Funktronic Labs
Based in Pasadena, California

Release date:
June 8, 2016 (Early Access)

PC (SteamVR)
PC (Oculus)


Regular Price:



Cosmic Trip is a VR-native first-person real-time strategy game. Embark on this groovy 1960s-inspired interstellar adventure where you must survive on hostile alien planets. Build and command swarms of cosmobots to harvest resources and battle against the slimy alien forces! Heavily inspired by RTS classics like Starcraft.



Born from the team's love of virtual-reality, real-time strategy games and space -- "Cosmic Trip" places the gamer into the role of this space cowboy as he/she embarks on a dangerous voyage into the interstellar unknown. The design goal was to deliver a game that had the strategic base-building elements of a real-time strategy game, mixed with the immersion of virtual-reality, and packaged within a charming groovy 1960s retro space setting.

Real-Time Strategy in VR

The core gameplay of Cosmic Trip is aimed at being strategic RTS gameplay experience. However, in First Person Room Scale VR this is a quite different experience, since you are fully immersed in the midst of the action. The strategy of the game centers around the nodes on each planet, laid out in a network to allow the player to develop strategic choices on where to capture and defend, and how to allocate your resources effectively. We've explored weapon designs and interactions that feel exciting to use in VR. The goal of these weapon designs is easy to use, but hard to master. Skillful use of weapons can turn the tide of battle significantly.

Development Team

Funktronic Labs was founded by a team of ex-developers from the PixelJunk series. Fueled by their love of VR/AR, their mission is to develop unique and high-quality interactive experiences.


  • Native VR room-scale RTS gameplay.
  • Strategically deploy your cosmobot forces to combat and to capture territories
  • Equip futuristic VR weapons
  • Manage and optimize your resource supply-line with harvesting cosmobots
  • Build defensive structures and turrets to fortify your bases
  • Gnarly tunes and groovy vibes


Cosmic Trip (VR) - Trailer YouTube

Cosmic Trip (VR) - Gameplay Teaser YouTube

Upload VR - Cosmic Trip HTCVR RTS Game Preview YouTube




Awards & Recognition

  • "Proto Awards - Best Art Direction" Los Angeles, California - October 8, 2016
  • "Intel Buzz Workshop - Most Innovative Game" Los Angeles, California - November 11, 2016
  • "Kaleidoscope - Summer Showcase" Los Angeles, California - September 22, 2016
  • "Unite Los Angeles - Made-in-Unity Showcase" Los Angeles, California - November 1, 2016
  • "VR Core - Best Visual Design" Beijing, China - October 18, 2016
  • "IndieCade Festival - Virtual Reality Selection" Los Angeles, California - October 14, 2016
  • "Out of Index Festival Selection" Seoul, Korea - July 23, 2016
  • "Bitsummit 2016 - Best International Game" Kyoto, Japan - July 10, 2016
  • "Unite Europe - Made-in-Unity Showcase" Amsterdam, Netherlands - May 28, 2016
  • "MIX 2016 E3 Showcase" Los Angeles, California - June 15, 2016
  • "Upload E3 Showcase" Los Angeles, California - June 14, 2016

Selected Articles

  • "The 1960s-inspired Cosmic Trip is available now"
    - Caty McCarthy, Versions/KillScreen
  • "'Cosmic Trip' Brings First-Person Interstellar Strategy To Oculus Touch On Dec 6th"
    - David Jagneaux, UploadVR
  • "Strategy Title Cosmic Trip Confirmed for Oculus Touch Launch"
    - Peter Graham, VRFocus
  • "Zombie Riot, Nvidia Funhouse, and Cosmic Trip Are Coming to Touch"
    - Jamie Feltham, UploadVR
  • "The Makings Of A Brilliant Virtual Reality RTS"
    - Mike Fahey, Kotaku
  • "Cosmic Trip is a Wonderful First-Person VR Strategy Game for HTC Vive"
    - David Jageaux, UploadVR

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Steam Store Page
Available on Steam (Early Access) at store.steampowered.com/app/427240.

Oculus Store Page
Available on Oculus (Early Access) at oculus.com/experiences/rift/974392602669459.

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About Funktronic Labs

Company Description
Funktronic Labs is a funky-fresh independent game development studio that focuses on bringing creative experiences through games and other interactive media.

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Cosmic Trip Credits

Eddie Lee
Programmer, Funktronic Labs

Programmer, Funktronic Labs

Coty Getzelman
Programmer, Funktronic Labs

Pat Vince
3D Artist, Funktronic Labs

Katrina Tan Kit
Junior Programmer, Funktronic Labs

Tetra Von Orden
Concept Artist, Freelance

Emeen Zarookian
Music & Sound Designer, Freelance

Weston Mitchell
Junior 3D Artist, Freelance

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