On Wednesday, VRJournal learned that AppSwarm — a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of application-based technologies — has forged a joint venture with Yam Yam Mobile to finalize an educationally rich virtual reality game centered around bees.
Yes, bees. And it has everyone buzzing (pun intended).
“With our in-house focus heavily on VR we have teamed up with seasoned gaming development company, Yam Yam Mobile,” says Ronald Brewer, CEO of AppSwarm, Inc. “Yam Yam’s Chief Executive Officer specializes in Artificial Intelligence and Psychology (computer/machine learning), and has over 25 years of experience in game and application development. For the last decade, he has worked almost exclusively in the mobile app development sector and has brought many products to iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows marketplaces. Further, he has worked directly with such prestigious companies as Virgin Interactive and Philips. We know we are in more than competent hands with Yam Yam.”
The current beta version starts with the player inside the beehive and it allows you to actually fly from the bee’s perspective into a park-like setting.
Through this technology, you are able to pollinate flowers and return to the hive. As the game continues to evolve, we are working towards a point based game. To receive points you must pollinate flowers and bring the most pollen to the hive. Our aim is to challenge and educate the player through content-rich graphics and game-play.
“The virtual and augmented reality industry is just starting to fully launch. According to research from the International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide revenues for the augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) market is forecast to grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to more than $162 billion in 2020,” the organization tells us.
To learn more, check out AppSwarm here.