If you’ve always thought of yourself as a hero, one that could step up to the plate when danger rears its head, Rescuties! VR may well be the game for you. Save babies and other helpless creatures in this daft yet fun looking VR game, currently in the final stages of its Kickstarter campaign.
Rescuties! VR is a ridiculous new VR game about saving falling babies (and other cute creatures) from a variety of dangerous situations. For example, in one level, babies are tossed to you from a hot air balloon, at which point you then have to throw (yes, throw) them into a nearby helicopter. Another level has players catch and simultaneously sort dogs, cats, and baby chicks into life rafts during a flood at the local animal clinic.
Developer Charles Deck of mode of expression started work on Rescuties! VR as a warm-up to Ludum Dare 35. He chose a 30-year-old DOS game called Bouncing Babies as his source of inspiration and then added an extra helping of cute. After getting a positive response from the VR community, he decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign for the game. Backers can get a copy of the game for $15, or $10 if you manage to get in at the early-bird pricing tier (8 remaining as of this writing).
Rescuties! VR will allow players to be the hero in ten different disaster scenarios. The game will alsoinclude power-ups and interactive objects like whiffle bats that can make saving the babies even more ridiculous. The visual style of the game is reminiscent of the polygonal simplicity of Katamari Damacy and the developer says the musical score will also have a Katamari vibe.
The game will be available for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift (with different controls), and Charles Deck says he would love to bring it to PlayStation VR as well, given the opportunity.