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GearVR was the 'Evolve' and 'Left 4 Dead' studio's savior

GearVR was the 'Evolve' and 'Left 4 Dead' studio's savior
From Engadget - December 23, 2017

"We knew we needed to do something besides being a one-game studio," Goldstein said. The team had developed a relationship with Oculus' current VP of content Jason Rubin while he was at THQ, the now-defunct original publisher for Evolve.

After chatting with Rubin at his new Facebook-sponsored digs and finding out what Oculus was looking for, Turtle Rock put together Other Worlds, a quiet, meditative experience that places you inside a trio of gorgeous 360-degree panoramas. It's not really a game in the traditional sense -- you are stuck in place, for one -- but it gave Oculus enough confidence in the studio to let it keep experimenting.

Turtle Rock's next project, 2016's Face Your Fears, was a little more traditional. It's a free-to-play jump-scare game that puts you in situations like a prop plane whose engine started sputtering or a child's bedroom where malevolent clown dolls fall off bookshelves and closet doors open and slam shut. So far it's racked up 1.6 million downloads -- almost double the number of players Evolve had at its free-to-play peak. That is not lost on the team.

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