Sometimes the fantasy setting can be a be overwhelming. What with all the dragons that need killing and the dungeons that need exploring. Some players might want to take a more relaxing path of setting up shop and running a business to take that hard earned gold from the adventuring types. Thanks to virtual reality (VR) and developer Catland, players can experience just that by running their very own fantasy bar and serving a host of different drinks to the dwarves who are in need of a delicious refreshment in Taphouse VR.
First announced back in September 2017, the title allows players the chance to step behind the bar and keep their customers happy by supplying them with all manner of drinks. Of course, what bar would be complete without the odd fight now and again so get ready to have to deal with some of that because dwarves and drink are an interesting mix. Should the work become to much don’t worry because you can always play some of the slot machines yourself and even take your frustrating out on some patrons by throwing them out, should you wish.
Players will need to make use of the motion controllers to carefully pour the drinks into the glasses, operate the taps and send away customers if they are a bit on the worse side. The orders that come in however will not always be a simple task as there is a wide variety of drinks available to serve along with recipes to be completed to create the ultimate drink that will make even the strongest of dwarves fall down hard.
Be fast, efficient and careful when serving to earn extra gold and should you want to put on a show them learn some ticks to keep the patrons happy at the bar. Their intelligent drunkard AI will not only see them coming to the bar to order the next round but also ensure they use the slot machines, drink to their pass out and even start a fight now and again. You’ll really need to keep an eye on them if you want to be able to make it through the shift without any major problems.
Taphouse VR is available now on Steam as a free to play title with support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets with an optional £1.69 (GBP) fidget spinner DLC available. For more on the title in the future, keep reading VRFocus.