Developer Odd Raven Studios have unveiled the expected release date for virtual reality (VR) co-operative platforming adventure Carly and the Reaperman: Escape from the Underworld to head to Steam.
Designed to be a ‘couch co-op’ experience in which one player takes the role of Carly in third person on a standard display while the other player dons a VR headset to take control of the Reaperman in first-person.
The user in VR will survey the platforming action for the perspective of a vast overseeing persona, and can assist the non-VR player in accomplishing their goal of getting to the checkpoint or exit. Carly can also pick up glowing orbs, many of which will need the help of the Reaperman to reach.
The Reaperman player can physically move around the space to reach new objects to manipulate, while the Carly player interacts in ways that will be familiar to people who enjoy platform titles. The development team say that while a keyboard option is available, they recommend that the Carly player use a gamepad for the best experience.
Carly and the Reaperman doesn’t contain combat as such, all though some creatures can appear to disrupt the arrangements of blocks and boards which Carly uses to get to previously inaccessible levels, forcing the Reaperman player to have to start over.
The title is local multiplayer only at the moment, so users will need a friend close by in order to play, though the development team do have plans to introduce a one player mode in the future. At present, the title is said to contain about eight levels, with up to 36 challenges available to overcome.
Carly and the Reaperman is available now on Steam for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality devices for £17.09 (GBP), 10% off the regular price of £18.99 for a limited period.. For further information check out the Steam store page.
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