Independent game developer Proton Studio brings you Time Rifters: an Oculus Rift award winning indie first-person voxel shooter with multi-single player co-op.
Multi-single player co-op?!
Featuring ‘time clones’, Time Rifters launches you into small arenas which quickly fill up with voxel based enemies made up of multi-coloured blocks you shoot and destroy as many of as possible in the time limit.
On your first run, you will be frustrated by disappointment: It’s seemingly impossible to destroy everything first time around.
You respawn in the loading area where you started out before you entered the first arena but this time there is a seemingly familiar replica of yourself, performing all of the things you did the last time you were here… This is your time clone: a copy of yourself that performs all of the same actions you performed in the last round. Re-enter the arena and now the real fun begins, you get to improve on your score by co-operating with a time-shifted version of yourself!
2 x Fun² = 4 times the fun
The best bit? It doesn’t stop there. Each play through the level adds another time-clone until you reach your 4th run, by which time you’ll be having a foursome… with yourself.
Time Clones sans Flux Capacitor
Want to the play the game with other people? ‘Let’s Replay’ is an asynchronous multi-player game mode that allows you to play alongside a recording of friends, YouTubers, podcasters, etc, adding another dimension to the game. It’s easy to envisage some seriously competitive speed-runs.
The game is currently still in development but has the Greenlight on Steam where you can find a fully playable free demo. Featuring a sweet custom dubstep soundtrack, over 15 arenas spread over 3 episodes, 6 weapons each with unique upgrade options and an innovative wrap-around HUD, we here at VR Gaming are looking forward to bringing you more on Time Rifters when it’s released.
N.B. The game is playable non-VR without the Oculus Rift, but we recommend VR for the feeling of presence and aiming with your head!