E3 2019: Acron Gameplay Shows Cute Squirrel Vs. Tree Cross Device Multiplayer

by Ian Hamilton • June 10th, 2019

In Resolution Games’ upcoming VR title a magical tree protects its acorns from squirrels trying to ferret them away.

Acron: Attack Of The Squirrels is targeting release in the coming months featuring cross-play from VR headsets to mobile devices. A player in an Oculus Quest or Oculus Rift VR headset inhabits a magical tree with arms to throw items or try and slow down the squirrels playing the game with an iOS or Android device. The tree is the protector of the “seeds of life” that the squirrels try to grab. It’ll feature multiple levels and environments with various roles for players to fill, according to Resolution Games.

The developers revealed the first gameplay from Acron: Attack Of The Squirrels today during the E3VR showcase.

https://youtu.be/yKOXNJuM2mk

Oculus Quest’s all-in-one system in particular could be a fantastic fit for the kind of gameplay showcased here. We’ve gotten a few asymmetric multiplayer VR games over the years like The Playroom’s cat and mouse game and Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes. We’ve seen some cool experiments too and these types of games theoretically solve one of VR’s most common criticisms — isolation. These games are hard to make, though, and not as common as we would like. Resolution Games is the studio behind a number of VR games including Angry Birds VR, Wonderglade, Bait! and Narrows, so they’ve got the experience to build on with Acron.

Look for the Acron: Attack Of The Squirrels later this summer and we’ll report back as soon as we get to spend some time with the game.

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