Last summer developer Headroom.one released an unusual Early Access title for Oculus Rift on Oculus Home, an obstacle course style experience called The Tower where players have to stand on a moving platform whilst manoeuvring around all sorts of nasty items. This weekend Headroom.one has quietly released The Tower onto Steam with sole support for HTC Vive.
The premise behind The Tower is very simple, all you need to do is make it to the top without dying, there’s just one small issue, between the bottom and top there’s an awful lot of spikey, swinging, slicing and dicing objects on route that aim to kill you.
Whilst there are some lovely views on offer, there’s no time to admire them or you’ll soon find yourself back at the beginning. While staying balanced on the rolling road is quite important you need to avoid being shot by spears or blown away by cannons. To make things that little bit more interactive there are coins to collect on route and not all of the traps involve dodging. You may need to jump gaps, grab hold of ledges, or find an axe to help you on your journey.
VRFocus originally previewed The Tower for Oculus Rift, saying: “For an early access title The Tower feels fairly solid, sure it’s hard and unforgiving at points but sometimes that’s all you need, no hand holding, just a challenge that’s a bit different from all the wave shooters that don’t offer anything new.”
The Tower can be purchased now on Steam with a limited time discount available. Until 23rd February, 2018 there’s a 20 percent saving on offer, dropping the cost from £5.19 GBP to £4.15. Should Headroom.one add further features to The Tower or expand support, VRFocus will let you know.