INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Rogue Ascent, a procedurally-generated Sci-Fi VR shooter controlled seamlessly by Oculus hand-tracking technology, has become the first Virtual Reality title for Quest or Standalone VR headsets to offer native Twitch integration with gameplay events that enable streaming communities to engage directly with streamers in-game.
“I wanted to offer native Twitch streaming because I saw a gap in the technology that I recognized I could fill. After watching a streamer having to lift up his headset every few minutes to read chat on his computer screen, I knew there was a better way.“ stated Jordan McGraw, Game Creator and CEO of Nooner Bear Studio. “This feature is the Presidential red phone of Twitch integration. It gives streamers a direct line of communication between them and their audience. Of course, community engagement is key to successful streaming, so I wanted to facilitate those core interactions.”
This feature alone would have been a monumental leap in viewer engagement for VR Creators, but it only gave him a better idea. “In doing so I recognized an even greater opportunity” stated McGraw. “I took chat integration a step further and gamified engagement by giving viewers direct control over the action. This system adds an intimate and engaging new dimension for both viewers and streamers like never before.”
McGraw and Nooner Bear Studio worked with Clique Games, a VR publisher, to make its groundbreaking “Rogue Ascent” title as optimized as possible for seamless streaming and hand-tracking technology.
“Rogue Ascent is our sandbox to push the limits of Quest/Meta’s technology. Not only does it have the best hand-tracking experience for first-person shooters, but now pushes the limits even further with a native Twitch Integration for streamers–a feature that was previously only available on PC.“ said Brandon Egolf, Co-Founder & CEO of Clique Games–Rogue Ascent’s VR publishing partner. “We are directly helping VR Creators make a living and giving them another tool in their belt to increase their engagement and growth. Rogue Ascent is the excuse Content Creators have been waiting for to begin playing Virtual Reality content for their channels.”
ZStorm, a popular Virtual Reality Twitch streamer, who has used the native integration while streaming Rogue Ascent on his channel, said he thinks this is one of the most innovative features available for streamers in the VR world.
“This is Twitch community engagement at its finest.“ stated ZStorm, a notable VR Twitch Streamer who has integrated Rogue Ascent into his streaming rotation. “Rogue Ascent is, by far, the best Quest hand tracking game in existence. Adding the Twitch integration only reinforces my opinion that this is the go-to VR title for Twitch Streamers everywhere.”
Learn more about the Native Twitch integration on Rogue Ascent here: https://www.rogueascent.com/twitch
About Nooner Bear Studio
Nooner Bear Studio is an Indianapolis-based VR development studio lead by Jordan McGraw. Jordan received his master of science in Computer Graphics Technology from Purdue University and has worked with Virtual Reality in gaming, data visualization, science, and medicine. Nooner Bear Studio focuses on using emerging technology to create fun, engaging, and immersive experiences for Virtual Reality. It is currently developing an upcoming VR title, Rogue Ascent.
About Clique Games
Clique Games is a VR publisher & developer that seeks to push Virtual Reality to new heights. Whether it be Hand-Tracking technologies or advanced physics simulation, Clique Games always reaches higher to set a new bar for what VR gaming can be. Clique Games are high octane, infinitely replayable, and accessible for all players.
ZStorm is a Virtual Reality Content Creator and Streamer. They stream gameplays, tutorials, funny moments, & tech reviews to help shape the future of the gaming industry with virtual reality.
Native Twitch Integration Gameplay Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1476031836?t=00h06m36s
Sean Earley is the Executive Editor of AR/VR Magazine & co-founder of RobotSpaceship Podcast Network. He is the Director of New Biz Development and Publishing at KEMWEB, a musician, producer & consultant. He loves guitars, VR and coffee.