Colopl NI Unveils Ambitious VR Title ‘The Rise of Captain Longbeard’ For HTC Vive

Thrilling New Pirate Action-Adventure Game Joins ‘Cyberpong’ & ‘Slot Tub Party’ In Publisher’s Burgeoning VR Portfolio

Backed by mobile gaming titan Colopl and continuing its strong push into Virtual Reality, Colopl NI today announced The Rise of Captain Longbeard for HTC Vive.  Slated for release on Steam Early Access this holiday season, The Rise of Captain Longbeard is a riveting single-player action-adventure pirate game filled with immersive 360 degree environments, thrilling combat and a wide variety of challenging puzzles.

In The Rise of Captain Longbeard, players step into the boots of Robert Youngfellow as he embarks on a journey that will see him transform from a landlubber into the scourge of the seven seas.  But a pirate’s life is not for the faint of heart and Captain Longbeard will soon find himself beset on all sides by hordes of unfriendly pirates, menacing sea creatures and thorny obstacles – all of which are set on denying him their treasure and his destiny.

The Rise of Captain Longbeard promises to be the quintessential VR game experience,” said Jikhan Jung, CEO of Colopl NI.  “Complete immersion into a specific time and place in history, with the entire experience driven by a compelling narrative and an emotional connection to the main character.  All of this surrounds a variety of exciting in-game action and adventure that transports you back in time when pirates were lords of the seas.”

Key features of The Rise of Captain Longbeard include:

  • Exploration across four main islands and over eight satellite islands, each filled with their own particular blend of challenge and mayhem;
  • Sail your ship to tropical ports of call, before embarking on foot to explore the islands;
  • Combat galore and you’ll need to be skilled in the art of battle with pistols, swords and exploding barrels;
  • Plunder treasure wherever you find it and use it to upgrade your weapons, purchase booze and more;
  • A successful pirate is a one who can outwit his opponents and your path to infamy is besieged by obstacles, including marksmen challenges, hidden key puzzles and when all else fails — blowing up parts of the world.

The Rise of Captain Longbeard is due out on Steam Early Access this holiday season.  Earlier this summer, Colopl NI released Cyberpong for Vive, a modern interpretation of the gaming classic currently enjoying rave user reviews and will soon launch on Oculus Rift.  More recently, the company introduced Slot Tub Party for Gear VR & Oculus Rift, an outlandish game of slots that occurs amongst virtual friends in the social confines of your very own hot tub.  Both titles clearly display the current fun and future potential of VR gaming. 

About Colopl NI

Headquartered in San Mateo, CA and founded in 2015, Colopl NI is a dedicated virtual reality studio developing games for the HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and other leading VR platforms.  The visionary behind the studio is CEO, Jikhan Jung, one of the pioneers in bringing the free-to-play model to the US in the early 2000s via the PC gaming market. The company’s current catalog includesCyberpong, Slot Tub Party, and the soon to be released The Rise of Captain Longbeard.  More information about the company and its career opportunities can be found online at

www.coloplni.com.  You can also follow them on Facebook & Twitter.

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