Rocket League in VR? That may still be a dream for some, but in the meantime, we have something a little bit different, but at the same time a little familiar: Game of Drones.
Game of Drones comes by way of German developer Brave Yourself, who is releasing the game onto Steam on February 25th, 2020. It’s cheap as chips, or a regular German Doner Kebap, at just 3.99€/£2.99.
Game of Drones is as simple as it gets. You play football against opponents in VR using drones to knock a ball around an arena. And that’s it. The developers are quite open in saying that this isn’t a AAA game with lots of content, but instead, a cheap and cheerful release for players to enjoy with friends in local multiplayer bouts or online matches.
Short version Football and drones collide in GAME OF DRONES. It is a minimalist mini multiplayer game with a reduced, futuristic look.
What can you expect? Do you want to play soccer with drones against your buddies in multiplayer? Do you want to take off from the football pitch and take to the skies with your drone? Do you want to flank the low-gravity ball into the opponent’s goal with daring kicks?
GoD is not a triple-A game with lots of content. Please take this into account when making your purchase decision. We want to provide you with a small multiplayer game for a little fun with LANs or online.
Here are some of the questions you probably have, answered by the developer:
How “mini” is your mini multiplayer game?
The scope of the game is very small and it is the first game we are launching. GoD is not a triple-A game with tons of content.
We want to provide you with a small multiplayer game for LANs or for online. With the drones the soccer game gets another kick and makes a lot of fun.
Is there a single player mode?
There is no single player campaign. But there is a free flight mode where you can get to know the arena and the ball.
Can I play with my friends?
You will be randomly matched with other players in 1vs1 or 2vs2 modes.
Is there a high score?
We use the Steam high score so you can compete with the top players in the global ranking.
Why doesn’t the game work on platforms other than the PC?
We currently only support Windows PC because it is the first path for us Indie Devs. We are still open for porting to other platforms.
Do you support other VR headsets like the HTC Vive?
Unfortunately not. We initially focused on playability with the Oculus Rift.
Game of Drones – Background Story
In 2081, in a very distant future, the people of planet Earth tested a new transport system to conquer the heavens. The era of the drones had begun.
To test the suitability of this new form of mobility, leading companies decided to initiate an international competition. At this Game of Drones, all drone-manufacturers will present their latest and most technologically advanced competition drones. These drones enter the ring and play football against each other with a low-gravity ball.
You slip into the role of the young DIY drone engineer who dreams of becoming the world’s best drone pilot. You will compete in matches against other drone pilots or powerful pilots of large manufacturing companies worldwide. Be ready to fight against the best of the best and score enough goals to bring home all Game of Drones achievements.