Stoic Entertainment, the South Korean VR game developer founded in 2014, is poised to captivate the global gaming community again. Renowned for creating immersive content, the company’s journey has been characterized by remarkable achievements, including annual sales growth exceeding 30 percent and strategic expansions into international markets.
With a compelling transition to the online platform during the pandemic, backed by substantial investments, Stoic Entertainment has firmly solidified its reputation.
A Strategic Pivot and Funding Triumphs
The onset of the global pandemic prompted Stoic Entertainment to navigate uncharted waters, transitioning from offline-based ventures to a thriving online platform. This strategic maneuver ensured the company’s survival and garnered substantial support.
In December 2021, Stoic Entertainment secured a noteworthy Pre-Series A funding of $2.3 million USD, a testament to its resilience and vision. Building upon this success, the company secured Series A funding of $4.6 million USD in December 2022, further cementing its prominence in the gaming arena.
As anticipation builds, Stoic Entertainment is set to make a splash at Gamescom 2023, the world’s premier gaming event. Held in Germany, this global platform will be the perfect stage for the company to unveil its latest achievements and innovations.
With an impressive repertoire of accomplishments, Stoic Entertainment’s presence promises to be a highlight of the event, captivating industry insiders and gaming enthusiasts alike.
Unveiling World War Toons, Tank Arena VR
The crown jewel of Stoic Entertainment’s endeavors, World War Toons: Tank Arena VR, has redefined the VR gaming landscape. Marking a historic milestone, it became the first Korean-developed game to grace the Meta Quest Store, underscoring the company’s technological prowess and innovative spirit.
The game offers an immersive and casual VR tank experience, inviting players into exhilarating 4vs4 multiplayer battles with tanks boasting unique abilities and weaponry. Since its launch in December 2022, the game has garnered widespread acclaim, sustained by frequent updates and captivating seasonal events that keep players engaged.
Immersive Gameplay and Trailblazing Controls
World War Toons: Tank Arena VR stands out for its gameplay, immersive interactions, and groundbreaking controls. The game introduces interactive elements that leverage VR’s potential, including tank repairs, fire extinguisher usage, and skill activation.
The casual 4vs4 co-op multiplayer battles blend tank aesthetics with first-person shooter mechanics, all facilitated by an intuitive user interface that offers players a comprehensive battlefield view. With its innovative control scheme allowing players to choose between Thumbstick + HMD controls, the game caters to diverse preferences, delivering a personalized and captivating experience.
Offering a simplified yet authentically realistic tank control system, the game strikes a harmonious balance between accessibility and depth.
Moreover, the game fosters social connections, allowing friends to form groups (parties) and communicate in real time through voice chat. Including a group matchmaking system amplifies the competitive spirit in team-based battles, fostering a sense of camaraderie and collaboration among players.
Collaborating with SK Telecom, the official distributor of Meta Quest 2, Stoic Entertainment’s commitment to global VR success is evident. Selected as the flagship candidate in a project aimed at elevating Korean VR games worldwide, World War Toons: Tank Arena VR boasts an array of technological innovations.
Its VR-oriented design ensures a seamless user experience by meticulously measuring distances and sizes while applying Application SpaceWarp (AppSW) technology to maintain top-notch graphics without compromising frame rates or inducing motion sickness.
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