FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2017, Ottawa, Canada – Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes’ latest update for the Samsung Gear VR adds full support for the Gear VR Controller, introduces leaderboards, seven new music tracks, and improved usability.
The Gear VR Controller allows players to easily rotate the bomb by swiping the touchpad and interact naturally by pointing at bomb modules. The introduction of shared leaderboards for both Gear VR and Oculus Rift versions adds a competitive element to the game. Plus seven new music tracks bring heart-pounding intensity to bomb defusal as well as relief during the brief downtime between missions.
Additionally, the Gear VR update:
- Improves Wire Sequence usability
- Fixes audio distortion when using Bluetooth speakers/headphones
- Allows game to be installed to external storage
- Adds slight bounce feedback when trying to rotate the bomb too far
- Improves cursor appearance
About Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the “Experts” who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the bomb defusal manual. But there’s a catch: the experts can’t see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out – fast!
Your puzzle solving and communication skills (and maybe a few friendships) will be put to the test as players race to defuse bombs while communicating quickly, clearly, and effectively. Everybody has a role to play whether they are defusing the bomb or not. Rounds are fast-paced, tense, occasionally silly, and almost always loud.
- Challenging puzzles that will test the limits of your communication skills… and friendships.
- A different bomb every time: procedurally generated puzzles keep the action fresh.
- Local multiplayer party game –only one copy is needed. A great way to experience Gear VR with your friends.
Awards & Recognition
"Excellence in Design (Winner)" - Independent Games Festival, San Francisco, CA, March 16, 2016
"Debut Game (Finalist)" - BAFTA Games Awards, London, England, April 7, 2016
"Media Choice Award (Winner)" - IndieCade Festival, Culver City, CA, October 12th 2014
"Best Social Experience (Winner)" - Proto Awards, Hollywood, CA, September 22, 2015
"Human Human Machine Award (Winner)" - A.MAZE Awards, Berlin, Germany, April 22, 2016
Press Kit: www.keeptalkinggame.com/press
About Steel Crate Games
Steel Crate Games is a team of three independent game developers from Ottawa, Canada. The team formed during the 2014 Global Game Jam when they created the first prototype of a silly bomb-defusing game called Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. They have been developing and exhibiting the virtual reality title ever since.
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