Maze Roller is a virtual reality game with a simple premise: guide a ball through a maze to the goal. Its creators have published a demo and have a Kickstarter campaign underway.
The game is in development for Oculus Rift and Gear VR and has several game modes, including tilting the board, direct control of the ball, vertical mazes and some more. The sizes of the levels vary between small levels for quick games and much larger and more convoluted ones for those looking for a real challenge. The maps are full of traps and obstacles such as holes, trampolines on the floor and on the walls, trap doors, moving floors, timed doors, locks, slippery areas and others.
Maze Roller is made on Unreal Engine 4 and its creators hope to be able to support SteamVR (HTC Vive) and also Project Morpheus on PS4 in the future, but the version for Oculus Rift is the one they have running at the moment. Based on the feedback from the community, they could also add native support for Leap Motion, STEM and PrioVR, and they already have some ideas to make the most of these types of devices. As for the 2D mode, the game is designed to work in virtual reality and the monitor support is minimal at the moment, although improvements in this regard will be added later.
The Kickstarter campaign pursues a rather modest goal – $5,000 – and concludes on April 17. For just $ 5 we will get the game, they will give us both a key to activate on Steam and a DRM-free version, but if it still seems expensive to us, we can always support it by giving it our vote on Greenlight. Maze Roller will be finished in August this year, and we can download a demo for DK2 here.