There has to be a first for everything. Now that VR is here to grow and stay it’s no wonder developers are eager to put new projects out into this realm of entertainment. Stone Blade Entertainment in partnership with Temple Gates Games today announced Ascension VR, the first deckbuilding Virtual Reality experience on the market, launching on major VR platforms August 1, 2016.
Immersing gamers into the world of Vigil, Ascension VR features the Ascension Deckbuilding Game and includes 52 unique Heroes, Constructs and Monsters with additional expansions to be released subsequently. Fans can play as their favorite Ascension heroes in real time with other players, no matter where they live. Bringing the tabletop world into the digital sphere by connecting players from all over the world into one virtual space, Ascension VR uses 3D fully animated avatars and showcases social elements including spatialized voice chat, avatar lip sync and avatar animation triggered by real time player movement. Players can battle for supremacy regardless of what platform they’re on, whether mobile or PC and from a variety of VR headsets. For new gamers, learning to play is as easy as if they were sitting around a real table together. Ascension VR features a full single player tutorial, as well as single player AI modes. Fans can play with up to three AI opponents to build familiarity with the cards, or dive right into multiplayer to learn with friends.
“It’s incredibly exciting to see Ascension come to life in virtual reality, where sitting in the same living room is no longer a requirement and players from all over the world can play a game of Ascension together,” said Justin Gary, Founder and CEO, Stone Blade Entertainment. “Half the fun of board games is tabletalk, which is why it was so fun to bring our team’s favorite deckbuilding game, Ascension to VR. In Ascension VR, you can be right there with your friends, chatting about strategies and goofing off as you play, no matter how far apart you live,” said Theresa Duringer, CEO, Temple Gates Games.
Ascension Deckbuilding Game revolves around a Center Deck containing Heroes, Constructs and Monsters. Players take turns recruiting Heroes or Constructs for their decks or defeating Monsters to earn honor and ultimate victory.
Ascension VR will be available for $9.99 via the Steam and Oculus Store.