Play Slightly Heroes Anywhere With its new Mobile Companion App
You can now challenge VR and non-VR players.
Slightly Heroes is a one vs one first-person shooter for Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, Windows Mixed Reality and the Lenovo Mirage Solo. While that extensive range of support should help players find matches developer Hatrabbit Entertainment has now gone one step further this week by releasing a non-VR version for Android devices.
The Slightly Heroes VR Companion app is still very much Early Access, with the studio still in the process of smoothing out any bugs and glitches that may be present. Even so, it now opens the experience to millions of users worldwide, hopefully ensuring you can find a multiplayer match.
“This means the VR players now can challenge friends and families that don’t have a VR headset,” said Hatrabbit Entertainment co-founder Joakim Svarling in an email to VRFocus. It’s also an initiative to populate the servers with more players. We believe this is a way to invite the non-VR audience to also discover and convert to VR long term.”
With its playful cartoon design Slightly Heroes is a light-hearted combat affair where you can take on another opponent online or practice against AI enemies to learn the feel and layout of the title.
Players take on the role of either a part-time hero or villain like Captain Lawsuit, Agent Meow, and Judge Greg, battling it out with paintball style guns for supremacy. To keep gameplay interesting and dynamic the studio has also given players the option to find and use special weapons and power-ups to cause even more carnage. And the more they play the more characters and weapons will be unlocked.
If you’re on Android then download the free Slightly Heroes VR Companion beta app here, and the regular VR version here for £4.69 GBP. You’ll also find it on the Oculus Store and Steam retailing for £7.19.
Don’t forget the Steam Winter Sale has started today, Slightly Heroes doesn’t feature but there are loads of VR experiences that are on discount if you’re looking for a festive deal. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Hatrabbit Entertainment and its VR projects, reporting back with further announcements.