Indie development studio Tigertron are hard at work on their upcoming virtual reality (VR) title Jupiter & Mars, which is set to release later this year for PlayStation VR, have now announced that they will be taking the title to not one but two events, giving players a chance to try out the title this weekend.
The first of the two events Jupiter & Mars will be attending is Games For Change Festival, New York City. The annual event was founded in 2004 and highlights videogames and gaming culture poised to initiate social change. Jupiter & Mars will attending the event and thanks to the collaboration with environment organizations like SeaLegacy and The Ocean Foundation, will be helping to raise awareness of challenges facing the ocean today. Jupiter & Mars will be included as part of Games For Change’s ‘XR For Change’.
The second event the title will be making it’s debut you is taking place in Europe, offering attendees to SeaLegacy’s ‘SeaLegacy Turning The Tide’ exhibition at Fotografiska in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 1st. SeaLegacy makes an appearance within Jupiter & Mars in the form of an unlockable video message along with the title’s narration, which is provided beautifully by SeaLegacy co-founder Cristina Mittermeier.
Both taking place this weekend, those in the New York City area will be able to see Jupiter & Marstoday, Saturday, June 30th. The SeaLegacy debut will take place tomorrow, July 1st, between the hours of 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Telling the tale of dolphins Jupiter and her companion Mars, along with the help of ancient whales called The Elders, players will navigate the future Earth in which mankind has disappeared, forcing the dolphins to confront and solve the after-effects of man’s industrial legacy. With a strong focus on environmentally storytelling and providing information and insight into human impact on the Earth’s oceans, the title is set to be a beautiful and thought-provoking VR experience.