Everyone loves a co-op videogame, especially when it’s local with a mate or two. Titles like The Angry Birds Movie 2: VR Under Pressure and Carly and the Reaperman – Escape from the Underworld are great examples of this. Soon this genre will see another enter the fold, VR Giants, as the indie developer behind the project will be launching a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to help finish the videogame.
VR Giants is the work of solo developer Wolfgang Tschauko who has been working on the title for three years. Having already taken it to several festivals over the years and winning awards (won “Best Concept” ReVersed Festival, Vienna, 2017 & “Innovation in Games” LUDICIOUS Zurich Game Festival, Zurich 2019) Tschauko now wants to complete VR Giants by building a team.
Played locally on one PC, in VR Giants the VR player controls the Goliath who can build bridges with its hands or grab environmental objects to help David (the PC player) navigate the levels, protecting him where necessary.
As a dwarf, David is highly vulnerable to dangers like fire and spikes but only he can collect the coins and keys required to complete each level. Goliath, on the other hand, has no such worries. However, the giant can only be summoned by David to a new area with movement limited to that specific location.
Currently, in an Alpha state, the Kickstarter is: “mostly to fund an artist to help with the current work-in-progress visuals of the title,” said Tschauko in an email to VRFocus. As three years of work have already gone into VR Giants the gameplay already looks well developed but don’t take VRFocus’ word for it. When the campaign launches you’ll be able to play a free demo featuring a single level.
The VR Giants Kickstarter will officially launch on 14th July 2020 with the current plan to release the videogame via Steam in 2021. As further details regarding the Kickstarter campaign are made available, VRFocus will let you know.