Fresh off the release of its VR tribute to Contra, Gun Sight, Climax Studios is back this week with the announcement of two new games for two new platforms.
The first of these is Towers for Tango, a new app for Google’s Project Tango 3D capture tech, currently seen in the just-launched Lenovo Phab Pro 2. Developed by the company’s New Zealand studio in Auckland, players are tasked with building towers that appear in the real world through the phone’s screen. As you progress, you’ll need to protect residents from disasters in order to achieve a high score. The game’s available now for $2.99/£2.89 and the trailer’s below. You can expect to see it on more phones as support for Project Tango grows.
It’s one of the first full games we’ve seen for Tango, a technology that isn’t as focused on gaming as the early stages of VR are. Going forward, though, you can expect to see the tech play a bigger role in VR, especially with inside-out tracking growing in importance.
Next up we have Hunters Gate, which you may have already caught glimpses of in Google’s marketing for its Daydream mobile VR ecosystem. This is a third-person shooter not too dissimilar to Gun Sight, though it takes its queues from the likes of Gauntlet and Smash TV. Interestingly, the game supports co-op for two players taking on the role of Forge and Payne, two mercenaries tasked with protecting the titular town from an attack from Hell with magical spells. Climax plans to add new ‘Raid’ levels to the experience each week.
Daydream launches on November 10th with its first headset, Daydream View, and Hunters Gate will be one of the first to launch on the device in the coming weeks. Yesterday, Google revealed a wide variety of titles that will be joining it in 2016.