Evolved: Attack of the Drones Releasing for Oculus Rift
There have been a lot of video games released for virtual reality lately, especially in the horror and adventure genre. Strangely enough, many of these games are not based on first person perspective.
One reason for this is that creating a game where the protagonist can see or feel himself picking up a weapon, aiming and discharging it is hard work, to say the least. It is very tough to create a completely immersive first person experience that satisfies the player and does not cause him or her to fall ill because of motion sickness or dizziness. Indie developer VRventure took up the challenge to create an immersive first person shooting experience that is fun to play, and has the least side effects while playing in virtual reality. Their efforts and determination have paid off in the form of a demo version of a game they are working on, known as “Evolved – Attack of the Drones”. The game has been given support for Oculus Rift’s headset for virtual reality.
Evolved – Attack of the Drones is not a difficult game to play per se; it sets players on a remote island and lets them explore the surrounding area at their leisure. Players are given an AK-47 to defend themselves against any threats, and the ability to jump high up in the air – higher than an average human. There are two modes in the game and players can choose whichever one they feel like playing. The first one includes letting the players roam around the island, shooting at barrels and other targets, most of which are non-threatening (in the sense that they cannot lethally harm the player). The second mode is harder and about serious game play because it includes drones attacking the small island. In the second mode players are supposed to defend the island against enemies and drones both, for as long as they can remain alive.
The unique jumping abilities have also been added for a reason – players can easily scale mountains and even jump up on a ship hanging in the sky. The demo is a thrilling glimpse of what the full version will be capable of and has already started making waves in the VR community. Evolved – Attack of the Drones includes total support for the second development kit by Oculus Rift (DK2). The developers have not yet released a date for when the full version will be announced. For now, the demo version of the game can be downloaded for free on the Oculus Share website. Virtual Reality Times will follow all updates of Evolved – Attack of the Drones and report back soon.