Black River Studios
Based in Manaus, AM , Brazil

Release date:
November 26th, 2015

Gear VR


Regular Price:



Finding Monsters Adventure VR is a fantastic photo challenge that continues the magical universe of Jake and Tess available on smartphones via Google Play.

In FMA VR you become Jake and Tess as they dare each other to take pictures of the funny, cute and mischievous monsters in this immersive experience. Get your Samsung Gear VR ready for this unique family experience that takes monster hunting to the next level.


In the beginning of 2015, after a first version of Finding Monsters Adventure on mobile, a small tech team started to do some research about Virtual Reality. They made a tech demo for Gear VR with the core mechanic of FMA that was taking picture of the monsters. The demo proved the potential of having a version of Finding Monsters for VR.

After the middle of the year, the team had the chance to develop a alpha version of the game with more features and this was the first time the team could focus in a version totally thought for VR and not only a port from mobile. This version was showcased in events like Casual Connect USA 2015, Unite Boston 2015 and Oculus Connect 2. Thanks for that, we started to make strong relationships with other developers and partners like Oculus and Unity 3D.

Finding Monsters Adventure on Gear VR was officialy announced by Oculus during Oculus Connect 2 in the official reel of upcoming games for Gear VR's Consumer Edition. The game was released on Oculus Store in November 26th receiving praise from players, gaming media and tech entushiats.


  • Expanding the Finding Monsters universe created by Emmy nominated writer 'Martin Olson'. FMA VR takes place after the spectacular ending of the mobile version with Jake and Tess returning once again to this magical world to play with their monster friends.
  • Become Jake or Tess in this world of colorful monsters in a way that only Gear VR can deliver. Photograph monsters with immersive visuals and sounds that let you live the experience.
  • Game play provides multiple levels of challenges for teens and adults as you try to complete all the dares for each monster.
  • Complete dares to collect plush-toys and trophies as you progress through the game.
  • Each monster’s personality provides a variety of fun and memorable moments to photograph.
  • The game is optimized (with love), for all users of Gear VR (Innovator Edition to Consumer Edition).


Release trailer YouTube




Awards & Recognition

  • "Jake and Tess' Finding Monsters Adventure VR received honorable mention in two categories from Vision Summit Awards 2016 - Best Game and Artistic Achievement Award." Unity 3D
  • "Jake and Tess' Finding Monsters Adventure VR was finalist in two categories from BIG Festival 2016 - Best Art and Best Brazilian Game." BIG Festival 2016
  • "Jake and Tess' Finding Monsters Adventure VR was finalist in three categories from SBGames 2016 - Best Game, Best Art and Best Technology." SBGames 2016

Selected Articles

  • "Buy it because it looks just as good as any Nintendo game you have ever played, but stay for the addictive gameplay."
    - VR Shop, vrshop.co.uk
  • "Jake and Tess’ Finding Monsters Adventure is one of the best looking Gear VR titles VRFocus has yet witnessed."
    - Kevin Joyce, vrfocus.com
  • "Finding Monsters is a very simple game, but it will make anyone smile."
    - VR Pill, vrpill.com
  • "Finding Monsters is a stunning game with adorable monsters and an original premise and play style."
    - VR Giant, vrgiant.com

Made With Unity
FMA VR Page madewith.unity.com.

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About Black River Studios

We are a Brazilian game studio committed in delivering awesome digital experiences in cutting edge technologies.

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Finding Monsters Adventure on Gear VR Credits

Black River Studios
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