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Introducing Gizmo Builder! A Groundbreaking Mixed Reality, Open-Sandbox, Building Game.

Gamers can build and play, using cutting edge advances in Mixed Reality technology in this indie VR game, on sale starting today in the Meta Quest App Lab!

Sausalito, CA - September 7, 2022 - The team at independent developer Free Range Games is excited to announce the release of their third Virtual Reality game, Gizmo Builder, for the Meta Quest 2 on App Lab starting today for $9.99 USD. Players can build a limitless number of machines using over 80 different components in this sandbox building game. Gizmo Builder utilizes the latest advancements in Mixed Reality features on the Meta Quest 2 to bring the game to life: by scanning the room and any surfaces the player wishes to use, the player can incorporate their real world environment into their builds. Gizmo Builder welcomes players to push the boundaries of their imaginations - drop bowling balls from the top of their bookshelf, set off fireworks in their kitchen, or turn their desk into the ultimate pachinko machine.

“We still lose hours just building stuff in our own game, you get into a zen-like state and keep going. I’m extremely proud of what the team has accomplished with Gizmo Builder. It delivers on our company mantra of being a meaningful, memorable, and fun experience,” said Free Range Games CEO, Chris Scholz.

Gizmo Builder incorporates the latest tech advancements available in Meta Quest 2 headsets. This includes use of Spatial Anchors, which allows players build contraptions, save, and come back to them saved in the exact spot they left them. Hand Tracking is more accurate than ever, letting players noodle on their projects with great accuracy. And for those who don’t want to play in Mixed Reality, Gizmo Builder offers virtual backdrops that turn your real life space into vibrant, virtual rooms.

Game Description:

Push the boundaries of your imagination. Blur the boundaries between realities. In Gizmo Builder, you can make a vast number of different machines from over 80 components. Use the latest advancements in mixed reality to use objects and surfaces in the real world as part of your creations. Bounce basketballs off your ceiling and back into a set of drums! Use your kitchen table to set up an epic car stunt jump, equipped with fireworks and all! If you can imagine it, then build it!


  • Boundless Creation: Build a limitless number of gizmos, doodads, and thingamajigs with over 80 components at your fingertips.

  • Made for Mixed Reality: Scan your walls, ceiling, and furniture and use them as surfaces. Fling toy trains into your ceiling and drop bowling balls onto your desk.

  • Pixel Perfect Precision: Tweak your creations with Intuitive controls that let you set and stretch tracks at will. Nudge, enlarge, and level your components with our tools. Pinch and pull with your fingers with the newest Hand Tracking features.

  • Feed Your Ego: Our recording and casting settings make it simple to show off your genius. Capture your gizmos using our scene backdrops, so you can share your creations privately and safely. You also have the option to hide the editor handles on your gizmos for cleaner looking recordings.

The team at Free Range Games will be reviewing community feedback closely to evaluate expanding upon the game. For updates about Gizmo Builder, or to give feedback on Gizmo Builder, gamers can go to Free Range Games’ official website, Twitter, YouTube, Tik Tok, and Instagram.

About Free Range Games:

Free Range Games, headquartered in Sausalito, California, is a video game developer founded in 2009 by veteran developers and longtime collaborators. Free Range Games’ mission is to make games people find meaningful, memorable, and fun. Previous VR projects include MVP Football: The Patrick Mahomes Experience for the Meta Quest 2 and Virtual Sports for the HTC Vive. Free Range Games is currently developing The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria™ and is working with Striking Distance Studios to help bring to life their vision for The Callisto Protocol. Free Range Games has a portfolio that spans PC, VR, consoles, and mobile devices. To learn more about Free Range Games visit the website at:

Striking Distance Studios and The Callisto Protocol are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.

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