Colorful lights are twinkling all around. Jingles are in the air. It’s the time of the year again when Michael Bublé just suddenly bursts into spontaneous song. Yup, the holidays are here. What better way to celebrate then, than in a virtual world full of snow, laughter, and a snowball gun. No, I’m serious, it’s a blast.
HatRabbit released Merry Snowballs for Vive and Rift last year, and it definitely get’s you in a merry mood. A flurry of snowball fights with adorable characters in a colorful setting makes this the perfect little wave shooter to just unwind – or give to your children so you can unwind with some more eggnog. Wink. Wink.
Now the game has been released for free for Gear VR, Google Daydream, and Google Cardboard as well. The studio also said on the game’s Steam page that they will be releasing will launch a new, ‘more epic’ version of Merry Snowballs this month as well. Just in time for that festive feeling to kick in too.
Check out the new trailer for Merry Snowballs below:
“Mobile VR feels like a natural step in our journey of exploring the market and Merry Snowballs is a perfect fit on these platforms”, said Andreas Chryssovitsanos, co-founder of Hatrabbit in a press statement. “Merry Snowballs is a game for the whole family and we are releasing it for free so more people can experience high-quality games. We are also working together with partners like Omnivirt and Advrty in order to explore in-game advertising in VR,” Chryssovitsanos continued.
Merry Snowballs transports you to a quaint little town where you can relive your snowball fight-filled childhood (or actually experience one if you live in a place where it doesn’t really snow, like me) while basking in the warm glow of cheery lights. Only this time you’ll have gadgets and powerups to make the experience even cooler. In Merry Snowballs you will partake in fierce fights against the neighborhood kids, teach angry gingerbread men some manners, and face the final boss – Bad Santa. Who will definitely be giving you more than a few pieces of coal.
So if you’re looking for a fun snowball fight without getting mild hypothermia or frostbite this holiday season then Merry Snowballs is just what you need!