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I Expect You To Die’ Named Best Overall VR Expe­ri­ence

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#1 VR Game Takes Top Honors at Proto Awards

PITTSBURGH, Penn­syl­vania (September 24, 2015) – Schell Games’ latest virtual reality (VR) game I Expect You To Die was named Best Overall VR Expe­ri­ence at the Proto Awards ceremony, which was held Tuesday night in Hollywood, CA. The game also was recog­nized for Best Gameplay and Best Inter­ac­tive Design, scoring a total of three trophies at the show.

The award-winning game is being showcased at the Oculus Connect 2 confer­ence being held September 2325, 2015. With over 17,000 unique downloads on Oculus Share, the game has been the most highly rated expe­ri­ence on the Oculus platform since shortly after its launch in June 2015.

Made specif­i­cally for Oculus Rift virtual reality platform, I Expect You To Die is a VR puzzle game that lets you step into the world of an elite secret agent to attempt to survive a series of deadly situ­a­tions. The goal is to complete the mission using brain power, cunning, and a top secret device that gives you the power of telekinesis. The game pays homage to James Bond and escape the room games with its design, art style, narrative, and sound. Currently the company has made one level available for free on Oculus Share.

The game was also a finalist for a Unity Award in the Best VR Expe­ri­ence category.

In addition, CEO Jesse Schell opened Oculus Connect 2 yesterday by sharing his insight on making great VR. His talk was based on his recent Gamasutra article, Making Great VR: Six Lessons Learned from I Expect You To Die,” which was published in June 2015. In it, Schell describes his back­ground with virtual reality tech­nology and offers six tips for creating comfort­able, engaging VR expe­ri­ences.

For more infor­ma­tion, check out the game’s website or follow the team on Twitter at @ieytd. Our newly released trailer is available on YouTube.

About Schell GamesSchell Games is a full-service game design and devel­op­ment company with a focus on creating trans­for­ma­tional games and inno­v­a­tive, inter­ac­tive expe­ri­ences. Founded in 2002 by world-class game designer and renowned author Jesse Schell, the studio, based in Pitts­burgh, PA, heralds a highly talented array of artists, program­mers, producers, and game designers. Schell Games special­izes in creating memorable expe­ri­ences through mobile, VR, PC, console, handheld, online and social games, inter­ac­tive theme park attrac­tions, connected toys and virtual worlds. The company counts some of the world’s most respected brands as clients, such as Yale Univer­sity, SeaWorld Parks and Enter­tain­ment, The Fred Rogers Company, The Walt Disney Company and Microsoft Corpo­ra­tion.