The VR Game Launch Roundup: Swinging Space Bugs Through Traffic
It’s been a good year for virtual reality (VR) videogames so far and it’s only going to get better by the looks of it. April is already gearing up to be an awesome month with the likes of Maskmaker and Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife arriving towards the end. Before that happens here are five new titles to look forward to next week.
VR Nara Park – X-climb, Inc.
“Experience the serene and therapeutic ambiance of VR Nara Park, a virtual environment heavily inspired by one of Japan’s most famous tourist destination, the Nara Deer Park.”
Space Slurpies – Starcade Arcade LLC
A multiplayer arcade game re-imagining mobile phone classic Snake for the VR era. Up to four players can each control a snake that follows their hand, collecting food as they go and growing in length while avoiding obstacles and other players. Offering 20 vibrant maps, Space Slurpies supports cross-platform multiplayer and there’s a single-player puzzle mode.
Swarm – Greensky Games
Frantic, single-player arcade action, Swarm challenges you to take down hordes of enemy aliens in wideopen arenas with no floor. Dual-wielding pistols with built-in grappling hooks, the gameplay continually swinging between platforms whilst wracking up combo kills, building up to the final boss battles. Swarm will offer 21 levels and 5 dynamic zones to play through.
- Supported platforms: Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift
- Launch date: 8th April
Traffic Jams – Little Chicken Game Company
Keep your wits about you and don’t let the traffic build up or let pedestrians get run over in Traffic Jams, a comedic take on keeping keeping city streets running. Set across a variety of locations around the world including Paris and New York City, its not just wayward commuters and vehicles you need to watch out for, events such as “cheese bowling” will crop up and then there are the spontaneously combusting buildings and the occasional meteorites to deal with.
Speedy Gun Savage – Gamitronics
Take on the role of Wolf, an intergalactic bounty hunter and head to several planets to collect your cash. An Early Access release, Speedy Gun Savage has three major planets, each with 2-3 subzones and over 10 different enemy types and three major boss fights.