PRESS RELEASE: Moss Announced as a Launch Title for Oculus Quest VR Headset at Oculus Connect 5

PRESS RELEASE: Moss Announced as a Launch Title for Oculus Quest VR Headset at Oculus Connect 5

SAN JOSE, CA – September 26, 2018 – Moss, the acclaimed action-adventure puzzle game for VR, took center stage today at Oculus Connect 5 when Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, revealed Moss as a launch title for the Oculus Quest during his keynote presentation. Revered as one of the best VR titles to date because of its intuitive gameplay, creative design, and high degree of artistic polish, Moss brings a unique experience to gamers around the world. And now, with the untethered technology coming in the Quest, players will have the freedom to explore and share the world of Moss whenever and wherever they want when the headset is released in Spring 2019.

In Moss, players guide a young mouse hero named Quill on an epic journey while also manipulating the field of play as their own character and key ally to Quill. Crafted to maximize the transformative magic of VR, Moss allows players to reach into a dynamic world—their every action having impact. Since Moss launched earlier this year on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive, it has retained a top rating across numerous charts and been nominated for multiple “VR Game of the Year” awards.

 It was also announced during Oculus Connect 5 that come this October 2018, current Oculus Rift owners will be able to unlock two unique Moss items to decorate their virtual Oculus Home. Unlock a virtual poster by artist Ryan DeMita by ascending to the castle, and unlock a virtual Quill figurine by giving her a high five in-game.

Players attending Oculus Connect 5 this week can explore Moss on the Oculus Rift via a playable demo on Wednesday, October 26 from 3:30-7pm and Thursday, October 27 from 11:30-2:15pm.

Moss, the highest-rated MetaCritic PSVR title released in more than a year, is currently available at PlayStation Store, Steam, Oculus Rift, and HTC Viveport for 29.99 USD MSRP.

Moss is rated E10+ by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.polyarcgames.com and follow the official Polyarc channels Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

© 2018 Polyarc, Inc. All rights reserved. Moss is a trademark of Polyarc, Inc.

 About Polyarc

Polyarc, located in Seattle, was founded in 2015 to explore the energizing and momentous possibilities of virtual reality, and to champion a culture where deep collaboration, creative expression, and high player value are at the forefront of every innovation. Polyarc’s team is made up of talented developers with deep experience working on well-known, AAA franchises such as Destiny, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, Red Dead Redemption, and Guild Wars 2. https://www.polyarcgames.com/

 

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PRESS RELEASE - Moss Fans Score Big with the Release of the Moss Soundtrack

PRESS RELEASE - Moss Fans Score Big with the Release of the Moss Soundtrack

Polyarc gifts the Moss Soundtrack to new and existing owners during a limited time promotion and opens pre-order sales for its premium collectable CD and vinyl albums

Seattle – July 27, 2018 – The world of Moss will soon extend beyond the virtual reality headset with the release of the Moss Soundtrack, dropping across major digital retailers August 3, 2018. As a special thank you to fans, Polyarc is gifting the full digital soundtrack to everyone who has purchased or will purchase Moss through PlayStation®Store, Steam, Oculus, Viveport, GameStop or one of the many physical retail locations by August 17, 2018. For all other music enthusiasts, the Moss Soundtrack is now available for pre-order at digital retailers such as Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

Washington Post - ‘Moss’ creates a new model for a successful VR game

Washington Post - ‘Moss’ creates a new model for a successful VR game

‘Moss’ creates a new model for a successful VR game

Anyone who has had the good fortune to have spent their childhood or early adolescence reading books probably retains a sense of nostalgia for the ways stories used to dissolve the world around them in a comprehensive fashion. “Moss,” the new standard-bearer for PlayStation VR, courts this feeling by creating a game that unfolds within the pages of an illustrated book. The world of “Moss” is snug and encompassing. It takes the puzzle-platformer and tries to narrow the gap between the observer and the observed, or the player and avatar, by capitalizing on VR’s unique ability to make you feel like you’re a part of the world. Playing “Moss” is like living inside a diorama where you can manipulate bits of the scenery.

waypoint - 'Moss' Suggests Maybe You Didn't Waste That Money Buying a VR Headset

waypoint - 'Moss' Suggests Maybe You Didn't Waste That Money Buying a VR Headset

waypoint - 'Moss' Suggests Maybe You Didn't Waste That Money Buying a VR Headset

There are three VR rigs in my home, but I haven't touched them in over a year. 'Moss' was good enough to change that.

A few days ago, I huddled next to my PlayStation 4, and stared at the expensive piece of glass and plastic that’s sat next to the console, completely untouched, for more than a year. Upon closer inspection, I realized there were spiderwebs inside my PlayStation VR headset, and at some point, I’d borrowed the USB cable needed to power it on, and never returned it. There are three VR headsets in my house, but I can’t remember the last time I used any of them. Every time I’m tempted, the work needed to set everything up—the cables, the moving of furniture—is enough to push me towards a game that’ll boot up when I hit a single button.

PRESS RELEASE - A New World Awaits … Moss Launches Today on PlayStation VR

PRESS RELEASE - A New World Awaits … Moss Launches Today on PlayStation VR

A New World Awaits … Moss™ Launches Today on PlayStation®VR

Immerse Yourself in this First-of-Its-Kind Storybook Adventure

SEATTLE, WA – February 27, 2018 – Your time has come at last, dear Reader. Today, Polyarc invites fans around the world to experience the potential of virtual reality with Moss, an action-adventure puzzle game like no other. Players will enter a rich tale of myth and magic, joining the unlikely hero Quill on an epic journey. Crafted to maximize the transformative magic of VR, Moss allows players to reach into a dynamic world—their every action having impact. Moss is now available at PlayStation Store, GameStop, and Amazon for $29.99 USD MSRP.

GamesBeat - Polyarc’s post-E3 mission: Making Moss’s cute VR hero feel real

GamesBeat - Polyarc’s post-E3 mission: Making Moss’s cute VR hero feel real

Polyarc‘s adorable virtual reality adventure Moss stars Quill, an intrepid mouse heroine who fits in the palm of your hand and wields a sword. She embarks on a journey within the pages of a book of fairy tales, and as the Reader, your role is to help her out. You guide her throughout her journey, enabling her to defeat enemies such as beetles, moving parts of the environment to solve puzzles so she can move forward.

PlayStation Universe - Polyarc Interview: Looking behind the charming PSVR standout, Moss

PlayStation Universe - Polyarc Interview: Looking behind the charming PSVR standout, Moss

PlayStation Universe recently had the opportunity to speak with Polyarc Games, the development team behind the upcoming PSVR action-adventure puzzle game, Moss.

In the interview we discuss several topics, including the relationship between Quill and the Reader, the inclusion of collectibles, and the possibility of seeing a Moss storybook or other types of media from Polyarc in the future.

PRESS RELEASE - Moss™ Available for Pre-Order Today – Set for Release February 2018 on PlayStation®VR

PRESS RELEASE - Moss™ Available for Pre-Order Today – Set for Release February 2018 on PlayStation®VR

Details Announced During PlayStation’s Paris Games Week Livestream: Fans Can Pre-Order Moss and Instantly Receive Exclusive Pre-Order Bonuses

Gamers looking to experience the full potential of PlayStation VR are one step closer today as Polyarc kicks off pre-orders for Moss today, the breakthrough action-adventure puzzle game revealed earlier this year during Sony’s 2017 E3 Press Conference. Slated for release in February 2018, fans in North South and Latin America, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia can now pre-order Moss at PlayStation Store and GameStop for $29.99 USD MSRP.

DEVELOP - Interview: Moss - A Whole New World

DEVELOP - Interview: Moss - A Whole New World

Working on blockbuster games like Destiny and Halo may be a dream of many, but for co-founder of Polyarc, Chris Alderson, the freedom to create his own visions is more important. Jem Alexander talks to him about the creation of Moss, a VR title about developing a bond between the player and the protagonist

A third-person action adventure game with a strong narrative is not something you’d necessarily expect to be the next VR darling, but new studio Polyarc’s first game, Moss, is exactly that. Announced at Sony’s E3 press conference, the game has decades of development experience being funneled into it and looks to explore new areas of VR game design.