Domain Defense VR is a Tower Defense game, created by Inclusion Studios, that’s now available on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
This tabletop-style tower defense game will have you defending levels with unique environments against waves of enemies and bosses with an arsenal of towers and special abilities. There is a desktop version of Domain Defense VR that came out last year. But you don’t need that game to play the VR version since it was created as a standalone VR title.
Check out the trailer below:
Domain Defense VR Is Exactly What You Would Expect From A Tower Defense Title
But that isn’t a bad thing. If the recipe works – why change it?
Domain Defense VR has all the typical elements of a tower defense game, like different types of enemies (new ones have been added since the desktop game), upgradeable towers with different abilities and ranges, and bosses that come for you in every round. The game also has a leaderboard so you can try and do better – which adds some replay value. There’s no user interface in Domain Defense VR, because all of the options and stuff you need are on buttons that are part of the game board/table. However, the game only works with VR controllers or a console controller – no keyboard support.
Once in the game, you can walk around the table and get as up-close and personal as you want. There’s a lot going on during the levels and a lot to look at. The game’s design is passable, even good at times, with weather changes and particle effects.
There’s a single player campaign with 12 maps, divided into levels. Each map has about 30-40 waves of little monsters coming at you (to be honest I didn’t really count). Though, like with a lot of tower defense games the horde of oncoming monsters can get a little humdrum, especially if you already have all your towers in place. Luckily, the developer took that into account, so you do have the option to speed up the game.
So if you’re a fan of TD games then feel free to check out Domain Defense VR. It’s available on Steam for $9.99, but there’s a 10% launch discount available until 18 May.