Beat Saber

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Development Studio:
BEAT GAMES
2018 / Prague
Genre:
Arcade
Release date:
2018-05-01
Development time (years):
2
Sold copies (2023):
MILLIONS
Number of developers:
3
Languages:
7

Rhythmical game for virtual reality. The player uses motion detectors to control a pair of lightsabers that he tries to use to hit approaching cubes. Each cut is accompanied by sound and visual effects and the game uses the rhythm of well-known songs. The player should literally be made to dance while cutting the dice and avoiding obstacles.

  • The Best Known
  • rhythm
  • music
  • VR

Trivia

In 2019 Beat Saber was the most downloaded VR game on the PS Store in Europe and the USA.


Awards (selection)

2018 Czech Game of the Year (CZ, 2019),

D.I.C.E. Award for Immersive Reality Game of the Year 2018 (USA, 2019),

Steam Award for VR Game of the Year (2019)


Publisher

BEAT GAMES

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About studio

BEAT GAMES

The studio was founded by a pair of programmers from Slovakia, Ján Illavský and Vladimír Hrinčár, and Jaroslav Beck, a Czech composer. The first rhythm VR game Beat Saber (2018) became a hit and made the studio internationally famous. In 2019, Beat Games was bought by Facebook’s Oculus Studios division. In 2021, the studio made CZK 2.3 billion. The studio keeps releasing current game expansions (DLC Music Packs) with music from world-famous musicians (Linkin Park, The Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Imagine Dragons, etc.).

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