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Orc Assault Alpha Hits This Week

Austin, Texas-based virtual reality (VR) videogame developer Ghost Machine VR has plenty of projects in various stages right now. Some titles such as MotorSport Revolution have seen a full release, while others like Invasion Force remain in the Steam Greenlight campaign stage. In the middle of these two is Orc Assault, a new VR tower defence experience that hasn’t launched in full, but has passed its own Greenlight campaign. Today, the developer has confirmed when an Alpha for this upcoming title will be releasing.

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The Alpha for Orc Assault hits on 25th June 2015 with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display’s (HMD’S). The sample is set to be priced at $4.95 USD. It’s  not clear how much content will be on offer, although the developer has stressed that Orc Assault is still in the early stages of development. Expected in late 2015, the full release will also support Valve and HTC’s Vive HMD.

Set in the fictional land of Camalon, Orc Assault gives players a top-down perspective, allowing them to fully survey the enemy’s path and then arrange defences according. These opponents consist of a number of different types. The title even includes its own first-person move in which players can assist their towers, fighting enemies themselves with a machine gun in hand.

“As soon as players began to experience the miniature world of Orc Assault, they were immediately transfixed in the fantasy and detail of the world that we created”. We are excited to bring a true Tower Defense game for VR as a completely new type of experience for players that have wanted a living board game,” Ghost Machine CEO Neal Nellans said of the news.

VRFocus will continue to follow Orc Assault closely, reporting back with any further updates on the title.