Former Bioware developers want to wear you out in Dash Dash Run! for HTC Vive.
PrimeVR, a studio founded by former Bioware developers, has launched its debut virtual reality (VR) videogame. Dash Dash Run! is a frantic running videogame that demands the player pump their arms using the HTC Vive’s motion controllers to race at high speeds across a variety of coulourful worlds.
Dash Dash Run! is a single-player experience akin to Survios’ Sprint Vector, though with a much more cartoon-inspired setting. Players can race against one another’s ghosts, which are automatically recorded and uploaded to provide an asymetrical challenge. Players can also generate a unique avatar so that they may be recognised for the standing on the global leaderboard, as well as taunt their challengers with a motion-generated victory dance.
“We’re a small team comprised of ex-BioWare developers who are so pumped for VR we setup a new studio and put it in the name. Each of us have over 15 years of experience spanning 5 generations of console technology… so you could say we’re a little old school,” stated Chris Entwistle, founder of PrimeVR. “When we looked at the VR market we noticed a big trend towards futuristic neon style games, so we set out to do something fast, fun, and colourful.”
Dash Dash Run! is currently available for HTC Vive on Steam, priced at £14.99 GBP, with a Viveport release also planned. PrimeVR is also developing a version of the videogame for the Oculus Rift, though no plans for a PlayStation VR port have yet been announced.