“Rank17, a VR-focused publisher with a development team in Southern California, is set to deliver a number of innovative VR titles in 2017.”
– Raffaella (2P)
Rank17 Starts Out the Year with a Bang
Full Slate of VR titles coming in 2017
SAN DIEGO – Jan. 16, 2017 – Rank17, a VR-focused publisher with a development team in Southern California, is set to deliver a number of innovative VR titles in 2017. The year starts with the retro-themed Super Pixel Smash (due this month) — followed by the monster sim Monster Crush Online and “alien boxing” sports game Planetary Punchout. Finally, an all-new sniper-focused first-person shooter is currently in production and due later this year.
Super Pixel Smash
Wield pixelated paddles to smash powerful shots across colorful interactive walls. Target power-ups for increased scoring, leverage the ever tricky “multi-balls,” or even unlock charged shots to rake in the points. Above all, be sure to avoid the dreaded “death panels”… and race against the clock to secure an impressive high score!
Monster Crush Online (working title)
Play as a giant monster crushing everything in its path. Choose from four capable creatures — Carl Cthulhu, Demon Dave, Gorzilla Greg, and Randy Rockford — and lay waste to fully destructible cityscapes in this entertaining monster sim. In multiplayer mode, compete against friends or go co-op for some shared VR mayhem.
Planetary Punchout (working title)
As an unwilling competitor in the Intergalactic Boxing Federation (IBF), the only choice is to face antagonistic alien creatures in a series of out-of-this-world boxing matches. Winning is far from easy: Each alien race has developed unique fighting styles — and defeat is not an option. Win enough bouts … and live to fight another day!
“This is shaping up to be a standout year for Rank17. After building on the positive reception of our previous games — including the well-received BladeShield — we’re charging full speed ahead with a new generation of ‘pick up and play’ VR titles,” says Steve Iverson, Studio Head, Rank17. “Breakout fans will find much to love in the nostalgic Super Pixel Smash. I’m sure that even meekest among us would be up for some city stomping fun in Monster Crush Online. Boxing is already fun, but punching aliens in face in Planetary Punchout is even better. Finally, FPS fans will soon get the VR game they always wanted in our upcoming sniper game. There’s much more to come throughout 2017!”
2017 Slate of VR Titles
- Super Pixel Smash
- Monster Crush Online (working title)
- Planetary Punchout (working title)
- Sniper (working title)
More to come!
Rank17 is a development studio specializing in the fusion of VR games and adtech. The team at Rank17 is driven to develop immersive game-based experiences across the best virtual reality platforms — including HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Oculus, and Gear VR. With a passion for great gameplay, Rank17 creates crazy, fun games that unlock the potential of VR. We focus on high-value, “pick up and play” titles that will bring players back again and again. Founded in April 2016, Rank17 has already produced a diverse set of VR game titles including Armed Against the Undead, VR Baseball, Boo Breakers, and BladeShield. The company is privately held and financed by a group of startup veterans.