Hyderabad: Gamitronics, a Hyderabad-based studio has released what it described as India’s first VR game, Speedy Gun Savage on PC and Playstation VR, on Friday.
Gamitronics’ CEO and veteran gamepreneur, Rajat Ojha, said, “We are always at the technology forefront and if you look back, we created India’s first global Playstation 3 title, SnS and later worked on titles like Resident Evil, Battlefield, Final Fantasy and many AAA titles for VR and theme park industry.”
Rajat, who is also the designer of this game, drew inspirations from the games he played all his life and his all time favorite, Doom. He shares that this is not just another game in VR. “Speedy Gun Savage fills the void of a perfect cover and shoot game in VR. It also brings back the vibe of good old arcade style shooter,” he said.
The game is built using Unreal Engine and entire development, sound design, music composition and trailers were done in-house at Gamitronics, except some music. Since the theme is steampunk, the studio ensured the music gels with the overall look and feel of the game.
The game will also be making its way on to PlayStation VR. “We have devkits and will push it to PSVR very soon,” Rajat said.
He added, “The original idea came to me recalling my days playing Wolfenstein 3D with my brother, where we used to compete how far we could run without dying hence the initial name of the game as Wolfrunner. We quickly prototyped it and showed it to our advisors and everybody nodded in support.”
There’s an interesting story associated with the name also. “When we played initial prototype, it was a shooter on adrenaline which reminded us Pat Boone’s famous song, Speedy Gonzales which was in Loony toons. Speedy Gonzales and Speedy Gun Savage had pretty much the same vibes to it so we went ahead with this name” said Rajat.
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