New Shooter, Driving VR Games to use Smartphones As Controllers

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Philippine-based mobile apps and games developer KLab Cyscorpions Inc. has released three VR mobile games-- Roarz VR, RoadKillZ and Headshot VR. These VR games are the first of its kind to use two or more smartphone devices, one for the VR headset and the others as controllers.

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Using smartphones as game controllers is entertaining and resourceful not only for the players, but for game producers as well...

KLab Cyscorpions Inc., a Philippine-based mobile apps and games developer, is pleased to announce the release of three VR mobile games-- Roarz VR, RoadKillZ and Headshot VR. These VR games are the first of its kind to use two or more smartphone devices, one for the VR headset and the others as controllers. RoarZ VR, RoadKillZ, and Headshot VR are all available on Google Play for Android devices and the App Store for iOS devices.

KLab Cyscorpions saw promise in pursuing Virtual Reality, and made a huge step by adapting this technology to mobile gaming. Seeing that the VR experience wouldn’t be fun without a gamepad, KLab Cyscorpions took advantage of what was already available, utilizing smartphone devices. With a smartphone in the VR Headset, a second smartphone will then be used as the wireless gamepad, optimized as a controller. An updated version even allows connectivity between iOS and Android smartphones. Users can play Roarz, for example, using an Android phone for the head monitor, and an iOS controller.

Here are brief descriptions of each new free-to-play VR title released by KLab Cyscorpions and how it uses 2 or more devices while playing:

Road KillZ

Play a lego-themed driving game wherein users run down zombies in the city while enjoying a unique experience as they steer the wheel, accelerate the speed, or put on the brakes via smartphones. Roadkillz has a 2-device mode (view, and steering/gas/brake) and a 4-device mode (view, steering, gas, and brake).

App Store: https://goo.gl/5aD9Qk
Google Play: https://goo.gl/CxVdo4

RoarZ VR

RoarZ VR is a first-person horror VR shooter. Taking place in a dark and zombie-infested city, the game takes the player through a chilling nightmare experience as the player’s survival skills are tested, fending off wave after endless wave of zombies armed with only a pistol. Roarz VR uses a second smartphone as the VR gun controller, much like playing an FPS arcade style gun, but in a more immersive environment.

App Store: https://goo.gl/z2KFYd
Google Play: https://goo.gl/7AAWm7

Headshot VR

Headshot VR is a sports simulation wherein players attempt to score goals by receiving an incoming pass and performing a header towards the goal. This deceptively simple soccer game is quite addicting. There will be no boring thumb-twiddling here. With the game’s new VR system, they will have to go through the motions to ‘headbutt’ the ball towards the goal to score. Timing and anticipation must be impeccable too, because the opposing team’s goalie will be there to block the shots. Players can even compete with friends in score match.

App Store: https://goo.gl/RnCpV6
Google Play: https://goo.gl/jkvTKI

“Virtual Reality has come a long way this year and we want to incorporate it with the games we’re developing,” says Taro Noguchi, President and CEO of KLab Cyscorpions Inc. “Using smartphones as game controllers is entertaining and resourceful not only for the players, but for game producers as well, because now they can come up with a wider range of ideas for games without really worrying if it’s going to work for VR without a controller or gamepad.”

RoarZ VR, RoadKillZ and Headshot are all currently available on the Google Play and the App Store. For more information, visit http://www.cyscorpions.com/vr/index.html.

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Reena Deogracias
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