Friday, May 20, 2022

The Jim Henson Company partners with Mighty Coconut on Labyrinth-themed VR mini golf

The Jim Henson Company has signed a deal with Mighty Coconut — the entertainment studio behind the multiplayer VR game Walkabout Mini Golf — to develop a 36-hole VR course set in the world of Jim Henson’s 1986 classic fantasy film Labyrinth. The course will be available on MetaQuest, Steam, and forthcoming VR platforms Summer of 2022 and will feature family-friendly gameplay with realistic physics and beloved creatures from the film. Labyrinth is especially suited to VR, allowing the game’s creators to transport fans right into the world of creatures, faeries and goblins brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. 

Video courtesy of Mighty Coconut.

“The fantastical world of Labyrinth has intrigued generations of fans who are invited to explore this virtual reality mini golf course that will take players right inside the Goblin Kingdom,” said Melissa Segal, head of Consumer Products for The Jim Henson Company. “People will be able to explore the world Jim Henson created, encounter the creatures from the film, and have friends from all over the world join them in the fun — all around the inclusive game of mini golf!”

The Bogey’s Bonanza course in the base game of Walkabout Mini Golf. Image courtesy of Mighty Coconut.

The base game of Walkabout Mini Golf includes eight distinct courses, which each include 36 holes. Mighty Coconut is subsequently releasing individual add-on courses as downloadable content (DLC) — currently numbering at three with more in the works. “Walkabout Mini Golf: Labyrinth” will be a DLC course for the game but will ‘level up’ on features and interactivity.

The “Walkabout Mini Golf: Labyrinth” DLC can be played solo or with up to four other players for 18 easy mode and 18 hard mode holes — complete with Labyrinth creatures, settings and obstacles. There will also be 18 lost balls to collect and a “fox hunt” scavenger expedition as well as mazes and gardens to discover.

“We’re so thrilled to be working with The Jim Henson Company for our first licensed course,” said Lucas Martell, executive producer and head of Mighty Coconut. “They have been terrific partners, helping us stay true to the original LABYRINTH, while also allowing us to have fun and be inventive as we create what is basically an entire virtual theme park with a mini-golf course attached.”

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