Valo Motion, a pioneer in combining interactive technology with physical activities, has launched a new game for its augmented wall climbing game platform, ValoClimb.
Valo Motion is pleased to announce the launch of Shadowlings, a brand new puzzle-based game for the ValoClimb climbing wall platform, which can be played by up to four players and is recommended for two players. It features Shadowlings, cute creatures that have become lost in the Shadow realm and need players’ help to get home.
During the action, players use their own shadows to nudge, carry and fling the Shadowlings across many levels. They also need to think quickly to complete puzzles and get a top spot on the leaderboard.
Shadowlings is ideal for entry-level climbers, allowing them to work together and solve challenges. Parents and children can play together, or small groups of friends. This is the first ValoClimb game that focuses on collaboration and helping each other.
It includes several cutting-edge technological advancements to the ValoClimb system. Firstly, Valo Motion has created a custom tracking system that detects the players’ shadows on the wall. This brings a new level of freedom to the interactions. Whether the player is touching the wall or swinging their hand while hanging from a hold, their shadow is all that matters.
In addition to this, the game features an exact and responsive physics simulation system which drives the whole experience. Even the fastest of movements can send the Shadowlings flying off where the players are aiming.
Lastly, Valo Motion made creatures that interact with players. From their facial expressions to their fur, everything reacts to what the players do. They can even be tickled!
Listening to the operators
These new features will also become part of future games, both on ValoClimb and also on the company’s ValoJump trampoline game platform.
“We listened to the family entertainment venue owners and made the new game perfect for the parks. The game is played in short 2–3-minute sessions, so that as many people as possible get to try the game out during the day,” says Dr Raine Kajastila, CEO of Valo Motion.
“Many people actually do get to try it as the game technically works with a maximum of 8 players. We still recommend playing with 2 adults or 3 children at a time for the safest and most fun experience. It also works perfectly as a single-player climbing challenge and you will find yourself exhausted after completing hard difficulty levels on your own.”
Valo Motion recently won a Brass Ring Award at IAAPA Expo 2019. Super Stomp, the first two-player game on a trampoline, won the Best New Product (Technology Applied to Amusements) award.