These days being manly means getting in touch with your inner feelings and grocery shopping with your girlfriend. But VRMonkey said to hell with that and have brought in the big guns, or axes as it were, with their Viking simulator, Viking Days.
This realistic depiction of the everyday life of a Nordic warrior will put you through 10 mini-games that will train you until your beard is long and strong enough to wrestle someone and win. Created for the Gear VR and Oculus Go, Viking Days will test your mettle and see how far you can make it in the life of a real Viking. Luckily, you won’t have to take this challenge on alone. Because according to the studio, the game makes for a great party experience as well.
Viking Days was inspired by the simplicity of Job Simulator but throws in the challenging gameplay of WarioWare, with 10 minigames representing daily activities in an immersive fantasy Nordic environment. When you start playing, the games will get selected randomly for you, and more games will be added as you go along. After beating a day (a minigame) you’ll have the chance to repeat it but the challenges will get harder and harder. So it’s essentially a game that lets you see how long you can hold out before your skills are tested to their limits. The 10 minigames will have you:
- Forging swords
- Drinking beer
- Target practice
- Defending yourself from arrows
- Running from giants
- Facing the dragon
- Crossing bridges
- Sharpening an axe
- Keeping the rhythm
- And burning ships
Check out the trailer:
“I was missing a game that was all about having fun, so we did it!”, said Pedro Kayatt, CEO and co-founder of VRMonkey. “the idea was simple, games are getting more and more complicated, and Virtual Reality is all about having things simple, to immerse yourself in another world and just to enjoy this experience.”
VRMonkey is planning to bring the game to every major VR platform, though it’s only been made available on Oculus for the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Go thus far. “Following a proprietary pipeline, VRMonkey was able to bring the same game from mobile 3DOF VR to high-performance 6DOF VR, adjusting controls to the most suitable experience in each platform. The team worked strenuously to bring great graphics for even old mobile VR setups, creating a fluid experience with minor visual tweaks from one version to another,” the team said in a press statement.
Viking Days is available now on the Oculus Store for $3.99 US. So if you’re hoping to get in touch with your inner Viking then make sure to take a look at what this game has to offer.