Former ‘God of War’ Devs Launch Kickstarter for Colossal VR Shooter ‘Titan Arena’

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Lightbound Studios, a company founded by two former God of War series developers, are aiming to bring something truly colossal to VR with their upcoming first-person shooter Titan Arena.

The game essentially pits you against increasingly harder Titans in a crowded arena, of course unlocking new weapons along the way.

The developers are promising a pretty comprehensive range of locomotion schemes, including smooth movement, strafing, dashing, snap-turning, and climbing via grappling hook-style tether.

Currently, the studio is advertising three weapons that can be used defeat both the massive Titans and their pesky robot underlings, which include the tether for grabbing drones, a chain gun, and a plasma launcher that can lock onto targets.

Image courtesy Lightbound Studios

According to the Steam listing, the game is slated to arrive on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows VR headsets in April 2019. An Early Bird Steam key will cost you $17. As an ‘all-or-nothing’ campaign, the studio must hit their funding goal of $30,000 by September 27th, 2018.

If the work-in-progress trailer indicates anything, we’re likely in for plenty of foot stomping, fist crushing, and laser beams to dodge as you tango with threatening swarms of air and tank-sized land robots. Prefaced as “real game footage,” the studio is also targeting a fairly high level of polish to boot.

Lightbound Studios previously produced the mobile game Star Chaserswhich was released in January 2016. This will be the studio’s first VR game. Check out the Kickstarter here.

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  • nipple_pinchy

    Looks pretty good. I may have to get it.

    • Young

      one of the devs here, thanks for your comments!

      • nipple_pinchy

        I know it’s premature to ask, given you just released Titan Arena, but any plans for your next VR title?

        • Young

          not currently, we’re pretty much focused on this game and want to make sure our kickstarter campaign is successful. :)

          • nipple_pinchy

            I backed it, my dude. :)

          • Young

            thank you!!! :D

      • Gato Satanista

        Why not launch as early acess? Nothing against kickstarter… but looking at the trailer, it seems to me that the game is in a playable state.

        • Young

          thank you! think people now have a higher expectations in VR, so we want to make sure that we release a solid experience, which requires more time.

  • RJH

    I’m hoping and waiting for Robot Wars VR. Robot Wars is perfectly transferable to a VR experience. Would be a fantastic game in VR and very popular.

    • Young

      You can also play this game :D

  • Raphael

    Could be fun. They need a lot of funding in 28 days!

    • Young

      yes we do! please support us in kickstarter if you can :)

  • Greylock3491

    Pledged!

    • Young

      one of the devs here, thanks for your support!

  • Raphael

    It will be ok as a quick VR arena blaster. Lack of mech driving though. There is a shortage of mech VR games.

    • Young

      one of the devs here, each Titans will be different, so we will have good progression to get new weapons/mechanics.

  • nipple_pinchy

    Backed this on Kickstarter.