Through a press release, IONIA, the first title in the Rhythm of the Universe adventure series about preserving the environment with the power of music, will create a magnificent symphony on Oculus Quest, PSVR, and PC VR in the second quarter of 2021. Proceeds from the Cannes XR Development Showcase 2020 award winner and Raindance film festival nominee will go to Wildlife Warriors, a non-profit organization for the environment.
Founded in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin, Wildlife Warriors continues Steve Irwin’s legacy of protecting injured, threatened or endangered wildlife, be it a single animal or an entire species. Its mission is closely aligned with that of ROTU Entertainment and the Irwin family supports Rhythm of the Universe: IONIA. The goal is to raise awareness of environmental protection issues through immersive entertainment.
As the first of seven games, each with a distinct look and feel, IONIA will introduce an otherworldly forest filled with instrument-inspired flora and fauna. The world is alive with the sounds of music as hands-on interactions between VR controllers and woodland dwellers send high-pitched drum beats, soft bell sounds, and other good vibes buzzing through the air. Your aim is to create a path in a jungle teeming with life to save the Harpa, a mythical being in danger.
Saving the Harpa as you explore the mysterious forest and its looming ruins is no small task. Climb trees, dash through trenches, collect supplies and solve puzzles using music-based magic. Reveal hidden areas but above all, heal the forest through the power of chanting.
” We have decided to postpone our musical puzzle adventure so that we can bring it to Quest and PSVR players at the same time, ” says Jason Parks, CEO of ROTU. ” We want anyone with a VR headset to be able to explore the wonderful world we have created from our experiences working extensively with international musicians and documenting the deforestation of the Amazon .”