WarDucks Releases Retro 80s themed First Person Shooter ‘Sneaky Bears’ for Rapidly Growing PlayStation VR Market. Cute Evil Teddy Bears Want to Take Over the World in the Dublin-based Studio’s New Release Sneaky Bears
WarDucks, a virtual reality game studio founded by a former Facebook employee, has launched the game Sneaky Bears for PSVR and will soon release on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive platforms.
In Sneaky Bears, Frank, a twisted Teddy Bear Mastermind, has taken over a toy factory and has created an army of evil teddy bears to help with his quest to take over the world. Frank is sarcastic, ruthless, and hilarious, and he has made his army of teddy bear minions in his own image. They may look cute, but they are anything but cuddly!
Players face the evil bears in three different, challenging game modes armed to the teeth with weapons which include a toy gun, shotgun, water gun, and freeze gun, before they can unlock the ultimate Boss Level. In each level, sneaky little bears come at you from every angle; flying, running, and hitting you from afar until your head is spinning and your trigger fingers are numb. Whatever you do, don’t let ‘em catch you!
This is WarDucks’ first release on console and desktop virtual reality platforms, having previously launched two Top Grossing titles on the Samsung Gear VR. “We are all very excited about this release”, said Nikki Lannen, WarDucks founder & CEO. “The team had worked tirelessly and the result, Sneaky Bears, is a nice tribute to the 80’s alongside being a fun and entertaining title. We’re thrilled to finally be able to share it.”
PlayStation VR has a significant lead on other desktop and console Virtual Reality devices, with estimated sales of over 1.8 Million units so far this year. With the hardware only launching in November 2016, it surpasses both Oculus Rift, estimated at 380,000 and HTC Vive at 660,000. WarDucks plans to launch Sneaky Bears on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive very shortly.
There has been some success already with game development for Console and Desktop VR platforms. Owlchemy disclosed revenues of $3m+ for its game Job Simulator and were subsequently snapped up by Google.
Sneaky Bears is ready to add to the growing list of fun VR games. As Lannen says, “This game will make you jump, laugh, and even potentially cry. Most folks are unable to put it down. It’s a great game for all ages and a super spectator game!”
Sneaky Bears launched on PSVR in the US on 29th of August and in Europe on 31st of August at a €19.99 price point.
Oculus Rift and HTC Vive support will follow very soon.
WarDucks aims to be a leading game developer in the virtual reality market. With one of the most talented teams in the industry, they are releasing fun and immersive games across various leading VR platforms.