Most virtual reality (VR) action videogames try to immerse the player in assuming the role of the protagonist from a first-person perspective. Some developers however are instead opting to utilise a third-person perspective, as seen in the likes of VR platform title Lucky’s Tale. Another title that can be added to that list this week is Super Zomboy Z from indie developer noowanda. The experience has recently launched a prototype version for those interested to check out.
Super Zomboy Z takes place on a virtual table, with players able to alter their view using the Oculus Rift’s positional tracking as seen in its second development kit (DK2), much like with the upcoming VR support for Codemasters’ Toybox Turbos. Players hold off hordes of approaching zombies using firearms such as a shotgun and minigun. Players have three lives and must try to survive for as long as possible with the title keeping score as they go.
At this point in time the available demo allows players to get to grips with the title’s core mechanics, giving them unlimited ammo for a range of weapons as they fight weaker enemies. It’s not yet clear when the developer intends to deliver the full version of Super Zomboy Z and just what extra features might debut in the full version. The prototype is also compatible with the Oculus Rift’s first development kit (DK1).
Super Zomboy Z‘s prototype can be downloaded for free over on the official Oculus VR Share platform. It’s currently only available on PC, with no word on possible Mac or Linux versions. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress in the future, reporting back with any further updates.