Final week, whimsical social sport Half + Half was launched on each the Oculus Quest and Rift platforms. Developer Regular posits the sport as “a social hub for individuals to discover,” which is backed up with each cross-buy and cross-play throughout the Rift and Quest platforms.
The title accommodates 5 completely different multiplayer modes, every of that are pointed at giving gamers one thing distinctive to do with each other whereas delving by way of varied Japanese cartoon-inspired environments. Every of the 5 modes might be explored with others or loved solo. Among the many 5 obtainable actions are cover and search, swimming underwater, gliding by way of the air, aggressive dancing (wiggling, somewhat), and taking part in a sport of “human tetris”.
“Half + Half is the fruits of 4 years of multiplayer analysis at Regular,” the corporate acknowledged in a weblog submit. “We’ve created heat, wealthy, and natural areas so that you can hang around with individuals. We’ve spent numerous hours tweaking our blobby avatars to speak effectively by way of physique language and to really feel approachable in VR.”
The title is designed to make every participant look “as ridiculous as doable” in actual life. The developer holds that that is to facilitate social interplay in VR whereas enriching time that will in any other case be spent in entrance of a smartphone or pc monitor.
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Half + Half is now obtainable on the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift storefronts for $10. The studio has not acknowledged plans for a port to Steam or native help for another headsets.
Previous to creating Half + Half, the studio developed Cutie Keys, a VR keyboard app from which Regular VR cultivated the artwork route that’d later be totally realized in Half + Half.