Mobile VR game Rangi sets early 2017 release date

A mystical-looking virtual reality mobile game is set to launch in 2017, developed by a studio based in Casablanca, Morocco.

The independent studio annouced its new game, Rangi, will come out in the New Year and be set against an African tribal background.

Rangi will be a puzzle/adventure game for mobile, which allows players to explore the mythology of Africa through a series of puzzles in a virtual reality experience. 

According to the company, the game's VR experience is boosted by "compelling musical rythms and lush graphics" that are rooted in African culture; and indeed from some alpha footage of the game, it does look pretty enticing.

Here's the VR part, however: tha game uses the Unity 3D engine, meaning its its graphic rendering and visual quality are fairly good quality, given the limitations of mobile platforms. 

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While the game is being developed by Moroccan studio Funsoft, its publishing partner Digigo is set to publish the game early next year.

According to Fabien Delpech, creative director at Funsoft: "We sought to create in Rangi a strong relationship between the puzzle-based gameplay and African tribal art.

"The level design entices players to interact with a multitude of elements within the environment, which makes the VR experience even more meaningful. Rangi is a truly unique mobile game due to it drawing inspiration from African music, folklore, and art, and we know that gamers will love playing it as much as we're enjoying creating it."

Rangi joins a plethora of mobile virtual reality games being released over the coming months, including Singspace and Face your Fears. 

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