Last week it was revealed that a virtual reality (VR) version of iconic mobile videogame series, Angry Birds, was in development. Brazil-based team IMGNATION Studios revealed that it was working alongside Rovio to create Angry Birds VR for the Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display. However, while the wait for news on the title continues, Mobile VR Jam finalist Chibi Attack! may have already beaten it to the punch. A video of the title in action can currently be seen below.
Developed by Bryan Livingston, Chibi Attack! sees players fling a character known as Chib-Chibi at enemies working for the evil Mega-Chibi. Chib-Chibi hurls herself into boxes that topple upon impact in an attempt to crush these minions. The title is played with the help of a compatible gamepad, using a joystick to aim. Along with Angry Birds, Livingston cites the likes of Boom Blox and Crush the Castle as other inspirations for the project. The title boasts a colourful, fantasy art style.
Those interested in sampling Chibi Attack! Can head to an official VR Jam entry page and down the APK for Gear VR.
As one of the finalists in the videogame track of the Mobile VR Jam, Chibi Attack! hopes to secure the grand prize of $200,000 USD. If not that then the developer may be awarded one of the runner-up prizes of $100,000, $50,000, and $10,000. A community-voted award offering a further $10,000 is also running. Winners for both should be revealed in early June 2015.
VRFocus will continue to follow the Mobile VR Jam closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.