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nDreams to co-fund and publish first VR game by Paw Print Games

nDreams Ltd., the UK’s largest independent developer/publisher solely focused on creating virtual reality (VR) games and experiences, is thrilled to announce that they have signed a deal to co-fund and publish the first VR title by Paw Print Games, an independent games studio in Chester known for their unique gesture-driven titles for iOS and Android.

Paw Print Games’ forthcoming VR game will be the first externally developed title that nDreams will bring to market as a 3rd-party publishing partner, following investment rounds the company received from Mercia totaling £3.9m.

In their role of publishing partner, nDreams will be providing Paw Print Games with marketing, PR and sales support, as well sharing their industry-leading VR development expertise.

The team at Paw Print Games boasts a wealth of industry experience within the console and mobile sectors, having worked on numerous published AAA titles before forming the studio, including many of the BAFTA award-winning LEGO games at Travellers’ Tales. The studio carved a name for itself in the gaming world with its first release, KAMI RETRO, the hit mobile videogame. nDreams are looking forward to building a strong relationship with this highly talented studio.

Patrick O’Luanaigh, nDreams’ CEO and Founder, said:

“I’m delighted to be working with Paw Print Games, a supremely gifted British team with a truly stellar track record in the industry. Our ambition at nDreams is not just to develop and publish our own high quality VR games and experiences, but to work with the best third-party developers to help them bring their VR projects to market. nDreams is already a 40-strong development and publishing team, and we’re growing quickly. We can’t wait to tell you more about Paw Print Games’ upcoming title, so look out for future announcements.”

David Corless, nDreams’ VP of Publishing, said:

“Over the past two years, we’ve been busy building our capabilities not just as a dedicated VR developer, but also as a publisher of VR games and experiences. We’ve done this through making several key hires, as well as by laying the strategic foundation for our position as a publishing partner. Now, we’re incredibly excited to partner with Paw Print Games, the first result of our efforts in this area, especially as their forthcoming title is such a great fit with the portfolio of games we’re developing internally.”

Antony White, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Paw Print Games, said:

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with nDreams on our debut VR game. We’ve been really impressed by their level of hands-on expertise in the field of VR development, and their enthusiasm and commitment to the success of this emerging medium is enormously encouraging. We look forward to matching their ambition with our own for what promises to be an inventive, memorable and extraordinarily fun game.”

nDreams was one of the first videogame studios in the world to dedicate all their efforts on creating innovative and remarkable VR games and experiences, and has been working on virtual reality projects since 2013. Two of its titles, Gunner and Perfect Beach, have already been launched on Samsung Gear VR and Perfect Beach is also available to download for Google Cardboard from the Google Play Store. The Assembly, nDreams’ upcoming interactive story in first-person VR, is set to release this summer on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and will launch on PlayStation 4 following the release of PlayStation VR.

nDreams look forward to announcing further 3rd-party publishing deals in due course as the company continues its ambitious growth strategy.