Theale, UK April 14, 2022 – Vertigo Games, the VR specialist publishing and development arm of the global Koch Media Group, and Anotherway, VR development studio with roots at Microsoft Hololens and Activision, today released the first ‘Riff Pack’ for their applauded VR music title Unplugged on Meta Quest and PC VR* (*Valve Index Controller compatible headsets only).
Ricardo Acosta, founder and creative director at Anotherway said: “One of our team's main focus is to keep adding great music to Unplugged. Having such great tracks for the first DLC is a dream come true. We are long-term fans of every band included in this Riff Pack and it was a blast to be able to add these songs into the game. We hope our community will feel the same when experiencing this heavy new gameplay!”. As with all songs in Unplugged, the tracks in the Riff Pack are playable in four difficulty modes, as well as practice mode, which is where players can improve their riffs in pursuit of reaching the top of the leaderboards.
Watch the trailer here.
About the Unplugged - Riff Pack
Shred your way through the heavy classic riffs in Unplugged’s new Riff Pack. Feel the rock ‘n roll as you dive into the loud and energetic music of some of the biggest rock legends. Rise to the top of the leaderboards and become the ultimate air guitarist. Time to rock on!
The Riff Pack includes the tracks:
- Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control
- Muse - Won't stand Down
- Rob Zombie - Crow Killer Blues
- Slayer - South of Heaven
Published by Vertigo Games and developed by Anotherway, Unplugged is available on Meta Quest and PC VR* for an SRP of €/$ 24.99 (*Valve Index Controller compatible headsets only). The Riff Pack is now available on both platforms for an SRP of €/$ 5,99. For more news about Unplugged, go to their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and sign up for the newsletter at unplugged-vr.com.
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Anotherway is a newly formed VR development studio, founded in 2020 by Ricardo Acosta and Julia Casal. For many years, Ricardo and Julia worked as developers for major clients and agencies such as Microsoft Hololens and Activision. While these environments were ideal for learning and skill development, the two always felt a need to build something of their own, on their own terms, away from the corporate grid. During lockdown, they started working on their own passion project “Unplugged”, which seemed to really resonate with the VR community. Realizing the potential Unplugged held, Ricardo and Julia decided to break their corporate chains and chase their ambitious dreams. Anotherway was finally born. unplugged-vr.com.
The group’s publishing, marketing and distribution activities extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner.
The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt; publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally - as a global publishing partner - Koch Media has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including; Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.
With its parent company in Höfen / Austria - and the HQ in Munich / Germany - Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
The Koch Media Group owns 10 game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Digixart (Montpellier / France), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam / the Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films; a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns leading video game merchandise companies Gaya Entertainment (Munich / Germany) and DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg / USA) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc / Czech Republic.
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