Do you associate the “Maze” screensaver from Windows 95, with the glory days of FPS gaming? Does it make you long for a different time? A time when a floating double-barrel shotgun put a grin on your face. Or, when finding a cheeseburger could mean the difference between life and death? If you answered yes, COMPOUND might be the early access game you have been looking for.
Bevan McKechnie’s rogue-lite VR shooter, COMPOUND, is throwback to the early days of FPS gaming. The randomized levels will no doubt remind players of Wolfenstein 3D and other games like it. However, this is where the similarities end. This is the era of VR, afterall, and room-scale is a game changer.
Bodies in Motion
I have to admit that going back and playing a style of game from my youth, with the ability to take cover and peak around corners, sounds pretty fun. Sure I could do those things with a controller, but VR tracking makes the journey back in time way more appealing. I am guessing that I am not alone in that train of thought, as the game maintains a positive rating on Steam.
This FPS game features randomized levels that will have you blasting away at enemies. The early access version currently has 3 procedurally generated maps, that can be played at increasing levels of difficulty as you progress. You will come across all sorts of nifty toys along the way, including a rail gun. I do like rail guns.
You can pick up COMPOUND for the Vive and Rift, for $19.99. Just keep in mind that you are buying into early access and the content does look a little light right now. That said, this developer seems to be making steady and solid progress on the regular. This little gem of a game could be pretty damn great with your support and feedback.