Last week, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs by Resolution Games was released on VIVEPORT. This was a pretty epic milestone for the games service. Why? The newest game on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift platform turned over VIVEPORT’s odometer to over 600 titles!
Angry Birds VR
You probably know about the Angry Birds franchise from playing their addictive mobile game using just a finger to launch birds into towers at pigs. Aiming and launching birds like Red, Bomb, Chuck, and Blues into pig fortresses was good fun, but now they’re delighting fans who have VR!
Use a slingshot to target those little birdies into columns and weak points to send those pigs crashing down for points. In virtual reality, games become more enveloping with the senses transfixed on the goal, in this case, to collect some serious piggy points, reclaim stolen eggs, and to use those smarty pants birds to do it.
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is being sold on the Vive subscription platform for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets for $14.99, which is a great deal on a game with over 50 levels. That’s hours of gaming with your favorite Angry Birds characters and flexing those mind muscles!
Join Red and the gang on the Isle of Pigs, where the pigs go on vacation. There are sunny beaches, icy terrain, and towers to topple. Of course, there’s boss pigs and additional challenges to get around. No one stage will be set up exactly the same, so those 50 levels will take some strategy.
Back in October, we reported that Resolution Games was funded to the tune of $7.5 million in series B investment. With over four billion Angry Birds mobile downloads and previous releases of VR games (a solitaire game for Gear VR and Bait!), no wonder Resolution Games had success in funding.
Mobile Crosses Over to VR Gaming
Are mobile games with a pre-existing player base making the leap over to VR a new gaming trend? For Resolution Games it is. Will this bring more mobile users over to PC VR? I think Vive and Resolution Games are expecting that to be the case.
As a PC VR game, Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs looks like it has the potential to cross over into Oculus Quest or Vive Focus territory. This is because the PC gameplay of moving to angle up the perfect shot doesn’t seem like it’s so high maintenance that a standalone couldn’t handle it.
As for the rest of 2019, VIVEPORT lets on that “There’s much more in store for Viveport Subscription in 2019. As always, we thank the developers who help deliver one of the best values in VR and our loyal subscribers who continue to play all the apps and games available on Viveport.”
There’s no telling how many games will release in 2019, however, the platform launched 300 titles last year alone. VR is definitely not dead, it’s very much alive and well.