There’s been a blast of virtual reality (VR) videogames announced this week and here’s one more for all you competitive first-person shooter fans, Snapshot VR.
Indie developer Giant Scam Industries has revealed its first VR title Snapshot VR, which aims to marry professional paintball tournaments with immersive gameplay.
Team-based with up to 5-players per side, Snapshot VR looks set to be far more frantic than other arena shooters in this class as teams have an average of only 45 seconds to win. They can do this by eliminating the other team or hitting their buzzer but there are no respawns, no armour or other tools to rely on.
Featuring three locomotion options so that players can effectively and comfortably move in a manner that best makes use of those valuable seconds, Snapshot VR will provide plenty of stats to perfect those tactics. Players will be able to evaluate matches through heat-maps and other stats for a thorough post-match analysis, from where players scored an elimination to which bunkers were most effective.
Additionally, the title will provide official National Xball League (NXL) maps as well as the chance to build custom maps using 2D Paintball’s Field Creator which can be exported to Snapshot VR. Using a standard grid players choose a layout and then add cans, pylons, cakes, snakes, and other obstacles to the arena. These can also be swapped on-the-fly prior to a match.
“We are super excited for players to play Snapshot VR and experience what we’ve been working so hard on,” said Jesse Keogh, Founder and Lead Engineer at Giant Scam in a statement (who has a decade of experience in competitive paintball as both a player and coach). “We wanted to make a game that truly feels like playing paintball — fast-paced rounds, one-shot kills, rapid-fire projectiles, no respawns — but isn’t subject to some of the limitations of the real-life sport.”
Giant Scam Industries will be launching Snapshot VR into Early Access this August, supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.