Survival Launches for Oculus Rift

Certain classic videogames have already seen interesting makeovers in virtual reality (VR). Fans have brought back the likes of the Atari 2600’s Adventure with the help of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), providing new perspectives on titles that have long been loved by videogame players around the world. This week sees the launch of a new title based off of other retro videogames such as Shark! Shark! for the Intellivision. That title is simply called Survival.


Developed by indie studio Rubixcube6, Survival initially casts players as a small square in an area with other squares of varying sizes travelling from one side to the other. Players move their square to consume others that are their size or smaller. As players eat other squares their own will grow in size, allowing larger blocks to be eaten but making it harder to avoiding coming into contact with squares that are still larger. Should a player touch one of these larger squares then they will return to the original size.

Survival comes with four difficulty levels, keeping track of high scores to allow friends to compete. The title is randomly generated, meaning no two playthroughs will be the same. It is available to download in full for free over on the official Oculus Share Beta and is compatible with the Oculus Rift’s first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2). VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR moving forward, reporting back with any further updates.