Today it has been announced that Steel Wool Studios, previously known as Steel Wool Games, the developers of Quar: Battle For Gate 18, is now bringing a physics-based puzzler to both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
By looking at the teaser trailer below you can already get the same feeling as when you watch the famous Pixar Lamp intros to its earlier movies, and it’s no wonder as the developers are former Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Telltale Games employees. Bounce is all about combining narrative elements of animation films with intricate gameplay mechanics of VR to create the ultimate puzzle adventure. Players are to help D1G-B, their robo friend, in bouncing, slinging, jumping, shooting, and rolling his way through a labyrinth of rooms on a spaceship to get to his final destination.
“Bounce started off as an early experiment to see how far we could push the limits of VR to challenge players,” said Jason Topolski, co-founder of Steel Wool Studios in a press release. “By introducing a narrative element, which is core to our game philosophy, we think we’ve added a cool new dimension to the physics game genre that will keep the players excited about what happens next.”
The studio went on to explain: “As the journey progresses, so does the insanity, with moving blockers, laser gates, gravity wells, and multi-floor rooms all working to impede your advance. D1G-B’s fate is in the hands of the players… will they be able to keep their promise of helping their robotic friend reach his new home?”
There is no confirmed date for its release but it is for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
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