Quantcast
Words With Friends creators launch new studio, new Oculus Rift exclusive platformer - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Lucky's Tale  



Words With Friends creators launch new studio, new Oculus Rift exclusive platformer


11:00 AM on 06.04.2014
Words With Friends creators launch new studio, new Oculus Rift exclusive platformer photo



Playful Corp, a new company formed by the creators of Words With Friends, will debut their first virtual reality game at E3 next week. Lucky's Tale is coming exclusively to the Oculus Rift under a partnership between Playful and Oculus VR. This is one of the first official studio partnerships to create a Rift exclusive.

Despite being a VR title, Lucky's Tale is not a first-person game. It's a platformer experienced in the third-person perspective, believe it or not. Playful is not saying much about it now, and they're hoping they can have people experience this for the first time at E3 next week. 

“This is not a port. We’ve made something new, from scratch -- a made-only-for-VR game,” said Paul Bettner, CEO of Playful. “The result is unexpected and surprisingly delightful. A platformer in VR? It’s a totally new experience, not what typically comes to mind when you think of what a VR game can be. I can’t wait to see how people react when they get to play it for the first time at E3.”

Destructoid will be there next week to bring you our impressions.

Playful Corp's team is made up of industry veterans that have worked on hit games like Age of Empires, Halo Wars, and StarCraft. They have a second title in development called Creativerse, also coming to Rift and Steam. 






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



Video: No Man's Sky impressions photo
Video: No Man's Sky impressions
11:00 PM on 06.18.2014





timeline following:
Lucky's Tale





Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

E3

2:00 PM on 06.28.2014
Hollywood loves the E3 trailer for Metal Gear Solid V

It should go without saying that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain had a great showing at E3. Not only was the official trailer a stellar piece of work, and a big indication of how grim the game will be, but the 30-minute ...more



5:15 PM on 06.25.2014
Photo realistic cat heads in Wii U's The Devil's Third

It's weird clicking a mature content warning on a video on Nintendo's YouTube with Mario staring innocently at me. But the collaboration between Itagaki and Nintendo for The Devil's Third, revived as a Wii U exclusive, is we...more



3:15 PM on 06.24.2014
Evolve and 2K lead the way for E3 Game Critics Awards nominations

With E3 2014 in the rear-view mirror, it's time to see which publishers and games impressed the Game Critics judges the most. The Game Critics Awards are handed out after judges from 39 outlets vote on titles that were a...more



View all E3






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more