Bow To Blood: Last Captain Standing from Tribetoy is an odd beast – a VR-optional first individual sky-ship shooter, framed as a Survivor-style area actuality TV present and with mild roguelike parts. It’s out now on PC, expanded and freed from its future-goggle necessities after a stint as a PlayStation VR unique. Players juggle steering their ship, directing its weapons at bigger foes, personally zapping smaller enemies with their sidearm from the deck, and directing crew to man varied stations. It’s all very unusual and artistic, and the PS4 unique was nicely acquired. Below, a launch trailer.
While an odd mash-up of genres, the guts of Bow To Blood is a comparatively easy vehicular shooter. Your noisy deck crew will be assigned to positions to offer you boosts to engines, weapons, shields or sensors, however fight is generally a matter of simply trying within the course of dangerous guys, locking on and letting your broadside laser-guns zap away. YouTuber “wolftooth” captured the first few minutes of the game here, together with the tutorial, which ought to provide you with an thought of how the controls work with gamepad. The VR model is a bit more intricate, together with your sidearm being drawn from a holster in conjunction with the ship’s wheel.
The overarching construction of the game is the place it will get wacky. Inspired by Survivor, your objective is to be the highest scoring captain on the finish of a ‘season’ of trials. Each mission is an episode, offering scored goals to finish, and an end-of-episode voting session to shift the stability of energy. Playing exceptionally nicely and leaving different captains within the mud ought to render you proof against being voted off, however there are offers to be struck via multi-choice dialogues in an effort to earn assist or swing votes towards somebody. There’s no do-overs, therefore the vaguely roguelike half.
Bow To Blood: Last Captain Standing is out now on Steam for £13.94/€15.11/$17.99. It will be performed with mouse and keyboard, gamepad, HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, though no point out of Windows Mixed Reality help, sadly.