Craft Keep VR – Become a Blacksmith in Early Access on 10th November 2016 (Video)
From the team behind the incredibly successful Shoppe Keep comes a new standalone game that expands upon the fantasy universe with a twist. As an entirely new way to experience the franchise, Craft Keep VR will transport players to another realm – one where they are a blacksmith in a fantasy world, a role normally reserved for NPCs. Craft Keep VR will launch on Steam in Early Access on 10th November 2016.
Utilising the HTC Vive’s Room-Scale features, Craft Keep VR sees the player walk around their own shop and sell items to customers. Ordering individual items of stock, players craft their own potions, swords, daggers and more. And while stepping inside the fantasy world of Craft Keep VR is enthralling, players feel the pressure, needing to fulfil orders quickly enough the customers are satisfied.
Craft Keep VR uses the Vive’s natural wireless controllers to mimic the player’s real-life movement. When the player grips the controller, their avatar grips an item. When the player crouches and makes a throwing action, their avatar crouches by a furnace and tosses a piece of iron into the fire. Will players be sensible enough to responsibly handle hammers and crossbows, though? We doubt it.
Craft Keep VR is part of the expanding Shoppe Keep world. Players of the original game will be pleased to hear that Shoppe Keep will be receiving an update around the time that Craft Keep VR launches.
Shoppe Keep stole the heart of players with its tongue-in-cheek demeanour, and Craft Keep VR allows players to embody that same light-hearted atmosphere. The game now has its own Steam store listing.