MarineVerse Cup

Factsheet

Developer:

MarineVerse

Release date:

Quest App Lab
February 2021

Steam Early Access:
August 2019

Platforms:

Meta Quest, SteamVR, Windows PC

Website:

marineverse.com/cup

Store link:

Steam
Meta Quest

Price:

$19.99 USD
+ "Sailing Pass" for extra features.

Description

MarineVerse Cup is an authentic and approachable competitive VR sailing game that brings multiplayer sailboat racing to every VR headset owner.

3 boats, 7 locations, tutorials and various game-modes make it the best VR sailing game.

Daily and weekly races, with varying wind conditions and courses will test the players sailing and racing skills. Players will battle their way up the racing leaderboards and make friends along the way as they compete for the monthly MarineVerse Cup.

Try sailing, learn how to sail in VR and test your skills racing!

History

MarineVerse Cup development started in February 2019. The team behind MarineVerse Cup is a small group of passionate sailors and technologists, who shipped award winning VR Regatta.

MarineVerse Cup is the product of years of research, development, design, and testing and has been created for both gamers who enjoy advanced simulations and sailors who want to sharpen their racing skills.

MarineVerse aims to democratize access to sailing and the Cup was designed for the latest generation of standalone VR headsets like Meta Quest, making it easy for a casual sailor to get into virtual reality sailing.

The first playable build of MarineVerse Cup was made available to a limited number of players in June 2019 and now, after various fixes and improvements the game enters a period of Early Access “open alpha” on Steam. The goal of “open alpha” is to create a great foundation for multiplayer yacht racing in collaboration with the community.

The game launched on SideQuest in late 2019, and PC (non VR) mode was added to the game in March 2020. In 2020, MarineVerse team added 2 new boats to the game - a Dinghy and Waszp.

In February 2021 MarineVerse Cup was among the first apps selected for Oculus/Meta Quest App Lab.

Throughout 2021 the game have seen many updates & improvements, including co-op multiplyaer, new tutorials and improved user experience.

Features

  • Interactive sailboats - controls designed for immersive gameplay in virtual reality
  • 3 unique boats - Yacht, Dinghy and Waszp.
  • 7 locations: Sydney, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Rio the Janeiro, Enoshima and Cape Town.
  • Daily practice races - varying wind conditions and courses. Daily, weekly and monthly leaderboards.
  • Leauges - Race with sailors at your skill level ( skill & location based leauges ).
  • Racing profile - represent your country and track your stats
  • Handicap system - the games becomes harder the more you play, keeping it challenging for new and veteran races.
  • “Ghost mode” - an ability to replay the previous race in practice mode - learn by observing how other sailors win the races and try to beat them.
  • Multiplayer racing in real-time ( individual and co-op mode )
  • Community - a thriving community discussing races, tactics and in general having good time - join our Discord and mailing list.

Feature suggestions


Videos

Trailer:  YouTube
Gameplay:  YouTube
Gameplay:  YouTube
Multiplayer lobby:  YouTube
GIFs:

Try sailing:








Race:






Sail at home:

Images



Quotes

"Our goal with MarineVerse Cup is to develop a fun sailing game that is authentic and approachable."
    Greg Dziemidowicz, co-founder of MarineVerse

"We're taking everything we've learnt with VR Regatta we're and delivering a product that will be a foundation of eSports sailing for years to come."
    Greg Dziemidowicz, co-founder of MarineVerse

"WASZP is a perfect boat to showcase virtual reality and introduce gamers to sailing - WASZP is fast, fun & exciting. Not only do you get to sail, but you can fly in VR!"
    Greg Dziemidowicz, co-founder of MarineVerse

"MarineVerse Cup is a fantastic learning tool on sailing and tactical strategy."
    sanman66, MarineVerse Cup sailor

"All the fun of racing without getting wet or sore."
    Kona Kevin, MarineVerse Cup sailor


Additional links


About the developer

MarineVerse is an international team of creatives and advocates for sailing and emergent technology, with a mission to inspire, train, and connect sailors and to share the unique feeling of sailing with a global audience.


Monetization Permission

MarineVerse allows for the contents of MarineVerse Cup to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes by individuals and companies up to 10 people ( if you represent a bigger organisation, please get in touch ). Monetization of videos created containing assets from MarineVerse Cup is legally & explicitly allowed by MarineVerse.. This permission can be found in writing at https://www.marineverse.com/marineverse-cup/presskit#monetization-permission

MarineVerse Cup Credits

Greg Dziemidowicz
Lead Developer & Producer

Kea Tokley-Higgs
UI designer

Cordula Hansen PhD
UX

Antonio Grassi
3D for the club house

David Allan
3D for yacht & dinghy models

Dave Syer
Developer

Kevin Powe
Voice Actor

Stephan Schütze
Sound effects

Anaburn
Mixed Reality Trailer

VR Regatta team
( MarineVerse Cup evolved from VR Regatta )