We’re about to go on some *burrrp* awesome adventures.
Earlier this month we received an awesome tease in the form of a reddit post from Stress Level Zero. The post showed a sketch created in Tiltbrush by Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty, featuring the shows titular characters.
Making things even more exciting was a follow up comment saying, “hypothetically if I were to suggest the possibility of a VR game co created by Justin Roiland, StressLevelZero, and potentially Pen Ward, Would you be interested, very interested, not interested? Which one? Which one?” Looking further in the comments, StressLevelZero appeared to confirm that this mystery title would be the team’s follow up to their currently in development VR game, Hover Junkers, which will be coming to the Vive, “[it] will be our followup game to Hover Junkers, nothing small.”
Well today the hype just shifted over into reality as Justin Roiland made this incredibly interesting tweet late last night:
— Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland) August 30, 2015
Now the phrase ‘the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry’ comes to mind. There is still a chance nothing ever comes of this, but based on all the signals we have received up to this point, it seems likely that something – possibly even several somethings – will actually come to fruition.
Virtual reality has made multiple appearances in Rick and Morty recently, including a long look this season when the characters visited a future space arcade called Blips and Chitz. In a scene that was both hilarious and a poignant look into the distant future of the medium, Morty straps on a headset to play a game called “Roy: A life well lived” in which he lives the life of a guy named Roy from start to finish.
While a game like Roy is a long way away from being anything close to a reality (at least in the way that it was portrayed in the show) the show’s rich universe could lend plenty of fodder to potential experiences. Then again, with Roiland’s creative nature and sense of humor perhaps the virtual reality universes he chooses to explore will be entirely different.
Wubba lubba dub dub!