Hololabs created an environmentally-themed AR game launching April 22 in CanadaTetiana Brahina • April 21, 2023
Victoria, BC, Canada - April 21, 2023 - Canadian game development studio Hololabs shared details about their new mobile game Sky Haven: AR Merge Adventure.Launch trailerThe game combines location-based gameplay, simple puzzle mechanics, and rich storytelling. Players use their mobile devices (Android, iOS soon) to find, feed, and nurture creatures seen all over the sky in augmented reality.Players engage with members of a mysterious agency to help these sky creatures after discovering their presence in our world is directly related to climate change. Players contribute to climate action in the real world! In-game actions affect actual reforestation efforts through the game’s climate change partner, Ecologi.Tree plantingIn-app bundle purchases contain trees that will be planted by Ecologi in key locations all over the world. Sky Haven’s goal is to plant 1 million trees!Sky Haven: AR Merge Adventure will launch on April 22, 2023, on Google Play in Canada. Coming soon to the Apple App Store in Q2.“Education has played a big role in all of our projects at Hololabs and with Sky Haven we’re taking the opportunity to make an impact by telling a compassionate story about our planet.” - Amesh Narsing, VP of Software Development, Hololabs.Features include:Episodic mystery narrativeMany sky creatures to discover, with additional traits to unlockPuzzle gameplay via popular “merge” mechanicLocation-based map viewDrone view with creature scanning mini-gameAugmented reality (AR) view with proprietary sky occlusion systemAn engaging cast of characters that chat in-game with the playerFree to play on Android and iOSWebsite: http://skyhaven.appPress kit: https://go.hololabs.org/sky-haven-presskitGoogle Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hololabs.skyhavenSky Haven Landscape PosterAbout HololabsHololabs is a Canadian game development company that specializes in innovative mixed-reality games and experiences. They have contributed to a number of award-winning projects, including the Mario Kart - Koopa’s Challenge ride at Universal Studios Japan, a breakdance battle game called Floor Kids, and many others.
Hololabs to Launch Sky Haven: AR Merge Adventure in CanadaTetiana Brahina • April 14, 2023
Move over Pokémon GO! A mysterious new world of sky creatures is calling for ecologically-minded gamersVictoria, BC, Canada - April 14, 2023 - Canadian developer Hololabs has announced the launch of a new augmented reality puzzle adventure game, Sky Haven: AR Merge Adventure, available for free on the Google Play Store in Canada on April 22, 2023, with pre-registration open now.Announcement trailer video: https://youtu.be/McrZhND6WooPlayers of Sky Haven are thrown into an adventure that takes place in their surrounding neighborhoods. With the help of an in-game map and a plucky droid named Penny, they discover, track, feed, and heal majestic creatures that have appeared in their skies. Players match and merge items on their “merge board”, as well as hatch special creatures called “Wellies” that can be used to improve creatures' health.With this ambitious new title, the development team at Hololabs aims to bring attention to climate change through a fun and engaging story. They have partnered with Ecologi to allow players to contribute to actual reforestation projects, where in-game actions result in planting of trees in Peru, Kenya, Congo, and many other countries. “We've built a rich world with amazing creatures that can be seen through the magic of augmented reality; we hope this immersive experience can bring about more awareness of climate change, and we're excited to provide a meaningful way to take action.” - said Mike Wozniewski, President of Hololabs.Features include:Episodic mystery narrativeMany sky creatures to discover, with additional traits to unlockPuzzle gameplay via popular “merge” mechanicLocation-based map viewDrone view with creature scanning mini-gameAugmented reality (AR) view with proprietary sky occlusion systemA quirky cast of characters that chat in-game with the playerFree to play on Android and iOSWebsite: http://skyhaven.appPress kit: https://skyhaven.app/presskitGoogle Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hololabs.skyhavenSky Haven Landscape PosterAbout HololabsHololabs is a Canadian game development company that specializes in innovative mixed reality games and experiences. They have contributed to a number of award-winning projects, including the Mario Kart - Koopa's Challenge ride at Universal Studios Japan, a breakdance battle game called Floor Kids, and many others.
Sky Haven pre-registration is now open in Canada!Tetiana Brahina • March 30, 2023
March 30, 2023 - Hololabs is excited to announce that pre-registration for Sky Haven: AR Merge Adventure is now available on Google Play in Canada. Players have the opportunity to sign up for an automatic install as soon as the game is available on Earth Day this year, April 22nd, 2023.Pre-register nowNow all our friends, families and fans who supported and inspired us along the way will get a chance to know more about our unique game that combines best Pokémon GO and puzzle mechanics, along with rich mysterious narrative and immersive AR. We are inventing a new mobile gaming genre and eager to demonstrate it this spring!<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KfIHjqLYaV4" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe>Sky Haven: AR Merge Adventure is an alternate reality adventure game about the discovery of hidden sky creatures, featuring location-based gameplay, merge puzzles, and AR. Using a mobile phone (Android, iOS), players become new recruits of an Agency whose mission is to research and protect these newly discovered creatures living in our skies. Map navigation akin to Pokémon GO is used to find new creatures and establish feeding, harvesting, and research stations.Sky Haven: AR Merge Adventure has a strong environmental message. Sky Creatures are suffering due to global warming effects on Earth, and the HAVEN agency, who alone has the technology to see and track these creatures, is gathering forces to combat climate change. Players can take part in reforestation virtually and in real life by planting trees with Sky Haven and Ecologi. By purchasing special bundles that contain in-game items and trees. Our goal is to plant 1 million trees to help restore global forests.Hololabs is a game development studio based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Founded in 2011 by researchers in intelligent systems and veterans from AAA gaming, Hololabs fuses creative interaction design with advanced engineering to create innovative and engaging mixed reality experiences. With a portfolio ranging from theme park rides to mobile games and virtual reality, the company thrives on technically challenging and ambitious experiences, and has won several awards for their success.