There are some great local social videogames for virtual reality (VR) headsets such as Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Acron: Attack of the Squirrels and The Angry Birds Movie 2: VR Under Pressure. Also part of this group is Carly and the Reaperman – Escape from the Underworld which originally launched on Steam back in 2018 before a PlayStation VR arrival in late 2019. Today, developer Odd Raven Studios and publisher Perp Games have announced that the title will also get a physical release, currently scheduled for March.
Offering both single-player and co-op multiplayer gameplay, Carly and the Reaperman is a puzzle-solving adventure where you play as Carly, helped along the way by the titular Reaperman (that giant floating skull).
The idea is to escape the nefarious Underworld, with 50 platforming levels to complete. Whoever players as the Reaperman will don the PlayStation VR, tasked with placing platforms and manoeuvring blocks to enable Carly to pass. While the player in control of Carly has the TV screen to themselves.
The whole experience is designed with teamwork and communication in mind, relying on each others abilities for success. As a bonus, players will be able to unlock various hats and other items to mix up the gameplay aesthetic.
Of the announcement Johan Högfeldt, CEO and Lead Developer of Odd Raven Studios, comment in a statement: “Doing a physical release of Carly and the Reaperman is truly a childhood dream come true! If you add the fact that we are doing it with Perp Games, who have a long and successful history of launching VR games on the physical market, we couldn’t be happier. We hope that this will allow more people to discover the magic of sharing a VR adventure with someone else.”
Loving the emphasis on co-op gameplay Rob Edwards, Managing Director of Perp Games said: “Working together to solve puzzles, with increasing difficulty and new challenges emerging, Carly and the Reaperman is an exciting example of how effective co-operative gaming can be in Virtual Reality, and we’re delighted to be working with Odd Raven on their groundbreaking debut title.”
Odd Raven Studios and Perp Games will be releasing the physical version of Carly and the Reaperman into European stores on 6th March for PlayStation VR. For further updates on the title keep reading VRFocus.