Insomniac’s Final Independent Studio Release Is ‘Strangelets’ AR Game For Magic Leap One

Magic Leap and Insomniac Games announced a new game, Strangelets, for the Magic Leap One. The game is a follow-up to Insomniac’s previous AR title Seedling, which released last year.

We tried an early version of Insomniac’s previous AR game, Seedling, at Leap Con in October last year. The full version of the game released later that year in December, and according to Insomniac the new AR game Strangelets follows on from Seedling’s story and sees players continue to deal with “the effects of ‘The Schmelling Incident'” from the story of the first game.

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The Magic Leap blog also provides a brief description of the gameplay that Magic Leap owners can expect from Strangelets. “With the help of a mysterious companion known only as “Bulby,” Strangelets invites players to search their homes for dimensional rifts, reach inside to rescue strange alien creatures, then care for their collection by using harvested energy from real-world objects.”

The game also supposedly takes real-world time and weather into account to vary the gameplay, and features a story “worthy of retelling.”

Sony recently acquired Insomniac Games and, as such, the announcement for the game suggests Strangelets will be the their last release as an independent studio. Before Stangelets, their most recent release was Stormland, an Oculus-exclusive VR title, which was announced before the acquisition but released after it. Stormland’s release was unaffected by the acquisition, but the studio’s future in AR and VR remains unclear.

If you haven’t yet tried out Stormland yet, Jamie had some minor gripes but still said it was “as slick a VR shooter as you can find right now” in his review.

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Insomniac Games Announces ‘Seedling’, Launching on Magic Leap in November

Insomniac Games, the talented game studio behind non-VR games like Spider-Man (2018) and VR games like Edge of Nowhere (2016) and The Unspoken (2016), today announced their first AR game called Seedling, coming to Magic Leap in November.

Without doubt, Insomniac Games is one of the most experience VR development studios to date, and now they’re turning their experience in immersive entertainment toward augmented reality.

Today at Leap Con, the company announced Seedling, an upcoming title for Magic Leap which is due to launch in november. As an AR experience, the approach is very different from anything Insomniac has done in VR, this time involving alien plants that the user must care for. The studio tells Road to VR that the experience will rely on real-world time, as plants slowly grow and need tending to over the course of many (real world) days.

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The studio says the game has a story to tell that goes beyond just growing an alien garden, but they’re not saying much about what it will encompass or how it will be told.

Magic Leap is working with Insomniac as a publisher on the title, and while the experience was built by a small team, Insomniac tells us that Seedling has been in development for nearly a year and a half.

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