Joy Way, the studio behind Stride and Against, announced it has two new VR games in the works that both appear to make good use of its fast-paced locomotion systems. The studio also announced we’re very close to finally getting a story mode to Stride, called Fates, which is coming to the game this month.

The studio unveiled the games, titled Red Flowers and Stack, during the UploadVR Winter Showcase yesterday, showing off some very slick gameplay.

Both are currently available as a demo on Quest so you can get a taste of what’s to come. Check out the trailers below:

Red Flowers

Description: Red Flowers is a lightning-fast action VR platformer in which the enemy always outnumbers you, and the cost of a mistake is death. Slice your way through a utopian city, shredding heavily armed opponents with a deadly katana in a stylish super-fast manner. Hone your skills with each kill and overcome any obstacles on the way to your goal – eradicate the scourge.


'STRIDE: Fates' Review – The Parkour Campaign We've Been Waiting For


Description: STACK is a VR multiplayer game about dashing through post-apocalyptic environments and timing disc bounces to eliminate your opponents. Play duels or team up and score big to win! STACK will please anyone who loves fast-paced sports action.


Stride Fates Story Mode

Stride Fates is nearly here, with the reveal trailer above announcing it will arrive on Quest and SteamVR headsets on December 15th. The story mode appears to be fully-voiced, including what feels like some very GTA-inspired lines from the game’s formerly helmet-clad baddies.

Joy Way says Fates will feature new parkour mechanics, new physics, and will tell a story from the life of a chaser in a linear hour-long campaign. It’s set to be a free update, which will also bring what the studio calls “important multiplayer fixes and enhancements, such as full-body character models and private lobbies.”

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  • Jonathan Winters III

    O yay, more cancelware from Joy Way. So far, out of the 5+ games they’ve put out, only ONE has actually not been abandoned in early access. Beware of these Russian devs.

  • Octogod

    Everyone of these look better than anything in the Upload showcase yesterday. And the biggest difference? You can go play them all right now.

    • NL_VR

      They are from UploadVR showcase :P

  • NL_VR

    Looks good in the trailer. Really hope they turn out to be real games

    • Jonathan Winters III

      Good luck on that one. Out of 3 games I have that are developed by them, all 3 were abandoned unfinished – after taking my early access money for 2 of them, of course.

      • NL_VR

        Paying for early access is sadly not a guarantee the game will be finnished

        • Jonathan Winters III

          Especially with Joy Way. They have yet to complete even ONE of their games.

  • Ender772

    red flowers looks good…but after playing that why would anyone play the other two?

  • Ookami

    These all look good. Stride, I’m sure will be fun to play but kind of looks like an uninspired Mirror’s Edge clone. Stack has a lot of potential but I’m not sure it’s my cup of tea just yet. Red Flowers looks like a Ghostrunners clone, but at least it seems like it’s trying to carve out it’s identity outside of that.
    Like I said, these games look good. And I’m sure they’ll be really fun to play, but I can’t help but think that if VR is to really move forward we need to get out of this “XXX but in VR” mindset, ports and VR-sequels aside.