VIRTUAL WORLDS—True to form, adult entertainment will be ready and waiting when Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset for 3D games that just acquired $16 million in its first round of investor funding, is released in 2014. “Wicked Paradise,” which bills itself as the “world’s first erotic virtual reality adventure game,” is planning its launch to coincide with that of the cutting-edge headset that has investors in a tizzy.
"In this business, there are only a few rare companies that can so perfectly embody the future you read about in science fiction novels," said Matrix Partners general partner Antonio Rodriguez. Matrix, along with Spark Capital, Founders Fund and Formation 8, all contributed to the first round of funding for Oculus Rift, which also concluded a Kickstarter campaign in September that gained $2.4 million after launching with a goal of just $250,000.
“Wicked Paradise,” like Oculus Rift, was ushered into existence at the hands of an experienced development team. Created around the idea that "Instead of watching an erotic movie or reading an erotic book in which the main character has exciting sexual adventures, you become that character,” the game, according to its website, is the brainchild of “a team of seasoned video game industry veterans with dozens of shipped AAA titles under our belts such as Rage, the Call of Duty series, Lost Planet, Madden, PlanetSide 2, and many many more.
“We are all very excited about the future of digital entertainment,” the team collectively adds, “and are using our years of experience creating the highest quality videogames to create an erotic virtual reality adventure game that will blow your socks off!”
Though a working demo is not yet available, the developers have tried to give an idea of what the “Wicked Paradise” experience will be like:
Imagine playing Leisure Suit Larry but instead of watching a screen, you are inside the game.
Imagine the world and its inhabitants look highly realistic.
Imagine walking into a bar in Wicked Paradise, noticing a beautiful lady, talking to her, and seducing her.
Imagine playing your cards right and having passionate wild sex with her.
Imagine all this in high quality, immersive virtual reality.
The “Wicked Paradise” team is also open to inquiries, which can be made by phone at (949) 407-8028 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.