Google acquires Owlchemy Labs, will continue to focus on VR games

Owlchemy Labs has been acquired by Google, the company announced, marking a new big milestone for the six-year-old company. The studio will continue to focus on creating virtual reality content, according to a statement it released today. Owlchemy Labs has already produced several VR games, such as the lesser known skydiving title 'Aaaaaculus!,' as well as some big games like 'Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.'

If you're unfamiliar with Owlchemy Labs, check out the video below to get an idea of what it's about. Put simply, the studio makes VR games for various platforms. According to its latest announcement, it will continue on in this pursuit under its new Google ownership, making content for things like the PS VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Touch system. 'This means continuing our mission to build VR for everyone,' the company explained, 'and doing all of this as the same silly Owlchemy Labs you know and love.'

The studio is still small with just under two dozens employees, but it has proven successful despite that and now is arguably better poised than ever to take on even bigger projects. The company's first big success was Job Simulator, a VR game where players enjoy having a 'job.' It has since accomplished bigger things, perhaps the biggest being the Rick and Morty game mentioned above.

Whether Google has any specific plans for Owlchemy Labs wasn't stated, nor were the terms of the deal such as how much Google paid. It appears nothing is changing for Owlchemcy in terms of its location or team members. 'We're insanely excited to join the Google family,' the company said, 'and we cannot freaking wait to show you what we're concocting next at Owlchemy Labs.'

SOURCE: Owlchemy Labs