A title that combines the game of golf with a physics puzzler, Moonshot Galaxy was previously known by the title of Galaxy Golf when it was first released on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift and now it is coming to PlayStation VR with updated content.
The basic concept of the game mirrors the game of golf in that the aim is to sink the ball into the hole in as few shots as possible, with golf scoring used to track progress. That, however, is where the similarity ends as there are no virtual golf clubs involved. Instead, the player uses a PlayStation Move controller to pick up the ball and throw it, paying attention to the parabolic arc for best accuracy.
“The sense of presence offered by virtual reality with motion controllers is unlike anything you can experience with flat-screen gaming. On top of that, we designed Moonshot Galaxy to be a unique game unlike anything else you can play in VR. The feeling of navigating these miniature worlds and reaching for the perfect shot is compelling, and seems to keep players coming back for more,” said Mars Jokela, Director of developer Liftoff Labs.
Moonshot Galaxy changed it’s name from Galaxy Golf after early feedback from Steam users indicated that the title was causing confusion as it didn’t reflect the puzzle-based gameplay.
“We collected comments, reviews, and conducted a VR player survey. The results were pretty consistent, in that the brand generated an assumption that the game would simply be ‘Golf in Space.’ It’s not. The game is really more of a physics puzzler, so in response, we chose a brand more aligned and true to the experience, which wouldn’t deter people who would have otherwise enjoyed the game,” said Jokela.
Moonshot Galaxy is now available on the PlayStation Store for $9.99 (USD). An update to the version on Steam is also available to add the content developed for the PlayStation VR version to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with Touch.
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