ARKTIKA.1

A post-apocalyptic VR shooter

 

4A Games

“This is the type of VR title hardcore gamers have been waiting for.”

– Matt Bertz (Game Informer)

4A Games & Del Rey Books Announce Storytelling Partnership for VR AAA Shooter ARKTIKA.1

eBook companion penned by renowned author Christie Golden set to release Summer 2017

MALTA – May 9, 2017 – 4A Games, the studio behind the award-winning Metro series, and Del Rey Books – an imprint of Random House and one of the world’s foremost publishers of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction – announced today a collaborative partnership behind the storyline for 4A Games’ upcoming first-person shooter for Oculus™ Touch, ARKTIKA.1, as well as an official eBook novella. The companion eBook and many of the narrative elements behind ARKTIKA.1 were penned by New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden – known for several Star Trek, Star Wars, StarCraft, and World of Warcraft novels – along with accompanying editorial oversight from both 4A Games and Del Rey Books.

“I couldn’t ask for more from 4A Games and my publisher, Del Rey Books,” says author Christie Golden. “We’ve worked together every step of the way to bring ARKTIKA.1 to life. I brought my A-game to this project, calling on my playwriting training to create sharp dialogue and utilizing my world-building skills to help complete the immersive experience virtual reality offers. Players looking to dive into the game’s universe by cozying up with a book have much to look forward to!”

“4A Games sits at the very top of the game industry, with unparalleled atmosphere and visual design,” says Tricia Narwani, editorial director at Del Rey Books. “We’re pleased to work with Christie and 4A Games to create a deep, absorbing story that compels fans to return to the world of ARKTIKA.1 – a dark, post-apocalyptic world where humanity has nevertheless kept hope alive.”

4A Games is known for its love of story-driven shooters, complex characters, and atmospheric visuals. This cooperation with Del Rey Books is a natural progression for a studio used to more reflective, literary experiences that stay with players for years on end.

“Story is at the heart of any AAA game – and we have some things to say about that! With our experience making post-apocalyptic games, we’re now taking players a hundred years in the future and presenting them with a dangerous yet hopeful world,” says Yevhen Fedorets, lead game designer on ARKTIKA.1. “We’re building environments filled with detail – resulting in believable, atmospheric locations. Immersion is all about connecting everything in the world with the player, and we found that this feeling of ‘being there’ is by far the best way to tell an engrossing story about survival.”

About ARKTIKA.1

Nearly a century in the future – in the aftermath of a silent apocalypse – Earth has entered a new ice age. Only the equatorial regions remain habitable, yet pockets of humanity still manage to survive in small numbers all over the planet. These regions of civilization sit on resource-rich, highly desirable territories to the north and south. As a mercenary hired by Citadel Security, you must protect one of the last colonies in the wastelands of old Russia from violent raiders, marauders, and horrifying creatures.

ARKTIKA.1 is being built on the acclaimed 4A Engine and delivers a post-apocalyptic experience unlike any other on Oculus Touch. With breathtaking detail and superior shooting mechanics, ARKTIKA.1 is on a fast course to redefine the scope and graphical fidelity of VR first-person shooters.

Availability

The ARKTIKA.1 eBook companion is set to arrive in Summer 2017. Pricing and launch date are yet to be announced.

Assets

Game Logos & Screenshots

IMGUR
http://imgur.com/a/44eU1

Download
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/screenshots_ARKTIKA.1.zip

Trailer

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLkvbAFIOJc

Download
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9186800/teaser_ARKTIKA.1.zip

Social Media

4A Games

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/4aGames

Twitter
https://twitter.com/4AGames

YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC71SD-Hs3zcrpwB3WDdXyeQ

Christie Golden

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Christie-Golden-304267622917728

Twitter
https://twitter.com/ChristieGolden

GoodReads
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7710.Christie_Golden

Del Rey Books

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https://www.facebook.com/DelReyBooks

Twitter
https://twitter.com/delreybooks

About Christie Golden

Christie Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels, including the Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi novels Omen, Allies, and Ascension. Her media tie-in works include launching the Ravenloft line in 1991 with Vampire of the Mists, Fable: Edge of the World, more than a dozen Star Trek novels, and multiple World of Warcraft and StarCraft novels – including World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects and StarCraft II: Devil’s Due. To learn more about Christie Golden, please visit http://christiegolden.com.

About Del Rey Books

Del Rey Books was founded in 1977 as an imprint of Ballantine Books, a division of Random House LLC, under the guidance of the renowned Judy-Lynn del Rey and her husband, Lester del Rey. Del Rey publishes the best of modern fantasy, science fiction, and alternate history. To learn more about Del Rey Books, please visit http://www.delreybooks.com.

About 4A Games

4A Games is a multicultural, multinational video game development studio – with offices in both Ukraine and Malta – known for its atmospheric first-person shooters Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, and Metro Redux. Established in Kiev, Ukraine in 2005, the studio was founded by a passionate team of game industry veterans with the goal of creating AAA-quality games for current gaming PCs and then “next-gen” game consoles. In 2014, the studio moved its headquarters – along with more than 50 team members and their families – from Ukraine to the island of Malta. Currently at the heart of the company are over 100 talented designers, programmers, artists, effects specialists, and writers from all over the world with a diverse and unique set of backgrounds – bringing countless years of experience in software development and computer games in particular. To learn more about 4A Games, please visit http://www.4a-games.com.

OCULUS, RIFT, OCULUS TOUCH and the OCULUS Logo are trademarks of Oculus VR, LLC. All rights reserved.

4A Games Unveils New Details on Upcoming VR Shooter ARKTIKA.1

Action-packed FPS promises AAA immersion and graphical fidelity

 

MALTA – Feb. 28, 2017 – 4A Games, the studio behind the award-winning Metro series, has been hard at work on the Oculus Touch exclusive ARKTIKA.1 and can now reveal new details on the game’s storyline, gameplay, and high-end VR visuals.

Nearly a century in the future – in the aftermath of a silent apocalypse – the planet has entered a new ice age. Only the equatorial regions remain habitable, yet pockets of humanity still manage to survive in small numbers all over the planet. These regions of civilization sit on resource-rich, highly desirable territories to the north and south. As a mercenary hired by Citadel Security, you must protect one of the last colonies in the wastelands of old Russia from violent raiders, marauders, and horrifying creatures.

Capitalizing on the latest version of the 4A Engine, ARKTIKA.1 immerses you in a post-apocalyptic society facing technological and biological horrors that threaten the twilight of mankind. With breathtaking detail and superior shooting mechanics, ARKTIKA.1 is on a fast course to redefine the scope and graphical fidelity of VR first-person shooters.

“This is a major step forward for 4A Games. ARKTIKA.1 represents all that we have learned about creating life-like environments, implementing responsive shooting mechanics, and delivering exceptional visual fidelity on console and PC,” says Andriy “Prof” Prokhorov, Creative Director and Co-founder, 4A Games. “ARKTIKA.1 is likely to be the first AAA shooter built from the ground up for VR, instead of the usual practice of porting from another platform. On top of that, the precision and range offered by Oculus Touch tracked controllers takes realistic shootouts to a whole new level.”

Key Features

  • Highly immersive AAA first-person shooter for the Oculus Touch.
  • Tactical combat featuring full body movement such as touch, dodge, and take cover.
  • Incredible visuals powered by the latest version of the 4A Engine (originally developed for the award-winning Metro franchise).
  • Atmospheric setting with a blend of both post-apocalyptic and sci-fi environments.
  • Weapons and attachments with tons of customization choices, including the ability to build your own.
  • Intuitive controls for natural, realistic gameplay.
  • Visceral challenge with finely-tuned difficulty balance.
  • Deep, immersive storyline.

Availability

ARKTIKA.1 is set to arrive in Q3 2017. Pricing and launch date are yet to be announced. ARKTIKA.1 is an exclusive Oculus Touch title.

Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLkvbAFIOJc

Social Media
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/4aGames
Twitter – https://twitter.com/4AGames
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC71SD-Hs3zcrpwB3WDdXyeQ

About 4A Games

4A Games is a multicultural, multinational video game development studio with offices in both Malta and Ukraine — known for its atmospheric first-person shooters Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, and Metro Redux. Established in Kiev, Ukraine in 2005, the studio was founded by a passionate team of game industry veterans with the goal of creating AAA-quality games for current gaming PCs and then “next-gen” game consoles. In 2014, the studio moved its headquarters — along with more than 50 team members and their families — from the Ukraine to the island of Malta. Currently at the heart of the company are over 100 talented designers, programmers, artists, effects specialists, and writers from all over the world with a diverse and unique set of backgrounds — bringing countless years of experience in software development and computer games in particular. To learn more, please visit http://www.4a-games.com.

OCULUS, RIFT, OCULUS TOUCH and the OCULUS Logo are trademarks of Oculus VR, LLC. All rights reserved.