BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brit awardee Henry Hoffman on board as publisher readies mobile AR combat game Reality Clash
Philippines development hub extended ready for rollout of in-game trading platform
Reality Gaming Group is aggressively expanding its development team ahead of its release of mobile combat game Reality Clash next year.
Fiddlesticks Co-Founder & BAFTA Breakthrough Brit awardee Henry Hoffman joins to work on the underlying technology framework, bringing his wealth of experience and creative talent to what is a complex title that bridges the worlds of games and cryptocurrency and to ensure that gameplay in Reality Clash is as important as the cutting edge technology.
Hoffman was most recently project lead for Fiddlesticks’ Hue, which was published by Curve Digital for Xbox One, PS4, Vita and Steam, winning more than 25 industry awards in the process. On October 26th 2017 he was awarded a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit for his work in the UK game industry.
Hoffman joins Lead Developer Paul Mottram and Executive Producer Ben Hebb of Near Light (both previously of Zoë Mode) on the Reality Clash project, which blends elements of multiplayer, AR and cryptocurrency on iPhone and Android devices.
Reality Gaming Group has also ramped its development hub in the Philippines, which is charged with building out the Reality Clash in-game weapons line-up and its blockchain-based ‘Armory’ weapon trading platform, which is due to come online this winter ahead of the game’s release.
The company recently raised $3.5 million via an innovative ICO (Initial Coin Offering) using Ethereum blockchain technologies to fund the development of the highly-anticipated title, which is due for release in Q3 2017.
Reality Clash is a free-to-play game for iPhone and Android devices that uses the phone’s camera to render an AR view of the world on-screen, with geolocation gameplay encouraging players to enter face-to-face combat with each other in real time.
Combat will take place in real locations – players can invite friends, undertake missions and set up battles in urban areas, parks and woodlands.
“I’m delighted to be joining a great team to work on one of the most ambitious mobile games projects to date – I can’t wait to get started,” said Hoffman. “As soon as I heard that Reality Clash combined AR, crypto and multiplayer I knew it was a game I wanted to be part of. It’s going to bring the world of crypto and gaming together in a way that’s never been attempted before.”
Tony Pearce, Reality Gaming Group co-founder, said: “We were absolutely thrilled with the level of participation in the Reality Clash ICO, and now we’re even more excited to embark on the next stage of that journey – the expansion of our development team as we work towards delivering what is a hugely exciting project. We’re privileged to have a talent like Henry as part of the Reality Gaming Group team.”
Reality Clash Teaser Trailer: https://vimeo.com/210474982
More information about Reality Clash and its Armory can be found at http://realityclash.com.
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About Reality Gaming Group
The Reality Gaming Group management and development teams have strong experience when it comes to conceptualising and creating video games and apps. The development team has more than 20 years’ experience across Mobile, PC, Console, AR and VR games platforms, including:
Shooty Fruity – PSVR / HTC Vive / Oculus Rift
Perfect - PSVR / HTC Vive / Oculus Rift
Sing Star - Disney
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 & 2 - Activision
Guitar Hero – Activision
Risk Urban Assault - Ubisoft
The Voice - Activision
Powerstar Golf - Microsoft
The Rocky Horror Show: Touch Me
Lego Star Wars Battle Orders – Disney
Runescape – Jagex
Stuart O’Brien – Mimram Media
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Tony Pearce – Reality Gaming Group