Trover Saves the Universe is out today, and we were impressed with Squanch Games’ unique brand of humor – developed alongside Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland. If you can’t get enough of the VR experience, you’ll also be able to take Trover Saves the Universe into AR, thanks to a partnership with Snapchat.
In order to access the AR lens in Snapchat, you’ll need to get a copy of the game. Next, just open up the Snapchat app on your phone and flip to your rear-facing camera, then point it at the game case or game’s key art image. The face on the front will begin teasing you, voiced by Justin Roiland himself.
You should then instantly gain access to the Trover Saves the Universe AR lens, turning your own face into a fever dream. Your eyes will be replaced by red and blue power baby faces like the ones in the game, and the game’s title will appear above your head. You can also scan the first scene in the VR game itself for more information. That sounds a whole lot better than turning your face into a dog or making yourself look slightly older, and it’s more likely to confuse your friends and loved ones – it’s a win-win situation.
Trover Saves the Universe is out today on PlayStation VR and will be coming to PC June 4. It also has non-VR support, both on PlayStation 4 and PC. It’s best for a slightly older audience due to some vulgar jokes, but fans of Roiland’s work on Rick and Morty will undoubtedly enjoy themselves.
Gabe Gurwin is a journalist who has been covering the video game and VR industries since 2010. He is a graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and has written for sites like IGN, Digital Trends, Lifehacker, and VR Fitness Insider.