Iceland-based indie studio Aldin (previously known as Aldin Dynamics) went pretty quiet after releasing their popular VR title, Waltz of the Wizard back in 2016. However, the pioneering VR studio is back to announce they’ve successfully completed a seed funding round with the help of Crowberry Capital, angel fund Investa and the Icelandic Technology Development Fund to raise a total of $1 Million.
Aldin has been around for a while, with their first two VR titles, Asunder and Trial of the Rift Drifter released well before the first major commercial VR headset was launched. “We’ve been at the forefront of VR since 2013, focusing on content and technologies that bring immersion and presence to the level that justifies VR and gives people a reason to want it,” said Gunnar Steinn Valgardsson, CTO & co-founder of Aldin in a statement. “We are humbled and thankful for the amazing response to our earlier work. We’re now at the next frontier and we are going to deliver experiences that place users in worlds that are only possible in VR.”
Now, the studio is looking to the future, with a new title in the works which will push virtual reality to the next level by combining VR and XR AI systems to create a new level of immersion through believable character interaction and engaging storytelling in gaming.
“The ability of old entertainment formats to astound and amaze is fading because we’ve seen it all before. We are ready for something new and completely different,” said Hrafn Thorri Thorisson, CEO & co-founder of Aldin. “Believable reality experiences are unlike anything that’s been possible in the past, offering the accessibility of movies and interactivity beyond conventional games. Since nothing can play on our emotions like reality, believable virtual realities are set to become the most emotionally engaging format in entertainment history.”
The studio hasn’t revealed much about their upcoming game, but says that it will take place in a fantastical world that pushes beyond the boundaries of what is currently possible. Sounds pretty interesting. So we’ll be keeping an eye out for any more information Aldin reveals about their upcoming game in the future and will keep you posted.