New VR horror game out in time for Halloween

Those who are squeamish about horror virtual reality experiences: look away now. A new game has launched on Steam for the HTC VIVE ahead of Halloween that brings some fun to the horror genre, Sophie's Guardian. 

The VR survival-horror first-person-shooted game was produced by GameCoder and Render Farm Studios and features three game modes including 'Puppeteer'. This means players can share the VR experience with friends who don't own a VR headset. 

Other modes include Guardian and Gunslinger, and the player takes on the role of Griff, a Guardian teddy bear who has to fight posessed dolls that attack Sophie, a little girl who lives in a haunted house. 

Puppeteer Mode: The players take turns to manipulate the doll’s spawn points with the use of a game pad. That affects directly on how the dolls attack the player that is using the headset

Gunslinger Mode: This mode tests your accuracy, reflexes and dexterity with the increasing hordes of evil dolls. The player must survive the longest while more and more dolls keep coming. This game mode features global and local scoreboards

Guardian Mode: Here’s where Sophie and Griff’s story can be experienced. The player faces 15 evil dolls' waves and the victory is achieved by defeating all the enemies including the final boss 

Early access

The game is being released in 'early access' mode this week on Steam VR and the full version is expected to come out in December. It's not known when, but it will also come out for the Playstation VR at some point in the future.

The game began as an experiment between an art and programming team to accelerate the work needed to create a VR videogame using the company's own tools and engine.

"As we have shown it to our audience and fans the game in conferences and events we noticed it has wide acceptance; we believe this game has the ability to gather friends into a single play room with just using one VR headset.

"This is a "pick up and play" experience that does not need a manual, with deeply refined core gameplay and 3 game modes. We believe that our community can provide valuable feedback and modding support implemented on the EA version could easily give the users a tool to deliver feedback," 

Another interesting fact about Sophie’s Guardian is that it will be the first Mexican VR videogame which will be distributed and self-published worldwide. 

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