winning game studio and creator of Chaos Jump – a turnkey multiplayer VR platform for location-based entertainment – Minority Media, has announced the debut of Reclaim!, a competitive multiplayer virtual reality (VR) e-Sports game.
As reported by Global Amusements & Play, “The game is set in a dystopian future wherein players shoot it out for domination in battle arena maps across cities they are fighting to reclaim. Reclaim!, Minority Media’s first VR e-Sports title, is now available exclusively via the company’s 4-player Chaos Jump systems worldwide.
“Players teleport from platform to platform in a virtual urban sci-fi environment, chasing, dodging, and shooting at each other (and throwing grenades) using their VR controllers while moving around the compact physical space. To travel from point to point, players simply aim at a floating platform, press the teleport button, a bridge is built between the platforms, and they are transported. As the skill levels increase, the teleportation becomes more complex, with players teleporting across, up, and down, all around the map to gain advantage or avoid defeat.
“Reclaim! is the next evolution of laser tag in VR, combined with the addictive, competitive social play of blockbuster multiplayer games like Fortnite and Overwatch”, noted Michael Zaidan, VP of Business Development and Global Sales for Minority Media. “Reclaim! is designed for replay with numerous features purposely-built to appeal to gamers of all skill levels. We expect them to play, tell their friends, and then bring them back to play together again and again.”
“Reclaim! players can customize their experience by selecting from 3 different player classes to best suit their personality and play style. Cautious beginners can choose the “Tank” class, a slow but powerful heavy-duty fighter; intermediate players may opt for the balanced “Warrior” fighters; and the “Ninja” class, which are light, superfast fighters, are perfect for advanced players.
“Players can find crucial power ups designed to level the playing field or continue their domination with enhancements to their speed and health. Advanced weapons will also appear for a limited time, giving the players a temporary edge in attack.
“The current Reclaim! game is a 4-player free-for-all. In future iterations, operators will have access to easy-to-run tournaments they can utilize to drive repeat play through ongoing, multiplayer competitions and a “capture the flag” mode in which players teleport to grab the flag and attempt to carry it back to their base without being destroyed. Two player teams will be able to play against each other in a duo mode and by the end of the year, 4-on-4 Reclaim! team competitions will be available for locations with two Chaos Jump rigs.
About Minority Media
Minority Media’s team consists of many of Canada’s best video game makers with experience building some of the world’s leading game franchises, including FIFA, Batman, Splinter Cell, Rainbow 6, Grand Theft Auto, Deus Ex, Assassin’s Creed, and many others.
Minority’s Creative Director Stephan Carmignani, Technical Director Chrys Piva, and Art Director Josh Lee led the development of Reclaim!
What this could mean? We all know that ‘Content is King’ and VR is getting better and better as the sector is attracting 1st class content giants like Minority Media. Chaos Jump is raising the bar once again and has a lot of new features that will attract players. The small footprint (144 sq. ft.) is impressive and the increased mapping distances provide a better experience for the players. The addition of the proven e-Sports will draw new players from a wider market. Yes, VR is good for FEC’s.