Synth Riders and OhShape Team Up on New Collaborative Map, Discounts
COVID-19, lockdowns and the resulting long periods of inactivity has seen many people embrace the more energetic VR experiences and virtual reality fitness apps such as OhShape, Beat Saber and Box VR among others. Now two rhythm-action VR experiences –Synth Riders and OhShape– are teaming up for new bundled discounts and a collaborative map. The two will bring forth a community competition by leveraging a brand-new map that will be available on both VR experiences.
When you visit the Oculus Store, you will find that OhShape and Synth Riders have been bundled up into a Duo Pack that goes for $27.99. The new price represents a 30% discount that enable players to save a bit on the two VR apps. The two developers behind the experiences, Odders Lab and Kludge Interactive, are also releasing a free song known as Delight by the artist Jamie Berry to mark the event.
The track has been hand-mapped and choreographed for the two videogames by the respective teams to show how each of them can provide a different experience. The two have also launched “Collab Delight”. This is a contest that enables players to pair or even compete on their own to get the best high scores in the new song. Winners will receive a number of prizes such as Amazon Gift Cards. If you are interested in joining the Collab Delight contest, you can sign up here. The contest will run from June 30th at 6pm PST. The contest winners will be unveiled during a special co-developer stream that is scheduled for 1st July, 2020.
Both Synth Riders and OhShape feature a fitness element in them though they are notably different from the VR rhythm leader Beat Saber. In OhShape, the player tries to fit their body into cutout shapes that are in walls that are flying towards the users. In Synth Riders has a system where the player dodges the walls, hits targets and rides on the rail system either in a competitive multiplayer mode or solo.
The collaboration offers an opportunity to explore the synergies between the two games as well as the communities around them. The collaborative approach is a welcome development for Synth Riders which is always looking for ways of pushing the boundaries of Virtual Reality rhythm genre, according to its CEO Arturo Perez.
Synth Riders is very close to dancing where the player has to hit targets while dodging the walls all the time to the beats of various music styles. OhShape, on the other hand, was inspired by a Japanese TV Show known as “Hole in the Wall” where the user has to match the shapes with their bodies to pass via blocks and punch walls.
The Synth Riders and OhShape Duo Pack now costs $27.99, offering users a 30% discount on the two games.