We really, really like Balloon Chair Death Match here at UploadVR, and we think you would too. Pay attention, then, because you can get your hands on a free copy today.
Starting 10am PST (that’s now) and running through until 6pm, the first 1,000 people that post on this subreddit, Facebook channel, Steam page or Discord will get a free copy of the game. On Steam the game sells for $14.99.
Balloon Chair Death Match is currently in Steam Early Access, so the expanded player base will help developer Climax Studios stress test its various multiplayer features before a wider release. The game takes a unique approach to VR shooting, getting players to sit on a chair and treat their left controller as a flight stick. In the virtual world they’ll find themselves suspended in mid-air on a chair held up by balloons. Other players must shoot these balloons to take you down, and you’ll need to do the same to them.
We had great fun with the game when it launched late last year, but as with a lot of VR releases a lack of content was holding it back. The giveaway, then, is also the team’s way of celebrating the impending launch of a new update to the Early Access edition to the game. In this update, the team is adding two new modes. The first is a co-op survival mode in which anywhere between one and four players will be pitted against waves of incoming enemies, and you’ll have to last as long as you can against them. You can see it in the trailer above.
There’s also a new shooting range challenge mode for solo play. Here you’ll have to shoot down balloons that appear around you as quickly as possible. Climax also has a handful of AI and menu improvements for players.
Developers will be playing the game during the giveaway time slot, so make sure to pop in and say hello. Currently, we’re expecting the full version of the game to hit sometime this year.