Gorn, the blood-soaked battle simulator from the makers of weird and wild games Broforce (2015) and Genital Jousting (2016), is officially coming to Steam Early Access on July 10th.
Free Lives, the studio behind the game, have developed Gorn on a unique, fully physics-driven combat engine that lets you melee battle in a single-player arena against brutal AI combatants. The game is releasing on HTC Vive, and required a 360 degree tracking area with at least 2m x 2m of space to play.
If the game weren’t already enough tongue-in-cheek, the studio says in their official description that Gorn lets you “savagely strike down an infinite supply of poorly-animated opponents with all manner of weapons—from swords, maces, and bows to nunchuks, throwing knives, massive two-handed warhammers or even your blood-soaked bare hands. The only limits to the carnage are your imagination and decency, in the most brutal and savage VR face-smashing game ever produced by man.”
First released as a free demo last year for HTC Vive, Gorn showed off some basic combat against the square-jawed, “poorly animated” gladiators. Now, while in Early Access, the developers plan on adding “many, many more weapons, more enemies to fight, and hopefully a boss encounter at the end of the game to tie it together,” the developers say on the game’s Steam page.
Check out Node Studio’s latest impressions of Gorn for a better idea of what to expect.