Smashing stuff up can be great fun, which is why Emmy award-winning animation studio Titmouse created its annual Smash Party event. Taking place this weekend, the party encourages attendees to bring whatever they want to smash up, TV’s, plates, vases, basically any sort of household item, then take baseball bats, axes of other tools to said items, all inside a protective cage. In partnership with Viacom NEXT, Titmouse is now bring the event to virtual reality (VR) with Smash Party VR for HTC Vive.
The Smash Party VR beta was launched at the event, with party goers able to try the experience for the first time. The title mixes the real-world event with some videogame madness by letting HTC Vive owners try their hand at mass VR object destruction.
As players destroy TVs, vases and toilet bowls they notice some weird and wonderful results of the destruction, and the more property damage inflicted, the higher up the leaderboard players will climb.
Talking about Smash Party VR, Chris Prynoski, Titmouse president and founder said in a statement: “We took the real life experience of smashing things with a baseball bat and made a Virtual Reality experience where you can smash things with a baseball bat. I’ve created stuff like knife-wielding cats and fire vomiting demons in VR, but I haven’t yet destroyed them in VR. Now I finally can.”?
“We are actively working on truly immersive VR experiences and love working with Titmouse to bring to life the ultimate Smash Party experience.” said Chaki Ng, SVP Viacom NEXT. “It has been the perfect opportunity for our team to dream up a novel experience through so many smashable objects.”
Checkout the first trailer for Smash Party VR below. The title is scheduled to arrive for the head-mounted display (HMD) before the end of the year. For further details on Smash Party VR, keep reading VRFocus.