Zombie videogames aren’t exactly new, in fact some gamers are probably getting fed up with the amount of titles that include the rotting, stumbling enemy. But never less zombies are still as popular as ever and so indie studio Pipeline Games have created virtual reality (VR) title Zombie Attack VR for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) on Steam Greenlight.
In Zombie Attack VR, players are tasked with killing waves of zombies from a little hut in VR. Currently the videogame has only shown one arena, with one machinegun and with two generic zombie types, one that stumbles and moves slowly while the other moves at a greater pace.
The videogame has been designed to work with the HTC Vive’s motion tracking system, Lighthouse. Zombie Attack VR allows user to move around a 10 foot by 10 foot play space, slightly smaller than the 15 foot by 15 foot space Lighthouse can manage. Currently being designed on Epic Games’ Unreal 4 Engine, Pipeline Games are looking at a late 2015 release date, possibly around the time of the HTC Vive launch.
The team plan to add further arenas, more zombie types and a fleshed out storyline whilst keeping the retail price low for maximum adoption of the videogame. VRFocus will continue to follow the progress of Zombie Attack VR on Steam Greenlight and report back.