· 3rd person racing mobile VR game
· Finalist at the Google Play Indie Game Festival
· First VR title by gaming studio Game Cooks
· Launch date: October 5th on the Oculus store for Samsung Gear VR
Developers Game Cooks have launched their first Virtual Reality title – HOVR – a unique 3rd person racing game for the Samsung Gear VR.
HOVR takes you to an alternative dystopian world where humanity’s collective mind has been hijacked, and a group of international hackers competes to decipher “The Serve” – the enemy’s mind-control tool. You play one of those hackers – racing on their hoverboard to the sound of awesome music beats – outrunning the competition to reach the finish line and deliver this intel to the highest bidder.
You start the game by choosing between 4 characters and plunging straight into the action-packed HOVR world. The game has 3 main objectives: Reaching the finish line, outrunning other hackers (bots) and achieving a high score. You’re also racing against the clock, so beware that going over time brings down your overall score at the end of the race!
Along the way, players collect extra elements to help them in their mission:
· Batteries: Recharge and maintain top speed
· Speed Boosters: Go over them to accelerate further
· Power-ups: These can slow down the opponents chasing you. They include Shields, 3-Bombs, Air Strikes and Battery Full Refills.
As they move through the HOVR world at breakneck speed, players can also gain extra points by performing artistic moves such as jumps, grabs and special tricks, with the in-game leaderboard displaying the overall rankings in real time.
The game currently has one level – it is launched under the concept section and will be updated very soon with 3 more new and exciting levels. This is the first Mobile Virtual Reality title from Game Cooks, an independent game development studio based in San Francisco and Beirut. Game cooks creates compelling and addictive casual games with unique personality that have been played by millions of users around the world, and is now using VR to engage an even broader global audience.