It’s time to get schwifty, as Owlchemy Labs, the developers behind award-winning Job Simulator and the recently released Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality has been acquired by Google.
Owlchemy Labs will be helping Google to create engaging, immersive games as well as new interaction models, in order to “bring the best VR experiences to life”. Google says the Owlchemy will be developing VR games for multiple platforms beyond just the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
“We have a slate of original games that we have in [the] production and prototyping phase, and we’re going to continue to do that,” said Owlchemy co-founder Alex Schwartz in a blog post. “We’re very excited to continue to do that with the support of Google behind us.”
Owlchemy has pioneered new ways to show VR footage with a Spectator Mode for their games and a new depth-based mixed reality technique which can help mimic the feeling of using your hands in the real-world.
At this point, it’s unclear if Owlchemy will be working on stuff for Google’s Daydream VR platform but anything is possible.