It is the end of January, the beginning of the spring festival, and the start of my New Year’s resolution being successful as I bring you the first iteration of Andromeda Entertainment 2023 write-up with my first monthly installment as promised. That being said, even though I increased the frequency that I wrote and posted this blog, it didn’t seem to stop the number of updates and news I have to share with you; I’ve got our fourth anniversary to celebrate, a new employee to introduce, some Chinese launches to talk about, a very successful CES to cover, and some plans we want to keep on your radar. This one is bound to be a big one again, so let’s get started.
Andromeda Entertainment Celebrates Fourth Anniversary
Happy birthday to us! Andromeda Entertainment was founded in January 2019, making this our fourth anniversary, super-serving the growing interest in mindfulness and self-care with immersive, transformational experiences. It’s been a long time since those early days, and a lot has definitely changed, but our core values and mission have only strengthened as we’ve grown, now more apparent than ever.
In a trip down memory lane to celebrate, I’d love to share with you this video from our then-CFO, now CEO, John McClellan.
Welcome Cassidy Chau
I also think some growth is a good way to ring in the new year, and am delighted to introduce Cassidy Chau. Cassidy is a natural born entrepreneur with a background in oil and gas and real estate. She has consulted with many of the major oil and gas companies, including Occidental Petroleum, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and CITGO Petroleum. She holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration and a Masters in Legal Studies, along with many additional certifications and licenses. Her mission is to serve and add value to her community, which led her to the VR industry, where she believes that she can use her expertise to help change lives through immersive transformational experiences.
Celebrating Chinese Launches
We are excited to share several Chinese launches and updates this month!
We are so excited for players on Pico, iQIYI, and YVR to get their hands on IRON GUARD, the fantastic, excellent made-for-VR tower defense strategy game and winner of the Ruff Talk VR Award for best strategy game of 2022 is out now worldwide. Since graduating from AppLab, this tower defense title has been getting tons of love from the community, so we can’t wait to hear what the new players think!
The legendary Shadowgate VR: The Mines of Mythrok is now available for iQIYI and Pico! New players worldwide can solve puzzles with Odin, the raven, by their side in this classic dungeon crawler, built for the QIYU Dream and Pico devices!
Lastly, SolarBlack's latest infinity update is out now for iQIYI devices, with Pico soon to follow. The Infinity update is the first-ever content update for SolarBlack, including a new game mode called “Infinity” that includes 14 new environments based on real-world locations, 3 new songs, improved graphics, score balancing, and some minor bug fixes.
We can’t think of a better way to start the year than attending a record-breaking and exhilarating CES in Fabulous Las Vegas. Shattering expected attendance, CES brought over 115,000 industry professionals – marking the largest audited global tech event since early 2020. With over 3200 exhibitors, including 1000 startups, CES 2023 showcased the next era of innovation from transportation and mobility to digital health, sustainability, Web3, metaverse, and beyond, and Andromeda Entertainment was excited to be there meeting with partners and colleagues as we gear up for a fantastic future.
What to look out for next
Don’t miss us at GDC 2023 in San Francisco March 20th - 25th, where we will be out in full force attending sessions, hosting, and supporting Neil for his session on solo developing SolarBlack successfully during a global pandemic. To read the full description of his session or to check out more about all the sessions, visit the GDC website here.
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Ashley “ashleyriott" Blake
Links mentioned in this blog
SolarBlack Website. (n.d.). https://solarblack.net/