VR brings classic board games like Catan to virtual life like never before, but developer Ninja Whale Studios is going one step further with its new title, Rascals.
Rascals is a simple board game in which players can momentarily embody the pieces they’re moving. As you navigate a stone block board using a dice, you can teleport into the body of one of your wooden piece and then use a weapon to attack your opponent’s units. Depending on the game mode, which includes a race to the goal, king of the hill or last man standing, you can either stun or outright kill enemies using a selection of weapons via cards you pick up. Check it out in the trailer below.
“There are still some unanswered questions as to what Rascals will be in the end, but it is already becoming clear that this is something rather special,” Ninja Whale said in a blog about the game. “We set out to make a different kind of board game, and have discovered a new type of action game.”
While other places wait their turn they can play with toys found on the side of the board.
It’s certainly an intriguing concept and it looks like it could be a lot of fun. We don’t yet know when the game will be out, nor exactly which headsets it will be available for.