Adult Swim’s surreal cartoon Rick and Morty is coming to real life, or the closest thing to it, via the medium of the HTC Vive.
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The show, known for its mind-bending sci-fi plots which frequently result in huge ethical dilemmas, is being turned into a VR experience of the likes of Job Simulator and other applets for messing around in fake space.
The Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality will make its world debut at the Adult Swim on The Green event during San Diego’s Comic-Con next week, July 21-24.
If you’re heading down, look behind the convention centre, in dark alley, where a man will put something over your eyes and you get to walk around grabbing at stuff.
The game itself was a collaboration between creator Justin Roiland and Owlchemy Labs, as Roiland hinted at the VR tinkerings quite some time ago.
“We’ve been working in secret for months,” says Owlchemy’s website. “This is truly a dream project for us. We’ve been huge fans of the franchise since the beginning.”
This isn’t Justin’s first foray into Valve-related games development as he provided his voice and comedic talents for a Dota 2 announcer pack in conjunction with Dota personality Ted “PyrionFlax” Forsyth last year.
“Working with [creator] Justin Roiland is hilarious, and he gets us,” Owlchemy continues. “In fact, we first met serendipitously over our mutual love of Job Simulator, got drunk, ate Indian food, and then decided to make a video game together. And now we’re bringing the world of Rick and Morty to virtual life.”
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