Remember the scene in Star Wars where Chewbacca, R2-D2 and C-3PO are playing a kind of holographic chess game involving monsters? Ever wanted to play it yourself? Well good news, as users of the Samsung Gear VR can with the launch of HoloGrid: Monster Battle VR.
The title uses creatures and monsters created by visual effects expert Phil Tippett, who was responsible for the aforementioned holochess scene in Star Wars, and was also credited as the ‘Dinosaur Supervisor’ in Jurassic Park. The title is a collaboration between development studios Happy Giant and Phil Tippett’s own Tippett Studio, who have previously been know primarily for producing CGI effects for big Hollywood movies such as Hollow Man. The ‘soft launch’ of the title on Gear VR was announced on the HoloGridMonster official twitter.
The videogame itself is a hybrid between virtual reality (VR) board game and collectable card game, somewhat akin of Blizzard’s Hearthstone. Each monster and spell has a unique ability it can bring to the board and they can combine in unique ways, which brings an element of complex strategy to each match.
HoloGrid: Monster Battle VR can be played single player against the AI, or against friends in Multiplayer mode.
You can view a trailer for the title below.
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