-- The Pitch --
Nova Swarm is a 1v4 local multiplayer VR space battle game. A maniacal AI ship (the VR player) with a powerful laser, rechargeable shield, and undying hatred of the human race faces off against an armada of humans (up to four players with standard XBox or similar controllers) piloting fragile but agile ships capable of using a variety of weapon and tactical item configurations. Not only that, but the ships are invisible when they’re not shooting. Grab four friends, or just face off against some CPU players. Either way, there will be tons of explosions.
-- The Bullet Points --
- Players: 1-5, Local Split-screen
- Hardware: HTC Vive (+ Controllers for split-screen players)
- Genre: Action, Space-Shooter, Arcade-Style
- Playtime: 5-10 minute rounds
- Availability: It's here. It's free.
-- The Status --
Currently Alpha-ish. I'm planning on improving upon the game over the next month, and likely into the future beyond that. Since this is a multiplayer game requiring a Vive (two things that narrow down the audience by quite a bit), getting as many people to playtest my game as possible is my current mission.
And that's all! All feedback and criticism is greatly appreciated.
Side note: This is exactly the same post as this post in the Devlogs section. This post is the release announcement; I plan on updating the other one more frequently as the game improves, depending on the level of interaction.