nDreams, Ltd. is a video game developer located in Farnborough, Hampshire in the United Kingdom. The company kicked-off in August 2006 by former SCi and Eidos creative director, Patrick O'Luanaigh. Patrick was a one-man team at the time with a ton of exciting ideas.
It wasn’t until 2013 nDreams realised that VR was truly the future of gaming and started to focus on developing content for virtual reality headsets. The company released their first tech demo, SkyDIEving, a game that allowed players to freefall through the sky, inevitably falling to the ground to their death. To this day SkyDIEving still remains one of the most downloaded free VR experiences available.
With the announcement of the Samsung Gear VR headset in 2014, nDreams announced that they would be releasing two VR titles for the Gear VR headset; Gunner, a gun turret game set in outer space and Perfect Beach, a relaxation experience where players sit on a tropical beach, listening to chill-out meditation music. The company also announced their first high-end VR title, The Assembly, ahead of its launch in 2016. The Assembly was planned to be released on the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR headsets. The game was finally released for the Oculus Rift on the 19th of July 2016 and later in September for the PSVR.
In December 2014 nDreams announced a new partnership with VR filmmakers Virtual View Productions. The partnership would allow the company to explore the crossover between VR video games and movies.
nDreams has previously stated they also have other products in development for virtual reality headsets. The company has also stated they are focused entirely on developing content for VR devices.
In 2016, the year home VR headsets were released (Oculus and Vive), nDreams brought two titles to the platforms – The award-winning game for the Rift, The Assembly, a first-person interactive story for mature audiences, a long-form game designed from the ground up for VR. Where the user can play as two individuals and discover a morally challenging organisation from contrasting perspectives. nDreams also collaborated with Google on their launch of the Daydream, releasing Danger Goat, a VR puzzle game about a runaway goat, where the player needed to avoid an arsenal of traps, from missiles and shrink rays to crazy killer robots.
On the 17th September 2017, nDreams launched the award-winning multiplayer game Bloody Zombies, shortly followed by Shooty Fruity Arcade, which was released on the Oculus platform in December 2017 and in 2018 released in VR arcades across the globe. Specifically designed for the LBVR market, nDreams went on to win Viveport’s Developer Award for best Arcade game.
The latest creation from nDreams, due to be launched on the 25th of June 2020 is the eagerly awaited Phantom: Covert Ops, a stealth action title for Oculus Rift and Quest platforms, which was announced with much fanfare and went on to win the E3 Game Critics Award for VR/AR Game. Phantom: Covert Ops has been quoted as one of the most anticipated virtual reality titles for 2020.
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