VR Startup Granola Studios About to Launch Their VR Game “Out Of Colors”, a Mix of Tilt Brush and Micromachines With a Nostalgic Style on SteamVR

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The two co-founders Dominik and Axel have created a VR-only multiplayer racer experience with remote control cars taking place in a teenager’s room from the nineties.

“We wanted to bring a friendly and enjoyable experience to VR, designed for the casual VR user,” says Dominik Faber about the initial idea of the game. The game’s story is about a world where all remote control cars have lost their color. The player plays the role of a teenager in the nineties. She can grab a remote control to race the little toy car across 5 different indoor tracks ranging from easy to more sophisticated ones. The player’s car has to stay on the track to collect all tiles of the route. When all tiles are collected in time the player wins a color spray. If playing with other players together in one room the player who has collected most tiles will win the color spray. “We decided to go the extra mile and making the VR game multiplayer ready. It is such a nice experience standing in the nineties room together with another avatar racing for track tiles or just hanging around in the space, chatting and play with the little things such as the basketball,” explains Faber.

Once the player has collected some color sprays she can start spraying the car to customize it. It is similar to the VR painting apps Tilt Brush and Medium but of course much more simplified.

Granola Studios decided to make only 256.000 colors (and thus color sprays) available. Whenever a player wins a color spray the number of available color sprays for all players will be reduced. “We tried to create a multiplayer challenge without bringing all players in one VR experience,” says Dominik.

Th VR game Out Of Colors is available on SteamVR in early access for $7.99. It works with Oculus Rift + touch controllers, HTC Vive and Microsoft VR headsets. Afterwards the team will make the VR experience available on the Oculus store. “We will also bring the game to mobile VR such as the Oculus Go, Vive Focus, Daydream and Gear VR. There might even be an AR app coming where you can see your customized car through your smartphone and drive around in your real home."

Granola Studios is a VR startup founded in Berlin last year by the two co-founders Dominik Faber and Axel Zehden. Dominik is a passionate serial entrepreneur of digital product companies. Axel Zehden worked as a software developer for web and mobile. They focus on creating believable, friendly and enjoyable worlds and resorts for the virtual space.

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