Final Assault

Hello from the front line of Final Assault! We are excited to finally announce our new project, Final Assault. We have been working ferociously for the last year on developing what we like to call a VRTS, exploring what a RTS would look and feel like in full VR! Exciting news coming with videos, screenshots, behind the scene interviews and more! But in the meantime, enjoy our first screenshots from GDC 2018. More info to come. Stay tuned! 

Twisted Arrow Patch Notes and Update 01!

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Phaser Lock announces strategic partnership with Smilegate!

We are excited here at Phaser Lock Interactive to announce our partnership with SMILEGATE, Korea’s leading game company and developer of the world’s top online FPS game Crossfire (with over 6 million concurrent users worldwide.) This collaboration allows us to continue creating high quality VR games along with new publishing opportunities of our current and future game titles in the Asian market.

Exciting times are ahead, not just for our studio, but the whole VR industry!

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Phaser Lock Interactive announces strategic partnership with Smilegate to develop VR game

 

Leading Korean game studio, Smilegate to invest in long-term strategic partnership with Phaser Lock Interactive to develop VR game title

  • Smilegate invests in Phaser Lock Interactive’s future growth and VR projects

  • Partnership places Smilegate into the burgeoning VR industry while Phaser Lock Interactive expands their reach into the Asian market

 

AUSTIN, Texas (May 9, 2017) – Austin-based virtual reality studio Phaser Lock Interactive has announced a long-term strategic partnership with leading Korean game studio Smilegate to develop a future, yet unannounced VR game title. This partnership announcement will be the first of multiple rounds of investment in the future infrastructure and growth of Phaser Lock Interactive.

Smilegate will work closely with Phaser Lock on the vision and production of the VR game, as well as the handling, publishing and distribution.

“We’re excited to work with an accomplished industry veteran like Smilegate,” says Michael Daubert, CEO of Phaser Lock. “They understand the Asian entertainment market better than anybody else, as evidenced by the overwhelming success of their game, CROSSFIRE, the most played online First Person Shooter game in the world with six million concurrent players. We couldn’t ask for a better strategic partner to expand, especially with the lightning fast growth of VR we’re seeing in the Asian market.”

Phaser Lock is well-known for being one of the first developers with a successful, fully-realized VR game concept. Titled Final Approach, the aircraft-themed strategy and management title for HTC Vive and Oculus Touch, gamers play as an air traffic controller towering over miniature worlds full of varied aircraft. Players land planes, complete rescue missions, solve puzzles and other tasks in both a giant “God Mode” overlooking the world and up-close “Toy Mode” on the ground. The company later released a seated version of the game for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Final Approach: Pilot Edition.

Phaser Lock recently released their second VR project -- Twisted Arrow -- a fast-paced, arcade-style first person shooter that pits the player, armed with a bow and arrow against a city overrun with an evil, high-tech paramilitary force.

Smilegate saw the potential of Phaser Lock from the success of Final Approach and came to the studio with the intention of expanding their VR offerings and making an investment in the growing space.

“With Smilegate’s support, we feel we can make an even bigger impact on the VR market, creating a best-in-show experience nobody has been a part of before,” said Daubert. “We take pride in putting out high quality VR content. Our partnership with Smilegate will allow us to do that in new ways, and to reach an entirely new audience with our work.”

“We are excited to partner with Phaser Lock Interactive, one of the pioneers in the industry. PLI has shown innovative ways to create user-friendly interaction in virtual reality while also creating compelling game experiences. PLI is our first foray into a virtual reality global partnership initiative. We will continue to explore and identify industry leaders to aggressively facilitate our expansion into the new, emerging industry,” said Joonho Sung, Group COO, Smilegate.

Phaser Lock plans to release updates on their project with Smilegate in the coming months.

For more information on the studio, please visit: www.phaserlock.com

Follow Phaser Lock Interactive:

-    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/phaser-lock-interactive

-    Facebook: www.facebook.com/phaserlockinteractive/

-    Twitter: www.twitter.com/PhaserLockInt

-    YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCb78Dc6mi3IqQ6bywzbg_-A

 

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Press Contacts:

Phaser Lock Interactive

Michael Daubert-CEO/Chief Creative Officer

Tel: +1-512-800-0005, Email: mdaubert@phaserlock.com

Courtney Carlson, Media Director

Tel: +1-512-800-0005, Email: courtney@phaserlock.com

 

Smilegate

Kay Lee, PR Director

Tel: +82-31-600-8283, Email: hklee@smilegate.com  

Jiwon Hong, PR Manager

Tel: +82-31-600-8364 Email: jwhong@smilegate.com  

 

About Phaser Lock Interactive

Phaser Lock Interactive, LLC is a creative studio based in Austin, Texas that develops virtual reality games, interactive experiences, and provides consultancy to businesses seeking to develop for virtual reality.

Known for critically acclaimed HTC Vive launch title Final Approach, a strategy and air traffic control management game, Phaser Lock creates polished interactive virtual reality experiences across various platforms that explore imagination and creativity.

 

About Smilegate

Smilegate is Korea’s leading game company, which develops and services mobile and online games.  It has five core business sectors - game development, publishing, platform, investment and social contribution. Established in Korea in 2002, the company is the creator of CROSSFIRE, the world’s top online FPS game with over 8.5 million concurrent players across the globe, and many more distinguished titles. 

For more information regarding Smilegate, please visit the website.

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Final Approach: By The Numbers

As a celebration of a successful year with Final Approach, we thought we would share some fun statistics with you all! We've been collecting analytics since the launch of Cargo Drop #1 on Final Approach and at launch with Final Approach: Pilot Edition.

VR Playtesting for Phaser Lock

We've got exciting things in store for Phaser Lock, and we need your help to playtest our current project in development! We're currently looking for playtesters to help give us feedback and have fun in a fast-paced VR game. 

Virtual reality is a new medium with tons of challenges and surprises. Testing levels, new mechanics and the flow of the experience is absolutely essential. By volunteering your time to playtest, you make the game as great as it can be and contribute to the success of VR!

We're super excited to have the opportunity to bring in playtesters, but we are limited to those who can come in person. If you're in the Austin area/willing to travel and over the age of 18, let us know you're interested in playtesting and we'll bring you in!

Send us an email at info@phaserlock.com if you're interested!

Final Approach launches on Oculus Touch

We are excited to announce the launch of Final Approach on Oculus Touch systems. Hand-tracking is an essential part of the experience of Final Approach, and we’re extremely excited to offer our original game to players on Oculus Rift.

This day is one we've been looking forward to with immense anticipation. We were announced on the stage of Oculus Connect 2 alongside several other titles that have gone on to see great success at launch. 

 Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe on the stage announcing the first batch of launch titles planned for Oculus Touch at Oculus Connect 2 (2015). 

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe on the stage announcing the first batch of launch titles planned for Oculus Touch at Oculus Connect 2 (2015). 

In the eight months since Final Approach has launched on HTC Vive, we’ve been amazed by the response from our fans. When we created Final Approach as a mere prototype at the Austin Roomscale VR Jam in 2015, we never would have imagined how it would develop to become the magical experience it is today.  Constantly we hear how our game makes players “feel like a kid again” in our world of tiny planes and big challenges.

In order to continue reaching more fans with the fantastic world we’ve created, we will be permanently reducing the price of Final Approach and Final Approach: Pilot Edition to $14.99 USD. Today is a day that we expand the horizon for players to experience Final Approach through the launch of Oculus Touch, and we want t make it available to as many players as possible. 

Additionally, we are happy to continue to offer Final Approach: Pilot Edition for free to any owner of Final Approach- and vice versa! If you have already purchased Final Approach: Pilot Edition on Oculus Home, the Touch version of Final Approach will be available for you to download for free. 

**(NOTE: As of right now, the price of Final Approach: Pilot Edition has not been lowered on Oculus Home. To receive both games, purchase Final Approach on Oculus Home and Pilot Edition will be available for you to download for free. If purchasing on Steam, prices are correct and you will still automatically receive the other game when purchasing either Final Approach or Pilot Edition.)

We offer a huge thank you to all of our fans and community for their support of Final Approach thus far, and can't wait to hear about the adventures of new players on Oculus Touch.

 
 

Get Final Approach on Oculus Touch via Oculus Home or Steam today!