The indie developer Drowning Monkeys announces that its turn-based strategy RPG Dungeon Crawlers HD, scheduled for release on June 1, will be compatible with virtual reality.
“I want to provide a way to watch Dungeon Crawlers HD that would otherwise be impossible if it weren’t for virtual reality. When you play a tactical game, you need a tactical view, but VR allows you to play tactical games in a way that a monitor can’t match, and that’s by surrounding you with the pieces on the board,” says Josh Chudnovsky, founder and owner of Drowning Monkeys.
“Although VR has always been associated with first-person experiences, its use in third-person games is a unique and exciting way to change the way the community and developers perceive this technology. By using VR in Dungeon Crawlers HD, the immersive experience is reinforced and new perspectives are offered by allowing players to get closer to the action or to see the battlefield from an over-the-shoulder camera. Now players can feel that they are ON the board, not just controlling it. With the VR option, players will have a more entertaining and customizable experience when choosing how they want to play this game.”
Dungeon Crawlers is a humorous variant of what Ghostbusters would have been like in medieval times, with an action and mechanics inspired by the best tactical RPGs. It is a turn-based RPG easy to learn for beginners in this genre and offers a deadly challenge to the most veterans of it. The game is expected for June 1 with a price around $4.99.