Lightning Rock’s platform-adventure game Marble Mountain will be a launch title for the virtual reality headset, the Vive from HTC. I was a little worried that most of all the launch titles for the HTC Vive were going to be crappy games and suck pretty bad, but at least Lightning Rock will have Marble Mountain available for gamers who actually want to play a fun game with their new virtual reality headset.
The company sent out a press release recently indicating that the game would be fine-tuned to work with both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, both of which are due out this spring to mark the second coming of virtual reality (or maybe it’s the third coming? I’ve lost track).
Shannon Pickles, the producer at Lightning Rock commented about the game, saying…
“Marble Mountain’s almost universal appeal becomes immediately recognizable the moment you pick up the controller.” […] “At game conventions around the world the platformer adventures bring smiles to every players’ face, whether they are enjoying the classic PC and monitor experience or cutting-edge VR.”
One thing they wanted to make clear in the press release was that the game’s compatibility with VR devices has not compromised the non-VR gameplay experience. It’s still going to be fully playable for gamers who would prefer to keep their peripheral vision locked on a monitor instead of within a headset.
To help with the release date and VR announcement, the company released a new trailer showing off some of the levels and obstacles that players will have to deal with in the 3D puzzle-platformer. You can check out the trailer below.
Releasing on the 5th of April just in time to try it out in Virtual Reality on your HTC Vice or Oculus Rift, but know that game play isn’t compromised for non-VR players. Marble Mountain is retro platforming challenge and fun, meets modern 3D adventure.
The game is a throwback to classics like Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball. If you enjoy those kind of games you might take a liking to Marble Mountain.
You can learn more about the game or look for it to go live on April 5th for $9.99 over on the Steam store.
If you’re planning on getting a virtual reality headset at least you’ll have something that isn’t a half-cocked beta demo like Job Simulator to play around with. For more info feel free to visit the official website.