Kittypocalypse

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Kittypocalypse
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Information
VR/AR VR
Developer Bolvërk Games
Publisher Bolvërk Games
Platform SteamVR, Oculus Rift (Platform)
Device HTC Vive, Oculus Rift CV1
Operating System Windows
Type Full Game
Genre Action, Casual, Indie, Strategy, Tower Defense, VR
Input Device Tracked motion controllers, Gamepad
Play Area Seated, Standing, Room-Scale
Game Mode Single Player
Language English
Review Positive
Release Date Aug 15, 2016
Price $19.99
App Store Steam
Website http://www.kittypocalypse.com
Infobox Updated 09/15/2016
Kittypocalypse is a VR App.

Review

It has to be said; developers really do come up with some interesting names nowadays for their games, and despite just how random and bizarre those names might actually be, they still manage to make their game fitting for the title. For Kittypocalypse it is literal in the sense that the apocalypse has come, and apparently it is brought out by the impending doom of cats!

Moving on from the peculiar title that the game has got going for itself; if you’re at all wondering what the gameplay is about, allow me to state that the game is in actual fact a tower defence game that is set in VR. You’re tasked with setting up a number of defences around your base to protect yourself from the onslaught of killer, alien kitties! Yes, I said it – they are in actual fact aliens; not that it matters all that much in terms of gameplay, but it is a little bit of an extra that is at the very least worth mentioning.

The way the gameplay works is similar to many other tower defence games; you have a number of different turrets that you can place all around the map – all of which have their own specific use in certain scenarios, depending on what you might need them for. While it would be lovely to place down turrets all over the place without a need to be concerned about cost or placement or something like that, we’re not treated with that kind of luck.

To place down new turrets and upgrade them you’re going to need to have the cash on hand, which for some strange reason you get from shooting these alien kitties sky-high. When you’ve accumulated enough cash, you can place the turrets where you please – to some degree, as there are only so many spots that you can place these turrets. To combat this issue, you can simply upgrade your turrets so they do an increased amount of damage and to leave the alien kitties running away with their tail between their legs.

As with any VR game, the immersion is an important element, and even though you’re in a first person perspective, it isn’t all that special; due to the fact that you’re not actually controlling the turrets at any point. All you end up doing is placing them down to where you choose, upgrading when necessary and watching the carnage unfold before you. In terms of controls and movement, you get to pick and choose between a couple of different settings, one of which has you seeing the battlefield from a birds-eye perspective to see it from a more tactical view. The other view has you floating around the level, giving you the chance to see it all up close and personal, as you so choose. It doesn’t really matter which of the two you decide to focus on when you’re playing, as you can switch between them with ease and without issue.

One of the bigger elements in the game is the aesthetics and the environments, most of which do their job quite well. On some levels you’ve got some great looking scenery and great backgrounds to go along with everything else, however, it gets overshadowed to some degree as certain elements of these levels don’t look the best, thanks to some of the objects. The kitties themselves don’t look anything particularly special, but they get the job done and when they get blasted away and you get to see them flying all about the place; now that quickly makes up for it.

Overall, Kittypocalypse doesn’t do all that much to reinvent the tower defence genre, even if it is in VR. The VR aspect doesn’t add too much to the gameplay and simply gives you the chance to see what’s going on in a first person perspective. An improvement to this gameplay design would be giving the player the chance to actually use the turrets when they like; just to add that little bit extra of enjoyment. Aesthetically the game looks nice in an overall sense, but there are some areas where some visual improvements might be an appreciated added touch. For the most part, though, the game is fun; it just doesn’t need to be a VR title and doesn’t add all that much to it because of this choice.

Description


Evil alien beings dressed up as cuddly kittens have successfully taken over your planet and all that you know and love. Prepare to repel wave after wave of dastardly cute but deadly kittens on 15 beautiful and diverse islands. Remember: the survival of your home planet lies in your hands!

Prevent evil alien kittens from taking over your floating islands homes by defending the control points.


Build weapons and upgrade them to adjust your defenses to the incoming hordes.


Beware! The kittens will armor up, to foil your defenses!

•15 fantastically beautiful islands to defend
•Free flowing hordes of enemies
•Campaign mode
•Skirmish mode
•Unlockable weapons and upgrades
•Complex damage model for weapon and kitten armors
•Unique control system, designed exclusively for room-scale Vive play
•Over 50 weapons upgrades
•Fine-tuned difficulty progression which eases in new players but culminates in the ultimate challenge

Features

System Requirements

Windows

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 4590 or AMD FX 8350 or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Recommended

  • OS: windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 4790K
  • Memory:
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 980
  • Storage: 11 GB available space

Setup Instructions

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