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  VRKiwi announces new virtual reality game Crystal Raiders VR in the works
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01/14/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
- 13.1.2021 - Oulu, Finland -

The Finnish game publisher VRKiwi revealed that they are working on a new PC virtual reality game called Crystal Raiders VR with the Lithuanian virtual and augmented reality studio Nieko. The game is planned to be released on Steam this year and other VR platforms are reported to be in the plans as well. Crystal Raiders VR will take part in the Steam Game Festival in February, where players can try out demos, chat with developers, watch live streams, and learn about upcoming games on Steam.


Crystal Raiders VR is an action adventure game where you can explore your way together with other players or solo through the many levels of an ancient castle combining a peaceful medieval-like environment with steampunk elements. Adventures full of action await the ones who dare to enter a maze-like fortification filled with crystal guardians, traps and puzzles. Players will discover great treasures, artifacts, and weapons to aid them in their castle challenge, and to unravel the mysteries of the forgotten Wizard Lord.

What makes Crystal Raiders VR unique from a typical cookie cutter VR game is that it emphasizes multiplayer virtual reality experience that incorporates a peaceful social platform, known as “Camp Square”, where players are able to chat with other currently online players. Players from around the world can socialize and compete on the leaderboard in specific activities.

The castle environment of the game, where the first challenge takes place, is planned to be the first of many subsequent, later to-be-released play challenges. Additionally, all challenge content is suitable also for smaller players of families due to the game's focus on cruelty-free combat.


Crystal Raiders VR Steam page is online so players can already go follow it for updates and wishlist it. The game also has a Discord community on https://discord.gg/JuRdcj4YKS.

Key Features
 
  • Handcrafted levels
    A set of 10 handcrafted levels with increasing difficulty and replayability provides the players with hours and hours of action.
     
  • Co-op
    Party up with up to 4 players to raid the levels together. More players come with more weapons and firepower!
     
  • Character customization
    You can express yourself through different character models, haircuts, clothing, and accessories. You can earn even more unlockable cosmetics by playing the game!
     
  • Family-friendly experience!
    All game content is suitable for children, with a friendly environment and cruelty-free combat.




About VRKiwi
VRKiwi is the game publisher brand of MeKiwi, a full-stack digital agency based in Oulu, Finland. Their first game Cave Digger was released on Steam back in 2018. Cave Digger evolved with the talented developers and player community into a solid game spanning many platforms, encouraging the indie studio to continue for a sequel, which is currently in development. VRKiwi has also released their second VR game, ArtPulse, and more games are coming through their publishing pipeline. Read more at VRKiwi.org.

About Nieko
At Nieko we are a team of 9. We have been working in the field for over 10 years and started to specialize in VR with the first Oculus DK2 Kit. We have in-house programmers, 3D modelers, texture artists, concept artists. We work on our own projects as well as provide services for customers, and sub-contracting for game companies. Read more about Nieko at Niekoplay.com.