Hot off the press from the Upload VR Showcase: Summer Edition – Star Shaman is an all-new VR game from an all-new studio.
Paris-based Ikimasho is working on this funky debut, the first trailer for which can be seen below. Ikimasho describes Star Shaman and a planet-hopping, spell-casting game, but there’s a lot more to learn about it. We can see the player collecting orbs with their hand, throwing projectiles and instantly hopping between planets as they battle waves of enemies. The trailer carries a groovy beat to it that suggests this could be a trippy experience. Seeing a flying neon manta ray glide through a waterfall only reinforces that suspicion.
The trailer also gives us a look behind the scenes of the new studio and the team’s reasoning for jumping into VR. Ikimasho is comprised of industry veterans that decided to take a leap of faith on VR after working at bigger studios in the gaming industry and beyond.
Ultimately the trailer doesn’t give away too much, though. For now we’re definitely liking the game’s groovy visual style and emphasis on physical movements. We can’t wait to learn more about how it plays and what modes will feature.
And we don’t have to wait much longer; Star Shaman is coming to Oculus Quest and PC VR headsets later this summer. We’ll keep you updated with all the latest on the game, including a full interview with the studio’s founders with more information, so check back soon. We’ve got plenty more news spinning out of the Upload VR Showcase, so tune in!
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