Earlier this year, to tie-in with the release of the Steven Spielberg movie, HTC Vive launched a VR portal called The Oasis. Sharing the same name as the fictional metaverse seen in both the film and the novel it’s based on, the app acts as a hub world to various minigames built by a number of developers. Now HTC wants to expand The Oasis, and it’s looking for more studios to work with.
HTC recently put out a call to VR developers to build more content for the app. Studios can apply here with basic information and a design proposal for the their idea, which HTC will then evaluate. Who knows, you could see your own game showing up on the free service pretty soon.
Given that the app is entirely free to play, we’re not sure exactly how HTC would compensate developers for the time and resources used to expand The Oasis, though that will surely be hashed out with any successful applicants.
Currently, The Oasis consists of five games, including three original experiences themed after the movie and two smaller minigames that are actually just taken from Vive Studios’ own game, Arcade Saga. It’s a pretty fun experience, though we’re not exactly sure why HTC is so stubbornly sticking to expanding it months after the movie released. Perhaps it’s hoping for a second wind once the DVD release is here?