New awesome team members!

Super excited to have new, very talented team members. First, we have new Tech Lead Tomas (on picture left). He has been over 10 years in the games industry. Built tech for the Operation Flashpoint franchise at Codemasters and performed various roles at Unity Technologies with our CTO, including leading platform and editor feature development. Then we have Greg. He was Senior Narrative Designer at Remedy on Quantum Break, Cross Fire 2 and P7 with our CEO and Lead Artist.  Greg also worked as a Animation, Crowd or FX Technical Director at Framestore, MPC, Dr. D Studios and Animal Logic on Gravity, World War Z, Jack the Giant Slayer, Prometheus, Happy Feet 2, Sucker Punch and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Gahoole. Part of the Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe and VES Award winning Gravity visual effects team. On art side we have new Junior 3D Artist Maikki. She's enthusiastic and driven 3D game artist and animator, who loves challenging herself on all aspects of the art process. Despite the fact she's just finishing her Bachelor of Culture and Arts she has already developed VR games before joining 3rd Eye Studios.   

Super excited to have new, very talented team members. First, we have new Tech Lead Tomas (on picture left). He has been over 10 years in the games industry. Built tech for the Operation Flashpoint franchise at Codemasters and performed various roles at Unity Technologies with our CTO, including leading platform and editor feature development.

Then we have Greg. He was Senior Narrative Designer at Remedy on Quantum Break, Cross Fire 2 and P7 with our CEO and Lead Artist.  Greg also worked as a Animation, Crowd or FX Technical Director at Framestore, MPC, Dr. D Studios and Animal Logic on Gravity, World War Z, Jack the Giant Slayer, Prometheus, Happy Feet 2, Sucker Punch and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Gahoole. Part of the Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe and VES Award winning Gravity visual effects team.

On art side we have new Junior 3D Artist Maikki. She's enthusiastic and driven 3D game artist and animator, who loves challenging herself on all aspects of the art process. Despite the fact she's just finishing her Bachelor of Culture and Arts she has already developed VR games before joining 3rd Eye Studios. 

 

"VR is more than a game for 3rd Eye Studios"

Arja

"From the Highwaymen to Audioslave, via Cream and Them Crooked Vultures, the concept of a supergroup has been a mainstay of modern music. However, the idea of bringing together a troupe of creative heavyweights is far from a concept confined to the music industry.

Case in point: 3rd Eye Studios represents the meeting point of many of the big hitters in the Finnish games industry. Founded in June 2016 by veterans of Remedy, Bugbear, Moon Studios, RedLynx and Unity, the studio has set out to shake up the world of VR gaming. They aren’t doing this just by releasing games, either. They have much bigger plans, starting out with 3rd Eye Core technology and tools, and the Downward Spiral series."

Nice article about our company. You can read the whole story from here: http://www.goodnewsfinland.com/feature/32604/

"We really want to show people what you can do in VR, really showcase the medium"

Here's good article about us in Gameindustry.biz-webisite: http://cdn.gamer-network.net/2015/gamesindustry/logo/2016.png

"When you're starting a studio the most important thing is definitely to get the right people."

"Indeed, Remedy's reputation is built on competencies that are particularly well suited to VR, where 'immersion' is the ultimate goal: world building, storytelling, the creation of atmosphere, all supported by and sold on immaculate production values. 3rd Eye Studios first project, Downward Spiral, seems a perfect fit for these values; an anthology series inspired by TV shows like Black Mirror and The Twilight Zone, where each episode is a unique and (mostly) self-contained experience, but related to the others in tone and theme."

"We really want to show people what you can do in VR, really showcase the medium.... We want to inspire other developers, but if they want a shortcut they can get our tools and have access to the same features. You'll be able to build better VR with us. If you think about all of the good game companies out there, you need a very strong technology side in order to achieve something great. If you use the same tools as everyone else it's way harder to stand out."

 

Youtube Reviews Roundup

Great videos again. Enjoy these but please keep in mind that these videos contain spoilers and this first one also a lot swearing but apparantely guys did have a lot of fun:

In next video we especially like the comment that game was "the best VR experience I have experienced by far"

And in last video again I very impressed player....was very surprised about the fact that did not get any motion sickness. 

ZERO-GRAVITY SPACE THRILLER DOWNWARD SPIRAL: PROLOGUE OUT TODAY FOR OCULUS RIFT AND HTC VIVE

Independent virtual reality studio, 3rd Eye Studios today announced that its epic zero gravity thriller Downward Spiral: Prologue is now available on the Oculus store for Oculus Rift and Steam for HTC Vive. Inspired by cult 1970’s science-fiction and devoid from the motion sickness that has plagued other zero-G virtual reality games, Downward Spiral: Prologue is the prologue to the ambitious saga Downward Spiral.

“Structured as a modern TV series, Downward Spiral: Prologue is the beginning of a space thriller, whose mystery will unravel over time as we release future episodes”, said Kari Koivistoinen, CEO of 3rd Eye Studios. “Built from the ground-up by our team of award-winning industry veterans, Downward Spiral: Prologue offers a space Zero-G experience like no other by allowing players to move freely in a VR environment without motion sickness.”

 

A prologue for the Downward Spiral anthology series, Downward Spiral: Prologue begins as the players find themselves in a capsule that has docked with a space station. On first exploration, the station appears empty and the players must use control panels to progress and begin unravelling a mystery that will span the Downward Spiral anthology. In Downward Spiral: Prologue’s Journey mode, play through the story solo or in Co-op mode with a friend or stranger.  Deathmatch, meanwhile, allows up to eight players to experience exhilarating zero gravity gunplay in environments familiar to the story.

Future content, will allow players will uncover an epic compelling narrative, with new characters, plot points and settings added with each subsequent episode. Featuring a soundtrack by lead singer and composer of gothic rock band HIM, Ville Valo, Downward Spiral: Prologue launches on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive priced at for €9.99, $9.99, £6.99.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/574940/