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Developers Galaxy Labs, Koffeecup, and HOO KOO E KOO are excited to announce that VR app Maloka is now live! Available on Meta Quest (will hyperlink to store), with companion apps for iOS and Android, Maloka whisks players off to their very own private island designed to calm and center the mind. 

Maloka is a unique VR experience that combines the best of mental health and fitness. Wellness authors Sukey and Elizabeth Novogratz (Just SitThe Well Daily) traveled the world researching different meditation practices and were inspired to create Maloka as a way of making meditation easy for all.

Users will be guided to start their practice with the help of the Universe, voiced by renowned scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The more practice they achieve, the more their island flourishes in the form of vibrant plants, sculptures, and even mysterious portals. 

Science is at the heart of Maloka, where practice doesn’t just feel serene, it’s actually activating Beta and Theta brainwaves that aid in relaxation. Enter the Magic Grove portal to experience the soothing melodies of Gongs, Singing Bowls, Chimes, and Tuning Forks, or load up a Mindful Movement experience for a yoga-inspired session.

Features include: 

  • Experience the first VR wellbeing universe, backed by scientific research. 
  • Immersive guided meditation sessions to center your mind and find your flow. 
  • Cultivate and grow your own private island filled with lush plant life and vibrant scenery.
  • Hear renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as the voice of the universe 
  • Additional island worlds to discover as you deepen your practice.
  • A personalized spirit companion that grows with you from cute and clueless to mindful and mighty.
  • Progress tracking and companion exercises via iOS and Android mobile apps.
  • Share moments from your island with your friends and community.

Ready to start your meditation journey? Download Maloka on Meta Quest today, along with the companion mobile apps on iOS and Android. To find out more about Maloka or inquire about partnership opportunities, visit the official site.

About Maloka 

Maloka is being developed in partnership with Galaxy Labs and acclaimed digital product agencies HOO KOO E KOO and Koffeecup Digital Experiences.

Galaxy Labs is a startup studio developing technologies to heal humanity and build a more inclusive and equitable society. Having launched multiple apps, campaigns, podcasts, movements, and organizations, the studio is currently working on its debut game Maloka, a meditative VR experience coming to Meta Quest in late 2021.

HOO KOO E KOO is a global brand and product studio. They produce a strategy, branding, and digital products to help create a better future for humanity and the planet.

Koffeecup Is An Award-Winning Digital Production Agency With A Strong Focus On Technology. We Craft Digital Experiences Using The Latest Technical Innovations Within VR, AR, Experiential, And DOOH.

About Meta Quest

The Meta Quest team at Reality Labs lets people defy distance—connecting with each other and the world—through world-class VR hardware and software. The Meta Quest content team pursues the creation of best-in-class games, narrative experiences, and new VR use-cases like fitness, productivity, and travel. Meta Quest joins other teams at Reality Labs dedicated to cutting-edge research, computer vision, haptics, social interaction, and more. Reality Labs is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation.

About Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia.

Tyson is the recipient of twenty-one honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid “13123 Tyson.” And by zoologists, with the naming of Indirani Tysoni, a native species of leaping frog in India.

Tyson is the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. He is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

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