Bolverk Games unwrapped a Christmas present a little early last week, launching its new VR game as a free-to-play experience on SteamVR. Meet Glyph.
Glyph is very different to Dick Wilde, trading backwater shootouts for a new type for VR platforming. You control a golden scarab that bounces through desert-themed levels as an orb, occasionally stretching its wings to fly further. You play from a third-person perspective and can play with a bunch of different controller types.
Your objective is to get through levels pretty much however you see fit. Environments are non-linear, with multiple routes through. However the game also features multiplayer support so you can play tag as you roll through environments.
Though Glyph can be downloaded for free, Bolverk is charging for additional level packs. The snowy Tsukinawa level pack, for example, released on launch day for $7.99. It includes ten new levels to bounce around, new skins and more.
This is Bolverk’s fourth VR release overall. The studio released a strange tower defense game named Kittypocalypse in the early days of the Oculus Rift before developing Dick Wilde and its sequel. Both were serviceable wave shooters that gained tracking on PSVR for their support of the rifle-shaped Aim Controller. It was a pretty good workout too, though it did have a sort of weird obsession with killing animals.
Glyph, meanwhile, supports all major PC VR headsets (Rift, Vive and Index) and is also coming soon to PSVR. Are you interested in jumping into the game? Let us know in the comments below!