For years, Owlchemy Labs has been at the forefront of the VR movement, creating original content for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and Google Cardboard, as well as speaking on VR topics around the world.
Our flagship VR title for HTC Vive, Oculus Touch, and PlayStation VR. Job Simulator was debuted at GDC ’15 as part of Valve’s unveiling of the Vive.
|Rick and Morty Simulator
Experience one of the most popular adult cartoons, Rick and Morty, in VIRTUAL REALITY! A sweet collaboration between Owlchemy Labs and Adult Swim Games!!
Aaaaaculus! was a natural fit for VR after our work on the skydiving game Aaaaa!. It was top downloaded Oculus game for the majority of its time on Share and the first non-Valve VR game on Steam.
The Google Cardboard adaptation of Aaaaaculus! struck a chord with players, leading Caaaaardboard! to be the top selling mobile VR game of all time.
OwlchemyVR Mixed Reality Tech
We believe that sharing the magic of VR to those not currently playing is one of the greatest challenges we face today. We developed a new technology to allow for depth-sorted player footage to be shown in-engine in realtime. Check out our blog post about it and our update with dynamic lighting, transparency, and more!
Check out the two blog posts about mixed reality below!
Valve + HTC + NVIDIA VR Jam
Hosted the first room-scale VR Jam with Valve, HTC, NVIDIA, Epic, and Unity. May 9th-11th in Austin, TX. For more information, see the recap of the event on the Owlchemy blog.
Job Simulator – Launch title for HTC Vive and Oculus Touch
Appeared on-stage during HTC’s announce of the Vive and was shown at GDC at the Valve booth as one of the launch demos for the Vive. Also featured as one of 9 Oculus Touch demos at Oculus Connect 2. For more information, see the Job Simulator website.
Below are some candid photos from our Vive GDC demo game jam, where the team fleshed out the mechanics of Job Simulator. For more information on that process, see the Engadget article that covers our early access adventure with the Vive.
Oculus Connect 2 – VR Speakers
Spoke about developing standing VR content with tracked controllers at Oculus Connect 2 in Hollywood. Video located here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjc7AJwZ4DI
Steam Dev Days – VR Speakers
Spoke on VR along-side Oculus and Valve at the first Steam Dev Days conference. A recording of our talk, “Wild West of VR – Discovering the Rules of Oculus Rift Development” can be viewed here.
VR Austin – Organizers
Founders of the most widely attended VR group in the midwest, VR Austin. More information at the VR Austin site.
PAX South / SXSW / Unite – VR Speakers
Organized and moderated a VR panel at PAX South 2015 called “Virtual Reality: A Paradigm Shift for Gaming” (more info here). Also spoke on a VR panel at SXSW Interactive 2015 called “The Casual VR Scene” (more info here).
Boston VR Bender!
Hosted the first positional-tracked VR game jam with Valve in Boston, MA called the “Boston VR Bender”. It was a resounding success! More info here!
- Engadget’s Story of Job Simulator and working with Valve/HTC
- Rock Paper Shotgun Job Simulator Impressions
- Kill Screen interview about Job Simulator
- Polygon announcement of Aaaaaculus!
- Penny Arcade article on Aaaaaculus!
- RoadToVR interview with Owlchemy Labs
If you’d like to reach out to the VR team at Owlchemy Labs, contact us here!