Google has bought Owlchemy Labs


Yesterday, it was announced by both Owlchemy Labs and Google that the game developer had been acquired by the tech giant. The developer now seems to be set to focus on creating VR games.

The blog post from Owlchemy games states that “Google and Owlchemy are so well aligned” when it comes to their “goals and vision for the future of VR”. Which is good for them as it allows the developer to keep creating quality VR games.

The blog post also notes that the team will keep their focus on “hand interactions and high quality user experiences”. This means that the developer will remain the same and will not be changing. They explain that they will be continuing their VR mission and will be the “same, silly Owlchemy Labs you know and love”.

While Owlchemy Labs focuses on assuring their fans they won’t be changing, Google is taking a different approach. The Google blog post notes that the developer creates “throughtful interactive experiences” which “feel natural”. It also comments on the “great sense of humor” the developer has.

Google will be working with Owlchemy labs to bring new VR games and projects to life. Google states that they are working to create “engaging, immersive games” for a range of VR platforms.

The Owlchemy Labs post explains this in a little more detail. The team comments that they intend to keep creating games for HTC Vive, Oculus Touch and PlayStation VR.

Developer Owlchemy Labs is best known for Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. In addition to this, the developer has also created a variety of non-VR games such as Dyscourse.

We will be sure to keep you updated about their progress as the company grows with the help of Google. No new games from Owlchemy Labs have been announced yet.

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