In September, Australian developer Samurai Punk revealed virtual reality (VR) title The American Dream at PAX West 2016. A satirical trip through a 1950’s world’s fair, the studio has now released the first trailer for the experience.
This first look at The American Dream isn’t about the videogame itself, more the theme on which its based. Described as a: “Look down the barrel of a future where all your everyday needs are solved with guns,” the trailer is a live-action piece where actors use pistols and machine guns, for all sorts of everyday tasks. These range from stirring cake mix, making holes in bagels, changing a babies nappy, cleaning clothes or trimming the hedge with a few bullets.
As you can probably tell The American Dream is a parody on American gun culture, with players wandering through a giant complex built by gun manufacturers to showcase the virtues or guns for the everyday person.
As players get their hands on weapons ranging from pistols to rifles and shotguns, they’ll learn how guns could take care of all of their day-to-day needs, and how they ever managed to eat a meal without them.
Samurai Punk will be showcasing The American Dream at this weekend’s upcoming PAX East in the Indie Mega Booth. The title is due to launch on ‘major VR platforms’ this year, although no date or exact headsets have been confirmed.