Fast Travel Games announced it’s bringing Mannequin, the upcoming asymmetrical stealth social VR game, into early access on Quest via App Lab starting next month.

Fast Travel Games announced Mannequin is set to release in early access on Quest via App Lab starting on May 2nd, priced at $20.

At its early access launch, Mannequin is slated to include all four maps featured during its Open Alpha, which is said to include updated visuals. The studio says there will also be improved friend list features, as well as the option to password-protect party play and custom games.

The studio says it’s also going to release promotional codes which will discount the game to $10 during its launch weekend. For now, players of the Open Alpha can still play until its official cut-off date on April 28th.

Notably, an early access release on PC VR is in development, however Fast Travel hasn’t said exactly when we can expect that, or the PSVR 2 version of the game as such.

In the meantime, check out the latest gameplay trailer below:

Previously only available to Discord members, Fast Travel Games just opened Mannequin’s open alpha a bit more with the launch on SideQuest, the unofficial sideloading app store for Quest 2/3/Pro. It’s only available for a limited time between now and its Spring 2024 launch, so make sure to jump in sooner rather than later.

It also has a number of updates, including the ability to find friends In custom games, two new levels (replacing Courtyard and The Lab), an updated lobby, and a number of balance and performance tweaks, Fast Travel says.

Additionally, the studio threw out a new gameplay trailer that includes a brief explainer of the action, linked above:

Original Article (February 20th, 2024): First revealed in September, Mannequin promises to bring a 2v3 experience akin to a deadly game of cat and mouse, letting two elite Agents hunt three shape-shifting aliens, aka Mannequins.

Somewhat like the ‘Prop Hunt’ mode from Gary’s Mod, the Mannequins have to blend into the scenery of frozen humans, but have the power to ambush Agents by dashing forward and freezing them in place with a single touch. On the flipside, Agents can scan for Mannequins and neutralize with their trusty EMP gun.

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Fast Travel Games says the alpha “represents a very early build of the game with a first look at just a few of the levels and features planned for the full game,” and is said to include two levels in addition to a social lobby so players can chat or talk strategy ahead of matches.

The open alpha is free to download via the game’s Discord (see update), with the full game set to launch on Quest, PSVR 2, and PC VR headsets later in 2024.

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  • As hard to believe as this is, it *appears* as if
    Fast Travel Games [FTG] has actually made something interesting.
    I’ll give this a lookie-loo.
    I’m not too crazy about having to jump through
    flaming hoops by involving myself in that
    fetid cesspool that is Discord, but then,
    that right there is FTG’s fingerprints shining through ….
    []^ )