Fancy a free videogame to get you into the holiday spirit? Check out Hatrabbit’s Merry Snowballs.
Hatrabbit Entertainment has today launched a new edition of Merry Snowballs. Available now for Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR and Google Carboard, Merry Snowballs is a videogame designed for mobile virtual reality (VR) which is free for all to download.
Essentially a wave shooter, Merry Snowballs will let you relive your childhood snowball fights with tons of gadgets and powerups you once wish you had. You will battle against the fierce neighborhood kids, blow Angry Gingerbread men to pieces and fight your way to the end where Bad Santa awaits in an Epic Battle.
Players can collect numerous power-ups to assist them in the videogame, including snow guns, shields, blizzards and extra lives. However, you must and use them wisely to progress as far as possible through the 25 increasingly difficult waves of enemies. Merry Snowballs features a number of boss fights, culminating in a grand battle against a very menacing looking Santa Claus.
In the Google Cardboard version of Merry Snowballs, players can also choose to play the videogame in one of three different gameplay modes: VR, 360 mode or with virtual joysticks. All versions of the videogame will feature an online global leaderboard system allowing players to compete with friends regardless of which platform they play on.
“This game shows that we can reach a wide audience without compromising on quality. The Cardboard version is a great example of that where we’ve also given players the ability to play the game in different modes,” said Andreas Chryssovitsanos, co-founder of Hatrabbit.
Merry Snowballs originally launched for HTC Vive, via Steam, last December. That edition of the videogame is also compatible, but not specifically designed for, Oculus Rift. The PC edition of Merry Snowballs is priced at £4.79 GBP.
Now available to download for Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard, Merry Snowballs is free-to-play on mobile VR devices, supported by in-game advertising. Founded by a team of experienced videogame developers, Stockholm-based Hatrabbit Entertainment is also working on further VR titles, set for release in early 2018.