Ever since Microsoft launched its Windows Mixed Reality headsets in October the platform has seen a steady stream of titles arrive. The latest comes from British virtual reality (VR) videogame developer nDreams, with the studio porting its puzzle platformer Danger Goat.
Originally released for Google Daydream last year, Danger Goat requires you to guide an intrepid goat to safety through a world of cartoon carnage, featuring all manner of obstacles and traps. Built from the ground up as a showcase for VR by combining tactile, dynamic puzzles with intuitive motion controls, you tilt the motion controllers to manipulate the world, knocking down monoliths, sabotage traps and create new paths to guide, slide and catapult Danger Goat to safety.
The path to freedom will not be straightforward as deadly, over-engineered contraptions have been set to dispatch Danger Goat in the most hilariously brutal ways imaginable. Players will need to avoid an arsenal of traps, from missiles and shrink rays to crazy killer robots, all designed to zap, splat and explode the goat in anarchically inventive ways.
Featuring a comedic take on the puzzle genre, with a bold art style and inspiration taken from old school spy capers, Danger Goat has 28 levels to master, covering a wide range of themes. From wild forests and snowy mountains to the farthest reaches of outer space, players will need to grasp the unique features of the Windows Mixed Reality controller to achieve success.
VRFocus reviewed Danger Goat when it launched for Daydream, giving it 4 stars: “the careful exposition of puzzles and increasing challenge will make it difficult for copy-cats to exceed the quality of the gameplay here. nDreams’ growing experience as a VR developer shows in Danger Goat”
Danger Goat is now available to download for Windows Mixed Reality headsets on the Microsoft Store, priced at $5.99 USD/ €5.99 EUR/ £4.99 GBP.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of nDreams and Danger Goat, reporting back with the latest updates.