After appearing on VRFocus’ roundup of virtual reality (VR) videogames arriving this week, Dark Catt Studios Interactive’s tower defence title Djinni & Thaco: Trial By Spire has now been given a new release window of Q2 2020.
Summoned by a powerful wizard called Thaco, players take on the role of a Djinni who must protect the wizard’s tower from an onslaught by King Crambone’s armies. Magic is the main weapon of choice here, with Djinni able to conjure a selection of spells including powerful lightning storms from the sky or plumes of fire from their hands. As this is a tower defence title players will, of course, be able to summon additional towers to their aid.
Djinni & Thaco: Trial By Spire features a gesture-based control system to help immerse players in the gameplay as well experimenting with the latest cinematic techniques including incorporating Virtual Reality Volumetric Video into their cutscenes for maximum visual effect.
“There are so many shooters, especially zombie shooters, out there in VR; we wanted to go back to the core of gaming and make some characters you love to love, and love to hate. We hope everyone will love this VR tower defence adventure,” said John Robb, Dark Catt Studios CEO in a statement.
To ensure players have plenty to keep them busy, all the levels have their own unique paths and challenges plus there are several modes to unlock. Dark Catt Studios Interactive states that all the content in Djinni & Thaco: Trial By Spire should give players 30+ hours of gameplay.
The videogame also has a special guest cameo by film industry veteran Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment Inc., the man behind The Toxic Avenger as well as starring in movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and many, many more.
Dark Catt Studios Interactive will be releasing a demo via Steam for Djinni & Thaco: Trial By Spire this month supporting HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro, HTC Vive Cosmos, Oculus Rift/Rift S and Valve Index. The studio also plans to expand headset support after the official release in Q2 2020. For further updates on Djinni & Thaco: Trial By Spire, keep reading VRFocus.