Wands is one of the most polished experiences on mobile VR headsets, and holds up well on high-end devices too. You can only expect to see the game grow in 2018; its developers just raised $2.48 million.
Swedish-based Cortopia Studios announced the news late last month in partnership with Init Invest. These funds — raised from several unnamed investors — will be used to turn Wands into a major multiplayer VR game (it already supports competitive modes) as well as develop new VR experiences and expand the team. Cortopia will also be looking into augmented reality technology going forward.
Wands itself has players taking part in multiplayer battles, casting spells that players can customize and bring into matches. It’s basically the Harry Potter VR simulator many of us have been waiting for ever since we picked up a headset.
We were quite fond of Wands when it first launched on Gear VR back in August 2016. “There are lots of different maps to battle on, an inventive spell customization interface, and some truly intense duels waiting to be had in the depths of this mysterious and mystical world,” we wrote in our review. One of our few complaints was that it was a game best suited for positional tracking but, since then, it’s been remastered for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Look for more from Cortopia as the year goes on, then.