April 17th, 2023, Tokyo – AMATA Games, the indie game publishing brand operated by AMATA K.K., is pleased to announce that the VR Action-Adventure Game, The Tale of Onogoro has won awards at the 27th Annual Webby Awards and the 2023 NYX Game Awards.
The NYX Game Awards, organized by the International Awards Associate (IAA), is an international awards program that recognizes creative excellence in the video game industry and covers a wide range of game genres, from indie to AAA titles.
The Tale of Onogoro was a Gold Winner in two categories (Meta Quest VR Game (New) – Adventure / Meta Quest VR Game (New) – Indie) at the 2023 NYX Game Awards: Season 1.
– The 2023 NYX Game Awards | Meta Quest VR Game (New) – Adventure: https://nyxgameawards.com/winner-info.php?id=1750
– The 2023 NYX Game Awards | Meta Quest VR Game (New) – Indie: https://nyxgameawards.com/winner-info.php?id=1752
– The 2023 NYX Game Awards Winner: https://nyxgameawards.com/winner.php
The Tale of Onogoro honoree of the 27th Annual Webby Awards in the Independent Creator in the Game category.
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.
The Tale of Onogoro was named a Webby Honoree in the Independent Creator in the 27th Annual Webby Awards Game category.
– The Independent Creator of The 27th Annual Webby Awards: https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2023/games/general-games/independent-creator
About The Tale of Onogoro
The Tale of Onogoro was created by producer/director Hiromichi Takahashi and the development team behind the VR Escape-the-Room game Last Labyrinth. Last Labyrinth received numerous accolades at game and VR events worldwide due to its unique VR experience.
The Tale of Onogoro combines traditional Japanese culture and steampunk elements to create its unique world. The Player travels with Haru, a Japanese high priestess, solving sprawling puzzles and battling giant beast-like beings called “Kami” along the way.
This game was first released worldwide on Meta Quest Store on March 17, 2022. It was released on Steam on September 28, PICO Store on October 20, Meta Rift Store on December 9, and PlayStation Store (PS VR) on December 26. Then, on February 22, 2023, the game was made available on PlayStation® VR2.
Title: The Tale of Onogoro (Japanese title: オノゴロ物語)
Genre: VR Action-Adventure Game
Distributing Stores (Download only):
Number of Players: 1
Online Play: No online play is available.
Rating: IARC 12+
Price: 29.99USD~ (Prices may differ across regions/stores)
Release Date: March 17th, 2022
Developer/Publisher: AMATA K.K.
Official Website: https://onogoro.info/en/
Copyright: ©2022 AMATA K.K.
About AMATA Games
AMATA Games is the brand that publishes indie games operated by AMATA K.K.
AMATA K.K. is a game development company with the mission “To make the world more entertaining”.
Having gained experience developing and publishing VR Escape-the-Room Game Last Labyrinth as an indie game, we at AMATA wish to spread the joy of indie games more by making it possible to enjoy fun games on all kinds of hardware.
Therefore, we launched our publishing brand AMATA Games in August 2021 based on our belief that we can support indie game developers by taking charge of multi-platform porting and operations for good indie games that we find “Super fun!” so that we can share their appeal to more people.
As of February 2023, we operate our proprietary titles Last Labyrinth, The Tale of Onogoro as well as NOSTALGIC TRAIN and Backpack Twins.
About AMATA K.K.
Representative: Hiromichi Takahashi, Chairman, and Representative Director
Address: Arma Building, 1-4-1 Kita-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0074, Japan
Established: June 25, 2008
Business: Game Business & others
Official Website: https://amata.co.jp/en/
About Amata K.K.: Founded in Tokyo in 2008, Amata K.K. has helped develop smartphone titles for a wide variety of world-renowned Japanese game companies over the years. With many staff having over 20 years of game industry experience, Amata has become a trusted one-stop shop for planning, developing, and operating games across a variety of platforms. While keeping the focus on game development, Amata has also begun to expand into VR, video, media, and other forms of entertainment.
For all inquiries regarding The Tale of Onogoro, please use the corresponding form found at the following links:
The Tale of Onogoro: https://onogoro.info/en/contact/
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