Flow State Media, an independent game developer of high-quality mobile, console and VR games, today announce their Kickstarter campaign for Guitar Godz VR. Guitar Godz VR represents an evolution of rock music games and allows players to step onstage, in fully immersive VR.
The team behind Guitar Godz VR developed the all-new “Free Camera Mode”, specifically for VR, which allows players to look absolutely anywhere in the environment, while at the same time see the notes that they need to play. With the notes ever-present in the player’s view, players are free to look into the crowd to avoid oncoming beach balls, acknowledge their bandmates onstage, enjoy the laser lightshows, and admire the frenzy of fireworks above.
“We did a lot of visual experimentation to find the right balance of experience and usability,” says Kahn Jekarl, founder and CEO of Flow State Media, “I think we found a great solution so that players can take advantage of being immersed in a VR environment while still having a fun game to play.”
Guitar Godz VR also looks to be the only announced rock music game for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive this year – two of the leading VR platforms, which will allow hundreds of thousands of rock music fans to experience rocking out in VR.
Multiplayer play is also very important to the team so, specifically for the PlayStation VR version of the game, up to two players can play together. One can wear the PlayStation VR headset and play guitar, while a friend can play the bass line watching the TV.
“Other PS VR games have implemented this approach with success, and we know that people love rocking out with friends, so we made it a priority to have multiplayer in our game,” says Jekarl.
Guitar Godz VR also addresses a major pain point for music game players: forced hardware purchases. While players can use many existing guitar controllers to play the game, the team has provided a unique solution; the ability to use the 3D controllers that come with the PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
The Guitar Godz VR Kickstarter campaign is taking part in a special One-Week Campaign on the Kickstarter platform and will start today, Tuesday, March 28 until Tuesday, April 4. Flow State Media is setting its sights on a $500k goal.
In terms of the song list, specific songs will be announced at a later date, but Flow State Media has its sights on the biggest rock bands from the 60’s, 70’s, up to the modern day.
“If you think of the biggest rock bands from all decades – rock royalty; guitarists known for face-melting solos – those are the types of bands we aim to bring in to Guitar Godz VR,” says Jekarl.