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If you want to have a hand in a game’s development but don’t code, Polyarc has a deal for you.

Seattle-based studio Polyarc annouced today that it is accepting sign-ups for its new competitive multiplayer VR game.

Polyarc is the studio behind the popular mouse-centric VR third-person puzzle adventure platformers Moss and Moss: Book II.

The studio says the new game will give new and existing competitive gamers something to look forward to in the VR space.

The studio hasn’t shared many details about its upcoming title, but developers say they are having fun making it.

Despite a lack of public details, Polyarc is building a playtest group for an event next month and has begun accepting sign-ups.

Polyarc will hold a closed playtest weekend for the new game on April 14, 15, and 16.

CEO Tam Armstrong says Polyarc has been happy to see the VR audience grow into tens of millions of players.

“As a game development studio that aspires to create games for everyone, we want to find ways to reach more of the audience within VR and even create space for new folks to join us there,” says Armstrong. “With that in mind, the greater number of players gives us the opportunity to try ideas we have for multiplayer gameplay that can offer more to competitive players.”

The Next Level for Polyarc

On the heels of Moss’ and Moss: Book II’s success, Polyarc says the new game will diversify its development portfolio.

According to Polyarc, its team has been looking forward to making the title since the studio began in 2015.

The studio says the player base needed to grow before it could support a competitive multiplayer game like the one it’s developing.

Armstrong says feedback and community observation have shown the studio that VR players want more competitive multiplayer games.

Titles in the genre like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, PUBG, and Fortnite have been popular among pancake gamers.

In the VR realm, games like Population One, Contractors, and Pavlov have been performed well with the competitive multiplayer crowd.

“We are excited about this opportunity, as VR offers interesting considerations for multiplayer games,” says Armstrong. “The ability to read the other player’s focus and intention as they move their head and hands are some of the elements that make playing games in person so compelling. We are looking forward to sharing what we’ve been working on and the fun we’ve been having playing it.”

Players interested in participating in the upcoming playtest weekend can sign up at the Polyarc website.

By Benjie Cooper

Raised on geek culture, Benjie has been in cannabis news since 2014, and a consumer since long before that. Before starting CannaGeek, he wrote for the Candid Chronicle and co-hosted the Nug Life Radio Show.

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