Nusakan Studio and Perp Games released a demo of their upcoming arcade-style space shooting VR game “Taurus VR” ahead of an Early Access launch in 2020. “Taurus VR” pits you against an ever-present alien threat, requiring the player to use full-body movement to steer the ship and arm gestures to control the attack and defensive mechanisms.
In the demo, players will fly the LUV-5 spaceship to try to reach the highest score possible to top the leaderboards as they face endless waves of enemies.
Beginning with the Early Access release in January, there will be four worlds, five spaceships, and a leaderboard in the game, with a discount for early adopters.
Each spaceship has unique properties, with some better suited to certain encounters than others.
The game’s rollout roadmap will be split into four tiers with the final release expected to have five worlds, nine spaceships with additional mods, as well as boss battles, seasonal events and more.
“This VR game is our personal tribute to the forever-awesome, ‘Galaga,’” said Jaime Núñez, creative director at Nusakan Studios. “We’ve put a lot of love into the production of the game. Above all, it’s a fun and motion-sickness free shot of adrenaline. We want to give the player a lot for their money, and hope they help us with their feedback to make this game as awesome as it can be.”
The “Taurus VR” demo is available now on Steam, with a demo shortly appearing on the Oculus Store. The Early Access period begins in January leading to the game’s full launch in the summer of 2020.
If you play the demo over the festive period, you might even find a hidden Christmas Tree lurking in the background. If you spot it and send it to (@NusakanStudio) on Twitter, you could win some signed concept art from the team.