Virtual tabletops have become an essential enabler for some tabletop RPG fans during the lockdown. It’s a competitive market with technology progressing quickly.
Are Resolution Games about to skip to the next level? Imagine putting on the VR headset you got for Christmas and stepping into the same realm as your virtual tabletop. You, with your friends, could peer down over the game board, roll virtual dice and watch your digital miniatures explore the dungeon.
The VR tabletop is the experience that Resolution Games are bringing to life with Demeo. It’s not just technology; it’s a turn-based roleplaying game due for release this year for the Oculus Quest and Rift platforms, as well as Steam, and it’ll support PC and VR play.
In the game, four heroes have to save their world from the corruption lurking in the catacombs. Characters can be Guardians, Assassins, Sorcerers or Hunters and will have to combine their abilities with loot found in the virtual dungeon to succeed.
Tommy Palm, CEO of Resolution Games, told the press;
It’s so easy to get lost in the different environments of the game. Are you sitting around a table playing a board game with friends in your parents’ basement? Yes. Are you a hero exploring levels of a dungeon and facing hordes of monsters and traps with your fellowship of warriors? Also yes. It’s this combined experience that’s so reminiscent of traditional tabletop gaming with friends that makes Demeo such an engaging experience.”
Based in Stockholm and specialising in creating virtual and augmented reality games, Resolution makes the Angry Birds AR and VR games.
Steam lists the software’s minimum requirements as Windows 10, Intel Core i5-4950/AMD FX 8350 or better, 8 MB RAM, and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or better. You’ll need 200 MB of space free.
Resolution’s goal is very much creating game night. Palm added;
Our goal in creating Demeo was to design a shared gaming adventure for friends to become completely immersed in fantasy worlds, where they can step out of their everyday experiences and find a chance to escape the outside world together. It’s very much like an old school game night with friends, but now with a bit of previously impossible wish-fulfilment: your thought of ‘man, I wish I could be in this game’ has actually come true, and it’s more incredible than you ever imagined.”
Demeo will be the first game from Resolution that’s possible to play on PCs as a non-VR game. It’ll support cross-platform play between VR-enabled gamers and those of us still on our PCs.
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