24th October 2018, Helsinki, Finland - Hipfire Games, a specialist social multiplayer VR studio made up of former Supercell and Rovio developers, today opened up alpha registrations for its innovative cross platform VR title Failspace.
With a sleek looking ship, crazy cargo, and deep space destinations to explore, players must team up to become spacetruckers, tasked with keeping their craft running whilst warping through ion storms and solar flares as they attempt to transport their unusual goods.
Comical and chaotic, each play session lasts around 10 minutes requiring tight co-op communication and fast fixing physical skills, creating short bursts of fun with friends as everything potentially can go wrong.
The alpha will begin on 3rd December 2018, and will focus on the VR experience for Vive, Rift, and Window Mixed Reality headset owners. Registration to join the alpha is now open via the Hipfire website.
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Failspace is a collaborative, crisis-solving, multiplayer VR game set on a set on a gleaming space truck that could burn through all the rings of Saturn at lightspeed to fulfill a shipping order.
VR players (Vive, Oculus, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets with more to be announced) must form a crew and fly through various hazardous environments. If things start to malfunction, everyone on board must work together on hastily finding and fixing problems in order to make it through some fast-paced, high-intensity situations that will test your nerves, teamwork skills, and possibly friendships.
Meanwhile, your cargo requires constant hands-on maintenance and care that only the best space truckers can hope to achieve, be it expensive and fragile art for a despotic emperor of the Small Dog galaxy, a group of alien refugees smuggled from a politically unstable world, rare zoo animals, or mysteriously unlabeled neon green barrels of ooze...
The alpha will focus on making sure the VR aspect of the game will provide a high quality VR multiplayer experience.
The BIG plan for the future is to enable players with different types of devices to join game sessions of players using high-end VR devices. Hipfire are building the technology that, for the first time EVER, will enable online cross-platform between VR and mobile, allowing people with mobile phones to play with their friends online from anywhere in the world, and turning VR from a solitary activity into a social one.
Antti Sartanen, CEO of Hipfire said "
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