PRESS RELEASE, 2016
Recently spotlighted by the surf community with the mobile app The Journey surf, YouRiding Games introduces the latest version of their innovative and unique surf simulator.
THE ULTIMATE VIRTUAL
SAN DIEGO, CA - Totally immersive, Virtual Surf allows players to surf famous waves in virtual reality. This exclusive technology has become a real interactive attraction.
A TASTE OF FUTURISTIC SURF CULTURE
The Virtual Surf game constitutes the alliance of three avant-guarde technologies with the Oculus Rift, Microsoft Kinect and the YouRiding Games tech expertise - authentic specialists of surf video games since 2007. With these synergies, this 2.0 version gives the impression of being transported to the most beautiful surf breaks in the world.
The virtual waves have been barreling since last summer and over thirty thousand visitors to the surf museum in Biarritz (France) have shared the surf stoke... virtually.
Top internationals surfers had nothing but great things to say about YouRiding's Virtual Surf.
« The more you replicate the motion of accelerating with your legs as in real surfing, the faster you go! So believable! In the end my legs were hurting more than on a real wave… »
« Insane, truly extraordinary! The game helps develop a better reading of the wave and overall performance in the barrel, without the fear of falling. »
With enthusiastic feedback and high demand, Virtual Surf rolls back this summer with an even more realistic and immersive version.
RIDING VERSION 2.0 - ADDING TO THE EXPERIENCE
Along with the amazing list of available waves, would-be surfers can know ride the hollowest reef wave on the planet... Teahupo'o in Tahiti. Plus, if long shreddable tubes are your cup of tea, then you would choose the long point break on Australia's Gold Coast... Snapper Rocks.
Not to worry, all the epic waves from version 1.0 are still available (Côte des Basques, Belharra, Mundaka, La gravière, Lacanau).
AS REAL AS IT GETS
Today, Virtual Surf gives the opportunity for everyone to "Get out of the barrel at Teahupo’o and follow the reflection of the sun in a glassy ocean… It is an incredible experience to live at least once, even without being a real surfer", says Mike Jegat, founder of YouRiding Games. The team focuses deeply on the wave mechanics, the color of the ocean and the appearance in order to give the illusion that you are truly surfing real waves.
Taking full advantage of the current technologies, YouRiding is able to deliver beautiful graphics that put you directly in the surf. One of the coolest new features is implementing the position of the sun and it's realistic reflection on the water's surface. Your epic virtual sunset surf is waiting.
MORE SURF MANEUVERS
After taking off on the wave, the player can now start the wave with a Check Turn, slide into a ten second Barrel then exit the ever popular wave Claim. Follow that up with a Top turn, a Roller then a beautiful Cutback. Finally, regain speed in order to do an Air before the wave closes out. All that without having taken any risks or breaking a surfboard. This is the ultimate surfing experience!
THE SURF EXPERIENCE DELIVERED TO THE WORLD
The surf simulator is exclusively available in California at the YouRiding headquarters as well as the Cité de l'Océan in Biarritz, France. With the awesome feedback and response from professionals surfers and the general public alike, the YouRiding team are sure it won't be long before everyone will be able to surf the best waves in the world.
For those who cannot benefit from the experience, the free app The Journey is available now on iOS and Android. #NeverStopRiding
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Started in 2007 in France, Intellysurf is a video game studio specializing in action-sports video games, editing and publishing YouRiding. Their mission is to create realistically crafted video games to help you feel and discover the adrenaline for the action-sports anywhere anytime.