Finnish game studio Catland has announced immediate VR support for its tongue-in-cheek VR stealth game The Spy Who Shrunk Me and set a date for Taphouse 2: The Taphousening, a sequel to the free-to-play bar tending simulator, which will also receive VR support. It’s coming later this summer.
The Spy Who Shrunk Me launched in December 2018, casting players as aptly-named agent Audrey Smoothspy. Players are armed with a shrinkray that can be used to shrink one’s self to sneak past enemies or turn it on those enemies and dispose of them in various ways. The slapstick humor and hi-jinks this situation presents is something the studio fully embraces.
“The goal of Catland is to make hilarious videogames that embrace insanity. If we can make you think ‘what the hell are we playing right now’, we have succeeded at that,” said Catland CEO Tomi Toikka in a prepared statement.
The virtual reality update for The Spy Who Shrunk Me is free to owners of the game and works with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows VR headsets. The entire game is playable in VR, including any of the content updates that have been released for the non-VR version thus far.
“[The Spy Who Shrunk Me to VR] feels entirely different in VR due to the amazing feeling of scale through the use of the shrink ray,” Toikka added in the same statement.
If you’re hoping to step out of the dangerous field agent work, Taphouse 2: The Taphousening could be your cup of tea…or beer. Catland set a release window for the sequel, setting up virtual bartenders with some new fantasy patrons this summer. The first entry had players serving beverages to dwarves, but the sequel adds tiny goblins and snobby elves to the mix. Players will use motion controllers to pour drinks, operate taps, and kick out patrons that have gotten a little too deep into their cups. With the new patrons come new five new taverns, including Elfwood pubs and underground drinking joints.
Along with the new taverns, customers, and drinks, the taverns from the VR-exclusive free-to-play game (Taphouse VR) are being remade for the sequel, which will have a $5.99 price tag. Catland is opening up the sequel to non-VR players as well.