Indie studio Game Cooks, the developer behind 3rd-person endless runner HOVR for Samsung Gear VR last year, will be demoing its last project, VINDICTA, to the Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) event next month.
A first-person shooter (FPS) for HTC Vive, VINDICTA has players infiltrating a robotic facility with the sole purpose of eradicating the mechanical menace and shutting down operations. Rather than going for the standard teleportation mechanic, or using the touchpad to walk around – which can induce sim sickness in some players – Game Cooks has gone for a more energetic movement system. Players have to swing their arms to wander about, taking ques from how people generally move their arms whilst walking, aiming for a more natural system.
As you’d expect from an FPS, Game Cooks has added an assortment of weapons, from hand guns and rifles, to cluster grenades and more, all of which can be dual wielded.
As part of the VRLA conference, the studio will be showcasing an advanced demo of VINDICTA, which was selected to be part of the show’s Indie Corner. As for when the title comes out, Game Cooks has scheduled a release date for June 2017.
Also heading to the event will be Rick & Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and Unity CEO John Riccitiello offering keynote speeches, and Epic Games will be in attendance, talking about Unreal Engine and Robo Recall. This week also saw VRLA organisers announce a mixed reality (MR) Easter egg hunt that’ll utilise Microsoft’s HoloLens headset.
The VRLA takes place from Friday 14th to Saturday 15th April at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. Tickets are still available with a business-focused 2-Day Pro Pass at $299 USD and a 1-Day Pass for Saturday priced at $40.
Checkout the first gameplay trailer below, and for further updates on Game Cooks and VINDICTA, keep reading VRFocus.