Minority Media Introduces Reclaim! Competitive eSports VR Game

Posted On: 5/26/2019

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MONTREAL, QC, Canada — Minority Media  has launched a competitive virtual reality  game for its Chaos Jump platform. Titled Reclaim! and set in an imagined dystopian future, the game challenges players to shoot it out in battle arena maps across cities they are fighting to reclaim.

Minority Media is the award-winning game studio that developed the small-footprint (144 sq.ft.) Chaos Jump turnkey multiplayer VR platform for site-based entertainment. Reclaim! is its first VR eSports title, and is now available exclusively through the company’s four-player Chaos Jump systems worldwide.

Reclaim! players teleport from platform to platform in the virtual urban sci-fi environment, pursuing and evading one another while using their VR controllers to engage opponents with gunfire and hand grenades in combat across the compact physical space. To travel from point to point, the player simply aims at a floating platform and presses the “teleport” button. This creates a bridge between the platforms and transports the player across it. As the skill levels increase, the teleportation becomes more complex, with players teleporting across, up and down across the map to gain an advantage or avoid defeat.

“Reclaim! is the next evolution of laser tag in VR,” said Michael Zaidan, vice-president of business development and global sales for Minority Media. “Combined with the addictive, competitive social play of blockbuster multiplayer games like Fortnite and Overwatch, Reclaim! is designed for replay with numerous features purpose-built to appeal to gamers of all skill levels. We expect them to play, tell their friends, and then bring them back to play together again and again.”

Reclaim! is designed to deliver physically active, socially engaging, competitive VR fun that will amaze new users and tactical experts alike, while providing the best benefits of eSports by entertaining spectators and drawing attention – and new players – to the arena.

According to the manufacturer, the gameplay is structured to encourage new players to jump in and learn, while providing sufficient depth to support advanced features and challenging options for even the most competitive gamers.

Minority Media’s team consists of many of Canada’s best videogame makers with experience building some of the world’s leading game franchises, including FIFA, Batman, Splinter Cell, Rainbow 6, Grand Theft Auto, Deus Ex, Assassin’s Creed, and many others. Minority’s creative director Stephan Carmignani, technical director Chrys Piva and art director Josh Lee led the development of Reclaim!

“We are proving that location-based VR isn’t just a demonstration of advanced technology,” Zaidan concluded. “It is a perfect medium for well-made, fun games that engage and drive repeat play.”

Click here to view a video of Reclaim! in action.

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INVITING: Chaos Jump VR platform accommodates 1 to 4 players and measures only 12 ft. on a side. It features an open design to encourage spectators. Game studio Minority Media is launching its first eSports title, Reclaim! for the platform; the one shown here is fitted with a leaderboard for eSports competition.