NYX Game Grand Winner

No More Rainbows

Entrant Company

Squido Studio

Category

Meta Quest VR Game (New) - Best Gameplay

Client's Name

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Country / Region

Canada

No More Rainbows, developed by Squido Studio, is an innovative and genre-defining platformer for VR that takes the classic charm of platform gaming and seamlessly transitions it into the immersive medium of virtual reality.

The game puts players in the shoes (or perhaps paws) of a gruffly-likable monster, fighting off an invasion of adorably cute, rainbow-spewing creatures in a world that was once grim and lava-filled. It's a twist on traditional narratives, one that breathes fresh life into the VR gaming landscape.

Where No More Rainbows truly shines is in its innovative movement system. It employs intuitive hand-based gestures for player movement, creating a sense of physicality and immersion that sets a new benchmark for VR platformers. The game successfully leverages the capabilities of VR to create a uniquely immersive and physically engaging gameplay experience, without compromising on comfort, thanks to its effective motion sickness mitigation strategies.

The gameplay unfolds across four distinct worlds, each a hub filled with a series of levels offering a variety of platforming challenges, enriched by classic platformer tropes and steadily introduced new mechanics. The challenge is balanced by the adjustable difficulty settings and the absence of a 'lives' system, making the game accessible and enjoyable for a broad spectrum of players.

An unexpected, but thoroughly entertaining, multiplayer mode brings further depth to the game, offering cooperative and competitive play in beautifully designed platform arenas, adding a strong replay value to the game.

Visually, No More Rainbows stands out with its vibrant cartoon style and consistent art direction. Despite the inherently fast-paced nature of platformers, every element is easy to interpret, making for a seamless experience.

In conclusion, No More Rainbows takes a beloved gaming genre, reimagines it for a new medium, and executes it with a blend of creativity, technical prowess, and attention to player experience. It's a shining example of what VR gaming can achieve.

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