Hyper RPG Launches New Weekly VR Series ‘ER VR’; The First Program Using the VREAL Platform
February 24, 2017
Using VREAL, Hyper RPG Turns the Operating Rooms of VR Game
Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality into a Movie Set
Watch live on Twitch.tv/HyperRPG Today at 4:30 p.m. PT
SEATTLE – Feb. 24, 2017 – Virtual reality entertainment takes a leap forward today as VREAL®, the new platform for VR game livestreaming and discovery, helps streaming studio Hyper RPG premiere the first weekly VR series. Using VREAL’s exclusive VR streaming tools, the Hyper RPG team will create a seamless 2D viewing experience of a VR game, a milestone in the way we share VR games with wider audiences.
Hyper RPG’s new show “ER VR” will feature popular Twitch streamers competing in the VR world of Bossa Studios’ Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality, where they’ll dissect their subject as quickly and accurately as possible. Scrub-clad fake doctors on set will critique the playstyle of each contender, scoring their performance at the end of the surgery. The new series, sponsored by Akamai, launches today at 4:30 p.m. PT, with new episodes running weekly. Twitch streamer MissesMae will be the first guest to compete in the “ER VR” challenge while Pamela Horton and Ify Nwadiwe provide commentary.
“With VREAL, Hyper RPG is liberated from the constraints of streaming the player view from the VR headset,” said Todd Hooper, CEO and founder of VREAL. “Using VREAL cameras within the game Hyper RPG are able to transform the operating rooms of Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality into a movie studio. This makes the virtual world appear to be a real world experience on screen, the first step to fulfilling the wish of every gamer to experience new virtual worlds.”
VREAL is a platform that transforms personal VR experiences into shared entertainment. VR games become shared virtual worlds that people can enjoy together through native VR streams, where broadcasters and viewers are able to meet and interact with each other inside VR, and by enabling content creators to use virtual cameras to create high-quality live and on demand broadcasts for 2D audiences. The “ER VR” show kicks off a slate of VREAL enabled programming this year from top streaming influencers.
“When we launched the original Surgeon Simulator, it was always about creating fun for both the players and those watching over their shoulders,” said Henrique Olifiers, Gamer-In-Chief and Co-Founder of Bossa Studios. “VREAL is an exciting new way for the audience to get even closer to the action and laugh along with ‘would-be surgeons’ as they try to save poor Bob.”
“At Hyper RPG we’re a full-time streaming studio that prides itself on taking risks and giving our audience programming they can’t watch anywhere else,” said Zac Eubank, CEO of Hyper RPG. “We tried streaming VR games before because there is so much interest and curiosity about virtual reality. We found it was really difficult to give our viewers a sense of what the player was experiencing while in VR. VREAL’s in-game cameras solves that problem for us and we’re stoked to kick off a show completely centered around a VR game that our audience can enjoy watching.”
The first episode of “ER VR” will air on Hyper RPG’s Twitch channel at 4:30 p.m. PT today, Friday, February 24. For more information about VREAL, please visit: http://www.vreal.net or follow VREAL on Twitter: @VREALofficial.
VREAL® (Virtual Reality Entertainment and Livestreaming) is the first platform for VR game streaming and discovery that transforms private virtual worlds into shareable, discoverable experiences. As a native VR streaming platform, VREAL enables developers, streamers, players, and viewers around the world to join in on the fun from any VR headset or screen. Based in Seattle, VREAL is founded by leading technology and game industry executive, Todd Hooper.
About Hyper RPG
Hyper RPG (Hyper Rabbit Power Go!) is a gathering place for friends on and offline, centered around video and tabletop gaming, comic books, movies, and more. Hyper RPG pushes the boundaries of collaborative storytelling and shared gaming experiences across the web and around the world. Striving for inclusive content and representation, Hyper RPG is a community driven network. Created by Jordan Weisman (creator of Shadowrun, Battletech RPGs) and Zac Eubank (former showrunner of Geek & Sundry Twitch), Hyper RPG operates studios both in Seattle and Los Angeles with 60+ hours of innovative, entertaining shows a week.
About Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality from Bossa Studios
Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality gives players complete ‘hands on’ access to some of the most unlikely surgeries out there. From a heart transplant in Zero-G to a brain surgery during a blackout, it’s all there with lots of fun surprises and environments to explore, in the newest and most immersive version of Surgeon Simulator yet, built especially for VR. Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality is available now on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Touch.
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