Triangular Pixels are a multi-award winning independent virtual reality game studio based in Bude. They are well-respected as developers that truly understand the VR revolution and how it is changing the way we play games. They have established themselves with titles such as Unseen Diplomacy, a spy game that uses the HTC Vive to its fullest. It has its players ducking and diving around a virtual obstacle course, crawling through vent shafts and limbo-ing under laser wires in an attempt to thwart the plans of an unseen shadowy organisation hellbent on some nefarious deed or other. It’s a blast to play – and even to watch others play.
They are now knee-deep in development of their most ambitious project to date. Smash Hit Plunder is a breakneck tear-it-up that involves relieving a Medieval castle of its valuables in an effort to appease an ectoplasmic debt collector. It’s due for release on Playstation VR in 2018.
Katie Goode is the director of Triangular Pixels. She came to us in July 2017 in need of a trailer to present at the Sony press conference at Paris Games Week in the coming November. The budget and timescale constraints of game development can leave small teams hamstrung to complete tasks outside of the core development cycle. Katie said, “Although we have multiple income streams we’re a very small business and did not have the budget to create an AAA level game trailer.”
Luckily we knew some very talented students to put them in touch with. Here is Katie talking through the process of working with the students.
And here is the end result.
The Cornwall College students were responsible for recording all the live footage, as well as working with the game footage to produce the final cut with Collaborative Projects facilitator Stuart Bailey. The trailer debuted at Paris Gaming Week to much applause. Sony were so delighted with it that Smash Hit Plunder was featured in their article which shone the spotlight on incredible new trailers.
Louise Chamberlain of Triangular Pixels said “Making such a high-quality trailer would not have been possible without the students and we are incredibly pleased with the results!”