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Award-winning VR game Wands now available for Pico Goblin

August 31 - Cortopia Studios’ critically acclaimed Wands is now available for the new and exciting Goblin VR-device from Chinese company Pico. The Pico Goblin offers an all-in-one solution in a lightweight form factor that delights users and liberates people from clunky VR hardware.

Wands is a first-person mobile VR experience offering fast-paced magic duels against other players online. Wands was awarded Best VR Game 2016 in March 2017 at the International Mobile Gaming Awards at GDC in San Francisco.

“Wands is one of the few VR multiplayer games with an engaged player audience with high retention rates. We are committed to bringing Wands to all VR players, interested in competitive gaming, which is why we’re delighted to announce that the game is launching with the Pico Goblin,” says Ricky Helgesson, co-founder of Cortopia Studios.

“Wands has been available on mobile VR platforms for almost a year now, so in terms of game mechanics and optimization work there wasn’t much to it. The porting consisted mostly of back-end work, enabling us to support yet another platform. Fortunately, the Pico development team has done a great job with their SDK, so the setup process was easy. Wands suits Pico Goblin very well, and developing for Pico was straightforward and enjoyable,” continues Ricky Helgesson.

Pico Interactive focuses on creating amazing VR entertainment platforms for consumers and businesses alike. With operations in the United States, Europe, China and Japan, Pico develops innovative VR solutions that enable users to experience the best in VR entertainment, including games, videos and interactive CGI experiences.

“We love making VR products, but more importantly, we love to see people enjoying the amazing, fun and entertaining worlds that can be created using VR. We are thrilled that Cortopia is bringing Wands to our platform. It's a fantastic multiplayer game that we know our users will have a great time playing” says Paul Viglienzone, VP Business Development, Pico Interactive

Cortopia Studios is a Swedish independent and award-winning publisher, designer and producer of exceptional VR and AR games. Co-founders Ricky Helgesson and Andreas Skoglund share a background as producers at EA-owned DICE.

“All of our contacts at Pico have been very easy and encouraging to work with. We’re really looking forward to see our relationship strengthen with the release of Wands. Pico Goblin is a world-wide product and unlike many other headsets, that includes the Chinese market, which is of great interest to Cortopia. As a VR developer, you can’t afford to stay out of China.” says Ricky Helgesson in a finishing statement.

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