By Evan DeSimone
The lure of virtual reality is attracting ever more creatives to the emerging medium. Among them, according to a Twitter announcement yesterday, is Justin Roiland the popular actor and animator who revealed via social media that he was developing an animated virtual experience for HTC and the Steam VR platform.
Roiland is best known for his work as the voice of Oscar on the Disney Channel’s animated series “Fish Hooks” and as The Earl of Lemongrab on Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time.” He is also the creator of “Rick and Morty,” a surreal animated series that airs on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
Launched by the Valve Corporation in 2003, Steam has become one of the most popular distribution platforms for indie game content creators. In 2014, Valve introduced Steam VR, distribution platform for VR content compatible with Oculus’ Rift headset. The company added support for HTC’s Vive hardware in March of 2015.
The arrival of virtual reality headsets carrying consumer appropriate price tags has spurred interest in the long simmering medium of VR content. Along with that uptick in interest has come a new wave of platforms offering streamable or downloadable VR content including Vrideo, Eevo and Samsung’s MilkVR.