Indie developer Drowning Monkeys has announced virtual reality support for the Steam release of their upcoming strategic turn-based RPG, Dungeon Crawlers HD. The news comes about a week after Drowning Monkeys revealed the Steam release date of June 1, 2015, and released a new cinematic trailer that highlights this game’s unique sense of humor and strategic gameplay. Josh Chudnovsky, founder and owner of Drowning Monkeys, has said that Virtual Reality will let gamers play the game in a way that they may not have seen before.
“I want to provide a way of viewing Dungeon Crawlers HD that would otherwise be impossible, if not for VR technology. When you’re playing a tactical game, you need a tactical view, but VR allows you to view tactical games in a way that a monitor cannot provide, and that’s by being immersed by the pieces on the board.”
While VR has traditionally been considered for use with first-person gaming experiences, utilizing VR with third-person games is a unique and exciting way to change the way the gaming community and developers perceive this technology. Using VR with Dungeon Crawlers HD is intended to reinforce the immersive experience and provide new perspectives by allowing players to get in close to the action or even view the field from an over-the-shoulder camera angle. Now players can feel like they are ON the game board, instead of just controlling it. With the option for VR, players will be able to have a more customized and entertaining experience by choosing how they want to play this game.
Dunegon Crawlers HD (DCHD) is a take on who the Ghostbusters would have been in the medieval times, with action and gameplay inspired by some of the best tactical RPGs. DCHD is a smart, streamlined turn-based RPG that is easily accessible to new players while offering a deadly challenge to hardcore veterans of this genre. DCHD has the combat to keep you captivated, the loot to satiate even the most covetous treasure addicts, and the laughs that will keep you coming back for more.
Players will find themselves teaming up with familiar ghost bustin’ personalities, cracking up at satirical banter, and even facing off against characters like the twisted D. Knight Shyamalan (or Death Knight Shyamalan) in a battle of repartee, swords, and magic. Whether your heroes are battling a slimy, green, ravenous ghost or being trolled by The Goblin King who has stolen someone’s princess and locked her in “another tower,” this game keeps the puns, parodies, and jokes rolling as you battle your way through its treacherous dungeons.
[Image via Dungeon Crawlers HD Steam Page]