Magic Leap and Insomniac Games announced a new game, Strangelets, for the Magic Leap One. The game is a follow-up to Insomniac’s previous AR title Seedling, which released last year.
We tried an early version of Insomniac’s previous AR game, Seedling, at Leap Con in October last year. The full version of the game released later that year in December, and according to Insomniac the new AR game Strangelets follows on from Seedling’s story and sees players continue to deal with “the effects of ‘The Schmelling Incident’” from the story of the first game.
The Magic Leap blog also provides a brief description of the gameplay that Magic Leap owners can expect from Strangelets. “With the help of a mysterious companion known only as “Bulby,” Strangelets invites players to search their homes for dimensional rifts, reach inside to rescue strange alien creatures, then care for their collection by using harvested energy from real-world objects.”
The game also supposedly takes real-world time and weather into account to vary the gameplay, and features a story “worthy of retelling.”
Sony recently acquired Insomniac Games and, as such, the announcement for the game suggests Strangelets will be the their last release as an independent studio. Before Stangelets, their most recent release was Stormland, an Oculus-exclusive VR title, which was announced before the acquisition but released after it. Stormland’s release was unaffected by the acquisition, but the studio’s future in AR and VR remains unclear.
If you haven’t yet tried out Stormland yet, Jamie had some minor gripes but still said it was “as slick a VR shooter as you can find right now” in his review.