‘Death Lap’ Mashes up Mario Kart Racing & Twisted Metal, Coming Soon to Rift & Quest


OZWE Games, the studio behind the Anshar VR franchise, today announced a new game for Rift and Quest that looks straight out of Mad Max.

Called Death Lap, Ozwe says in an Oculus blog post that it was inspired by both the Twisted Metal and Mario Kart franchises.

The game is said to include five apocalyptic tracks: a psychedelic desert, oil on fire in the desert, Las Vegas by night, an abandoned theme park, and a giant pinball. Death Lap will also arrive with both single and multiplayer modes for up to six players, which also includes a global leaderboard.

“The game takes its name from an annual tournament held once a year, where drivers wield deadly short- and long-range weapons and the first to cross the finish line wins,” Ozwe says. “Behind it all is the host, Nitro Saint Payne—a marvelous yet tragic man with a definite need for speed.


Ozwe Games CEO Stéphane Intissar says that besides weapons, players can use items to get an edge over their opponents such as traps, secret paths, and special pickup items. Adding an extra edge, Intissar says players can also be eaten by “a colossal piranha, electrified by the malicious clown, and crushed by a giant dice over the ruthless rides.”

There’s no exact launch date on the books yet, although Ozwe says it should be arriving on Rift and Quest “soon.”

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  • R3ST4RT

    This is the first time I’ve heard of this game and I’m already pumped! This will be an awesome game to play with my friend on Quest!

  • Kenneth Mahan

    i hope the rift version includes steering wheel controls with feedback

  • JesuSaveSouls

    It looks really nice and I bet we get to steer via motion controls too.Nice to have a quest.Jesusavesouls !

  • Sky Castle

    I hope it supports cross buy and cross play.

  • PJ

    Driving with one hand and shoot with the other, this looks very cool!

  • MosBen

    This reminds me more of Carmageddon than Twisted Metal or Mario Kart, but I’ve wanted a VR version of Carmageddon for a while, so cool.

  • CazCore

    will be interesting to see what kind of “comfort mode” options this has

  • T Sheehan

    Could it be? Finally a kart-esque game without flat-earther racetracks that would make a Super Nintendo beat red with embarassment?

  • Nick Wallace

    So… Death Race in VR? I’m so up for it!