Highly Anticipated Swedish VR Newcomers SVRVIVE Enter Marketplace with Debut Title & $6 Million Valuation
● Stockholm‐based VR games studio and distributor teases debut title after 15MSEK ($1.8 million) initial seed round at a 50MSEK ($6 million) valuation
● Announces advisory board, including Rikard Steiber (HTC), Jenny Nordenborg (Neat Corporation) and Sofia Sheppard (Spotify)
● Demo available now exclusively via Steam
Stockholm, Sweden ‐ August 3 2016: Stockholm‐based VR games studio and distributor SVRVIVE is ready to unveil its inaugural VR game offering, the demo of which is now available on Steam and www.svrvive.com.
The brainchild of entrepreneur Faviana Vangelius and co‐founded with game developer duo Hampus Granberg and Pontus Petterson, venture builders Johan Svärd and Nils von Heijne (former head of digital communications for AVICII), the demo of its debut title SVRVIVE lands on the heels of the group raising 15 million SEK ($1.8 million) during its first seed round.
”We are excited to enter the exploding VR market with such a skilled team, experienced advisors and a game title which we feel is making the most of VR by taking players to new worlds.” ‐ Faviana Vangelius, CEO and co‐founder at SVRVIVE AB.
As well as being backed by one of Sweden’s most substantial seed investments this year, the group now also boasts a renowned advisory board of tech and gaming heavyweights. This includes HTC’s own SVP of Virtual Reality Rikard Steiber, Neat Corporation’s founder Jenny Nordenborg (creator of much‐hyped Budget Cuts) and Spotify legal advisor Sofia Sheppard.
“It’s truly an honor to have HTC Vive’s very own Rikard Steiber, Jenny Nordenborg of Neat Corp/Budget Cuts and a bunch of other smart minds as our advisors. The fact that they believe in both our studio and our first game from day one has energized our entire team.” ‐ Faviana Vangelius, CEO and co‐founder at SVRVIVE AB.
With a sole focus on VR gameplay, inaugural title SVRVIVE offers a new and dynamic gaming experience to the HTC Vive. Allowing players to explore new worlds and dimensions, this mystery puzzle game fuses immersive user experience with head scratching storytelling, adding to an exciting wave of game developments for HTC’s
industry shaking stake in the VR world. With chapter one of SVRVIVE expected to land later this fall, the demo is available now exclusively on Steam.
ABOUT THE GAME:
SVRVIVE is a mystery game for HTC Vive in which you are abducted from your earthly life to join an alien agent workforce. You must unearth clues to save the universe, as well as yourself. In the world of SVRVIVE you get to explore different dimensions of the universe and challenge yourself in an evolved mystery puzzle. Will you ever truly understand your mission? Will you locate the missing pieces of the Deus Helix? And will you svrvive?
ABOUT THE SVRVIVE STUDIO:
SVRVIVE AB is a new Stockholm‐based VR games studio and distributor. It is the brainchild of entrepreneur Faviana Vangelius and co‐founded with game developer duo Hampus Granberg and Pontus Petterson, venture builders Johan Svärd and Nils von Heijne (former head of digital communications for AVICII), and an international venture capitalist firm investing 15 million SEK ($1.8 million) in the studio’s seed round.
Download demo: http://store.steampowered.com/app/509540/
Official trailer: https://youtu.be/CkecQRYeOfQ
Official Website: www.svrvive.com