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Google buys Job Simulator developer Owlchemy Labs

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Good job

Between Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Owlchemy Labs has been doing some cool stuff in the VR space. I'm curious to see what the team does next, especially in light of today's news that Google, which has its Daydream virtual reality platform, now owns Owlchemy.

In its announcement post, the studio worked to alleviate fears about the acquisition:

"Our plan to build awesome things will continue forward stronger than ever. This means Owlchemy will continue building high quality VR content for platforms like the HTC Vive, Oculus Touch, and PlayStation VR. This means continuing to focus on hand interactions and high quality user experiences, like with Job Simulator. This means continuing our mission to build VR for everyone, and doing all of this as the same silly Owlchemy Labs you know and love. We are continuing to do all of this with even more support and focus on building awesome stuff. It's incredibly exciting that Google and Owlchemy are so well aligned on our goals and vision for the future of VR."

I just want these clever folks to continue making interesting games on a variety of platforms. It sounds like that's the goal for both parties, and I hope things stay that way longer-term.

Owlchemy Labs and Google join forces for the future of VR [Owlchemy Labs]

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