Previously VRFocus reported on the release of VR Bits’ new virtual reality (VR) videogame NightTime Terrors release for Oculus Rift. Now, the company has unveiled its plans to work on a version for Samsung’s Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD). The videogame is a top-down experience in which players have to fend off hordes of plush toys.
NightTime Terrors is set inside a child’s nightmare in which one toy must fend off the dark twisted figures. Using a wide array of weapons the user must avoid being killed by shooting the enemies. What started off as a weekend development project eventually evolved into a full release which aims to show that VR videogames don’t have to be first-person to work effectively. Weapons in the videogame include a tommy gun, rocket launcher, shotgun and a mini-gun. Each type of enemy has a different resilience to damage, so it is important to use the appropriate power-ups and weapons for different enemies.
In a newsletter, VR Bits stated that they have learned a great deal about mobile and desktop optimisation including how to achieve a much better performance from developing NightTime Terrors. The title is being also used to cross-fund its other project Darkfield VR.
VR Bits has released the title on PC with support for the second Oculus Rift development kit (DK2) head-mounted display (HMD). GearVR.uk will keep you updated on the videogame’s progress.