Developer Funktronic Labs, the minds behind virtual reality (VR) titles such as Cosmic Trip and Doggo’s Day Off have revealed their next title to be Starbear: Taxi.
The VR-exclusive title will have players controlling a spaceship as they pilot around a futuristic bear city and must race against the clock to taxi passengers about. The developers at Funktronic Labs describe the title as: “What happens when a game jam focused on mini worlds and new VR control schemes collides with cute, tiny bears drawn on a whiteboard? Starbear: Taxi!”
Starbear: Taxi is being built exclusively for VR offering players an immersive gameplay experience full of action-packed, fast paced taxi gameplay. Spaceships will be controlled with physics-based radio-controlled (RC) style flight controls offering both six degrees of freedom (6DoF) and three degrees of freedom (3DoF) as input methods. Flying around and crashing into objects and bears is likely to happen a lot in Starbear: Taxi but should not be a problem for your cute driver.
With a charming art design and arcade feel, Starbear: Taxi wants to give players a gameplay experience that will keep them hocked and wanting more. Once more, the title will feature a dynamic soundtrack which will adapt the music to suit a players play-style, making each session feel personal. Performance is also measured by score with leaderboards being included to prove who is the best bear taxi driver of all.
Starbear: Taxi is currently in development for a number of platforms including Steam VR with support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream. Currently there are no gameplay videos of Starbear: Taxi in action but the released screenshots and artwork show just how cute and charming the title looks to be. With so many platforms planned for release, there should be a way for anyone who is interested in the title to be able to play.
Though the release date has not been announced as of yet, once it is, along with further updates on the title, you can expect to find them here on VRFocus so make sure to check back.