Squanch Games will be expanding on the unique brand of humor that they’ve come to be known for this week with their latest VR title, Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes. The game was revealed at GDC last year and is the unholy union between a fictional genius called Dr. Splorchy and the creators behind Rick and Morty. Described as an action-adventure with first-person shooter elements, Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes is set to release for Google Daydream today on the Google Play Store.
After partnering up with Google, Squanch Games is releasing Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes as the first title in a new series of experimental VR games planned exclusively for the Daydream headset. Their official description for the game falls brilliantly within founder Justin Roiland’s spectrum of humor. And apparently Dr. Splorchy likes to talk in all caps. Here it is:
“YOU AND YOUR BROTHER ARE IMPORTANT SPACE HEROES. WITH THE HELP OF ME, DR. SPLORCHY, YOU’VE MADE YOUR WAY INTO THE HEART OF THE EVIL SPACE LORD SHIP WHERE YOU MUST DEACTIVATE HIS WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION.”
Along with the announcement, the studio also released a new launch trailer for the game, which doesn’t showcase any actual gameplay but rather shows off some of the aliens you’ll face in the game, along with the main characters, your brother and Dr. Splorchy (who apparently has meatball diarrhea).
Check out the launch trailer:
While the trailer doesn’t show enough gameplay to get a sense of the game, you luckily won’t have to wait much longer to see what Dr. Splorchy Presents: Space Heroes has in store for you. Besides the trailer, the studio also released a comic to encourage players to buy the game (see below), though I’m not sure if calling it a “stupid dumb p.o.s” is supposed to be an accurate descriptor or some strange new marketing technique. Either way, I guess we’ll find out later today.
Squanch Games is most known for their zany debut VR title Accounting, which was released for HTC Vive in 2016, and then came to PSVR with additional content in the form of Accounting+ last year. The studio is also working on a colorful platformer for PSVR called Trover Saves the Universe.