The creator of sports and games of the future, Valo Motion from Finland, releases a new puzzle-based multiplayer game for their augmented wall climbing game platform.
Shadowlings is a brand new game for up to four players, but recommended for two. The game is played on the ValoClimb climbing wall with cute Shadowlings that have gotten lost in the Shadow realm. The players use their own shadows to nudge, carry and fling the creatures across dozens of levels. The players need to figure out the puzzles as quickly as possible and compete against other players on the leaderboards.
The game is designed for entry-level climbers that want to work together and solve climbing challenges. It’s perfect for parents to play with their children or small groups of friends. The experience of working together and helping each other is a first for ValoClimb games so far.
The game introduces many brand new technological advancements to the ValoClimb system. First of all, Valo Motion made a custom tracking system that detects the players’ shadows on the wall. It creates 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. Second, Valo Motion added an exact and responsive physics simulation system that drives the whole game experience. Even the quickest of movements send the creatures flying off exactly where the players want to. Third, Valo Motion made creatures that feel alive and love to interact with the player. From their facial expressions to their fur, everything reacts to what the players do. Shadowlings can even be tickled!
All these new advancements will be used for future games on both ValoClimb and the trampoline game platform ValoJump to make new exciting experiences.
“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 to play 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 – the viral phenomenon
Valo Motion has grown from being a viral video sensation to being a successful growth company with over 300 partner locations globally. The company has become the powerhouse of the augmented reality fitness and family entertainment products which are already used in 55 countries and counting in activity parks, trampoline parks, fitness and climbing gyms and entertainment centers – even museums and malls.
Thousands of people all over the world enjoy Valo Motion’s wall climbing and trampoline game platforms every day. ValoClimb and ValoJump appeal to athletes, gamers and anyone else looking for a fun new activity or an unconventional way to exercise.
Valo Motion has reached over 150 million viral video views of the climbing wall game platform ValoClimb. The video has been featured all over the world by hugely popular video channels such as Discovery Channel, MTV, Redbull, Motherboard, Buzzfeed, Unilad and has hit the front page of Reddit several times.