By enabling VTree and other developers to offer new motion experiences free of consoles or expensive hardware, Extreme Reality is extending motion controlled games to anyone.
Herzelia, Israel (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Extreme Reality, the only company to bring full-body motion analysis and control via a device’s native or peripheral camera, and VTree Entertainment today announced the launch of “Volleyball Extreme Edition” a new motion controlled game for any webcam. Player’s movements are captured through any standard camera of a Windows operated device for a motion experience that doesn't require additional hardware.
“After incorporating the Extreme Motion technology into our Pro Riders Snowboard title last year, our players were thrilled with this entirely new way to experience the game, so we decided to continue our work with Extreme Reality and develop new motion controlled games,” said Charles Bergen, President of VTree Entertainment. “We’re excited that players who used to play sitting down can now get up on their feet, and engage with our games in a way that is fully immersive and that does not require dedicated hardware. When we say ‘You’re in the Game’™, we really mean it.”
Extreme Motion is one of four different game play experiences on VTree Entertainment’s Volleyball: keyboard, controller, Extreme Motion and touch. Volleyball Extreme Edition operates on any Windows 7 or 8 laptop, desktop, tablet or All-in-One with stunning 3-D graphics and multiple volleyball courts to test your ball handling skills. Players can choose from 16 countries with Olympic teams to play for or against, and the opposing team's skill level increases after each match. Players stand a few feet away from their computer and are prompted to hit the ball in the time and manner directed by the game as if they were actually bumping, setting, spiking and blocking in a real volleyball match. “By enabling VTree and other developers to offer new motion experiences free of consoles or expensive hardware, Extreme Reality is extending motion controlled games to anyone that owns a PC or notebook,” said Asaf Barzilay, VP Products of Extreme Reality. “No longer do people need to make significant hardware investments to enjoy the excitement of this new immersive way of playing games.”
Volleyball Extreme Edition will be available for $4.99 on Microsoft's Windows8 Game Store and more than 100 retailers and distributors which will include Amazon.com, Onlive, GameStop Impulse and more. A video demonstration of Volleyball Extreme Edition is available here.
Developers interested in integrating Extreme Motion technology into their game or app can visit the Extreme Reality developer zone at http://www.xtr3d.com/developers.
About Extreme Reality
Extreme Reality enables a future where people interact with computing devices through the motion of their body. It is the only company to provide full-body, software-based, motion analysis and control to any computing device or operating system via a standard camera. Offered as a software development kit (SDK) and with 16 patents granted worldwide, the company’s Extreme Motion product enables developers to create a wide range of experiences (applications, games, security solutions and more) that pioneer Natural User Interfaces (NUI) while breaking the physical barriers of current hardware-based technologies. Extreme Reality was founded in 2005 and is based in Herzelia, Israel.
About VTree Entertainment
As a leader in the Video Gaming and Virtual Reality industry, VTree™ entertainment develops products to make a real difference. The most important part of VTree Entertainment products, and the company’s overall philosophy, is that the method is fun for everyone. VTree’s video games can be manipulated to match the operator’s level of competency, meaning most children and adults can “play” regardless of their level of gaming skills.