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Beloved Tabletop Classic Game Catan comes to Virtual Reality

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SAN FRANCISCO – Mar. 21, 2018 – Catan GmbH, Catan Studio, Asmodee Digital and virtual reality game developer Experiment 7 today announced the release of Catan VR, a new virtual reality experience which invites you to play a game of Catan on the island of Catan itself. Developed in conjunction with original Catan creators, father and son Klaus and Benjamin Teuber, Catan VR elevates the title with vibrant in-game environments and cross-platform online play that bring the tabletop to life, no matter where you and your friends are. You can find Catan VR on the Oculus Store today for $14.99 and on Samsung Gear VR for $9.99. Catan VR will be available on Oculus GO soon.

Get a glimpse of the isle of Catan in the launch trailer here:

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Catan VR maintains the tactile, social fun of board gaming with expressive in-game avatars, crisp voice communications and two intuitive control schemes: touch controls and gaze controls.
Never again will geographic distance need to break up a gaming group – with Catan VR, family and friends on opposite sides of the world can gather around the same table for a friendly round of competitive settlement.

Catan VR also features online multiplayer matching with players, cross-platforms, around the globe. Players who would rather hone their settlement strategy alone can test their skills against a variety of unique AI personalities, including Catan’s best known characters like Candamir, Lin, Mary Anne, and Nassir.

“Catan is about exploring new frontiers,” said Catan creator Klaus Teuber. “What better way to express that than by venturing into the exciting new world of virtual reality? The immersion made possible by this platform captures the boundless opportunity of taking that first step onto undiscovered lands.”

To see Catan like never before, check out Catan VR on the Oculus Store:
https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1471170409659855

And on the Samsung Gear-VR: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/gear-vr/2027653017260426/

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ABOUT CATAN GMBH

Catan GmbH is based in Germany and specializes in the development and licensing of entertainment concepts. The company’s focus is on developing and marketing the world-renowned CatanⓇ family of board and card games. Catan GmbH’s works closely with its trusted publishing and development partners, particularly Catan Studio, Asmodee, Kosmos and USM, all of whom share a creative, cooperative and comprehensive strategic vision regarding the Catan brand development. www.catan.com

ABOUT CATAN STUDIO

A fully owned subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, Catan Studio serves three roles: (1) as the global English-language publisher of analog Catan games; (2) as a principal content developer and publisher of Catan stories, events, and merchandise; and (3) as a developer of digital products based on Catan stories. www.catanstudio.com

ABOUT ASMODEE DIGITAL

Asmodee Digital, a fully owned subsidiary of the Asmodee Group, is an international publisher and distributor of digital board games with operations located in Europe, North America, and China. Asmodee Digital manages the creation, design, development, publishing, and marketing of board and card games on leading digital platforms for Asmodee studios as well as for third-party publishers. The current Asmodee Digital catalog includes best-selling digital games such as Ticket to Ride®, Splendor®, Pandemic®, Small World 2™, Mr. Jack London™, Lexigo Rush™, Story Cubes™, Colt Express™, Mysterium™, Potion Explosion™, Onirim™, Jaipur™, Spot It! Duel™ and digital versions of many other well-known board games.  For more information visit http://www.asmodee-digital.com/en/catan-vr/ or join us on Facebook or Twitter.

ABOUT OCULUS

The Oculus team at Facebook lets people experience anything, anywhere, with anyone through world-class VR hardware and software. With global departments dedicated to VR research, computer vision, haptics, social interaction, and more, Oculus is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation.

ABOUT EXPERIMENT 7

Experiment 7 is a VR games studio based in New York and San Diego. Our small team of veteran AAA designers, producers, artists and engineers develop high quality multiplayer strategy games for the emerging mainstream VR consumer. Catan VR is our third title and represents the latest iteration of our Magic Table® platform, a comprehensive tooklit for the development of tabletop-style games in VR and AR. Visit www.experiment7.com for more information.

Catan, Catan VR, and the “Catan Sun” mark are trademark properties of Catan GmbH (www.catan.com ).  All rights reserved.

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