HOLLYWOOD, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 19, 2016) - Titmouse, the Emmy award-winning animation studio behind Nerdland, Metalocalypse, Superjail!, Venture Bros., Son of Zorn and Motorcity, along with Viacom NEXT, the emerging technology group for Viacom, today announced the release of the fast paced, hell-raising Virtual Reality experience, Smash Party.
Inspired by the annual Smash Party where people line up to smash real objects while inside of a cage, Smash Party is a free interactive VR experience, developed by Viacom NEXT for HTC Vive available on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com//app/568690. Step around inside a metal cage, wield a barbed-wire baseball bat and decimate everything in sight. Featuring items with the signature Titmouse art style created by Chris Prynoski, Titmouse president and founder (Nerdland, Metalocalypse, Venture Bros.), players will destroy brightly colored vases, TVs, plates and toilet bowls in front of a cheering crowd. The more property damage inflicted in 60 seconds, the higher up the leaderboard players will climb. Things get really crazy when the walls come down and an enraged octopus hurls smash-worthy objects in rapid fire succession.
"Now that the carnage from the 10th annual Smash Party is long gone, digital destruction lives on in Smash Party VR," said Chris Prynoski, Titmouse president and founder. "It was great working with the folks at Viacom NEXT to create the perfect VR party game. Inside of the cage, it's all about the smashing. Outside of the cage, you got a bunch of cartoon buddies who cheer you on during your destructive rampage. A bigfoot. Check. A 'roid raged bipedal titmouse.' Check. My old college roommate, Goat. Check. Who wouldn't want this enthusiastic animated support group to throw gasoline on the fire of your annihilation."
"As the first of many immersive VR experiences to come out of Viacom NEXT, we loved working with Titmouse to bring to life the ultimate Smash Party experience," said Chaki Ng, SVP Viacom NEXT. "If HTC Vive owners have a big appetite for destruction, the smashing potential may continue to expand. Chris' creative VR drawings are candy to work with and our engineering mayhem quotient has yet to be quenched, so stay tuned for further Smash Party updates."
About Smash Party
Smash Party is an intense, hilarious new Virtual Reality party game being developed by Viacom NEXT and Titmouse for the HTC Vive. The free Smash Party experience is bringing Titmouse's infamous Smash Party to homes across the world, where people can safely satisfy their innate desire for destruction. In Smash Party, players can smash a variety of familiar objects from toilets to plates to televisions, surrounded by a virtual crowd cheering their every move. Compete with your friends in never-ending destruction to earn bragging rights and see who can cause the most property damage. Smash Party is now available on Steam. For more information, visit smashpartyvr.com.
Titmouse is a full‐service, award-winning animation production company. Our artist-run studios in Los Angeles, New York City, and Vancouver keep 400 of the most talented people in the industry (that are guaranteed 100% human) employed and pushing creative boundaries. Writers, producers, directors, storyboard artists, animators, compositors, editors and Virtual Reality artists are all right here, in house. Its state‐of‐the‐art sound studio is where many of our TV shows, films, commercial work, branded and original digital content projects are recorded. Titmouse founders Chris and Shannon Prynoski launched Titmouse in Los Angeles, the birthplace of the American entertainment industry. Known for series such as Venture Bros., Metalocalypse, Son of Zorn, and its first feature film, Nerdland, Titmouse creates high-quality cartoons for all ages and interests. Visit us online at http://titmouse.net
About Viacom NEXT
Viacom NEXT is working on the future of entertainment. We explore, prototype and commission novel projects for our brands (which include MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures and BET). Our partners include startups, academics (e.g., MIT, CMU, and major NYC universities via the NYC Media Lab) as well as creators, artists, and musicians. With a current focus on Virtual Reality, we are making room-scale interactive music experiences, narrative worlds, games, and exploring live-action capture techniques. Visit us online at http://viacomnext.com