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Grand Master Alwyn Hacks Blasters of the Universe Twitter Account
Help Blasters take back VR (and Twitter) at E3
TORONTO – June 12, 2017 – There’s a new VR God in town: Grand Master Alwyn, Virtual Space Lord, has unceremoniously hacked the official Twitter account for Blasters of the Universe – the highly-anticipated VR bullet hell shooter from Emmy® award-winning content studio Secret Location.
“Our team has been working hard to prepare for the Summer 2017 launch of our studio’s first-ever original VR game, Blasters of the Universe,” says Josh Manricks, Technical Director & Product Lead at Secret Location. “Grand Master Alwyn’s true form was revealed when his consciousness was uploaded into virtual reality, and now the master of all VR space has hacked the @BlastersVR Twitter account.”
The Blasters of the Universe team is committed to regaining control of the Twitter account and is doing everything to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. The team apologizes for any confusion this has caused.
“We encourage all Blasters to tweet to Grand Master Alwyn @BlastersVR during E3,” said Josh Manricks. “Together we can take back VR (and Twitter) from this self-proclaimed Virtual Space Lord!”
Alwyn is out of control: If you send him a tweet during E3, you just might get a snarky #AlwynFTW response.
Meet Alwyn: Misunderstood Genius
Back in the ‘90s, plain old Alwyn spent his days as the undisputed king of the local arcade. Yes, he was awkward, insecure, and a little older than the other kids – but he did have superior skills and could mash buttons faster than anyone else. Shunned by the other kids, Alwyn’s true friends were the arcade games he played day in and day out. The real world around him eventually disappeared as he became one with the digital worlds he inhabited for hours on end. Anointing himself with the Grand Master moniker, Alwyn became known as the one and only Virtual Space Lord.
E3 2017: Where to Find Blasters of Universe
Face off against Grand Master Alwyn in the West Hall at the E3 Immersive Tech Zone (Booth #5400C). Alwyn has created his very own version of the floor map as well.
About the Game
In Blasters of the Universe, use hundreds of weapon combinations and seriously sick moves to overthrow the armies of an insecure man-child. Dodge and blast your way through unrelenting waves of enemies in a neon-bathed world straight out of ‘90s VHS cover art! The game has recently been updated with a whole new level (Facility), a new boss battle – and even the long-awaited Endless Mode. Who knows what goodies lay ahead once Blasters of the Universe has its official launch?
- Experience VR bullet hell on HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.
- Dodge seemingly endless waves of enemies and projectiles.
- Customize your weapons with hundreds of possible combinations.
- Engage in epic boss battles where survival is far from guaranteed.
- Enjoy an exciting campaign mode along with a number of bonus challenges.
Pricing & Availability
Blasters of the Universe is currently available on Steam Early Access for $14.99. The game is compatible with HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headsets, and requires tracked motion controllers.
Screenshots & Logos
Blasters of the Universe
About Secret Location
Founded in 2009 and acquired by Entertainment One (eOne) in 2016, Secret Location combines cutting-edge technology with traditional storytelling to create digitally accelerated experiences for the web, mobile, tablet, and emerging platforms such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Secret Location created the first original serialized VR narrative and is the first company in the world to win a Primetime Emmy Award for a VR project. For more information about Secret Location and Blasters of the Universe, please visit https://secretlocation.com and http://blastersoftheuniverse.com.
Secret Location to showcase “VR bullet hell” Blasters of the Universe at PAX East!
Secret Location will be at PAX East at the Indie MEGABOOTH showcasing BLASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, the studio’s original IP *and* the first ever “VR bullet hell” first-person shooter 🙂
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In Blasters of the Universe, use *hundreds* of weapon combinations and seriously sick moves to overthrow the armies of insecure man-child and self-proclaimed VR god “Grand Master Alwyn.” Dodge and blast your way through unrelenting waves of enemies in a neon-bathed world straight out of ‘80s VHS cover art!
With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Secret Location created the first original serialized VR narrative and is the first studio in the world to win a Primetime Emmy® Award for a VR project (Sleepy Hollow: VR Experience).
PAX East: March 10-12
Game: Blasters of the Universe
Location: Booth #17079 (Indie MEGABOOTH, egress aisle – across from the minibooth)
* Kathryn Rawson (Supervising Producer)
* Josh Manricks (Product Lead)
* Mike Sandercock (Game Designer)
Kathryn, Josh, and Mike will be at the booth for live demos — and to answer your questions, of course 🙂