After being in Early Access for almost a year, Storm Bringer Studios are releasing their debut VR title, VRZ Torment tomorrow, May 19. You can get the game on Steam for HTC Vive or Oculus Rift for $19.99.
We covered their progress on the game a while ago, but since then, VRZ Torment has gotten a lot of updates and fixes. The full single-player mode in the game, according to the developers, will take about 4-5 hours to play through. Depending on whether you fully explore the game as well as the game difficulty. I also had a talk with the CEO of Storm Bringer Studios, Irakli Kokrashvili, and the developers are still planning more features for VRZ Torment, like a mode with some mini-games. There’s currently a single-player mode and an arcade mode in the game. The latter of which the developers hope will encourage VR arcades to take up their game.
The studio is also planning a DLC and two more episodes (if everything goes well) for the game, which will continue the story where the current VRZ Torment leaves off. They are planning to port the game to Playstation VR sometime soon as well. But besides that, the studio is currently also working on two new VR titles, a steampunk arcade shooter in a floating fortress called Steameria and a magic/wizard game inspired by The Unspoken. We’ll keep you up to date on any further news.
Check out the new launch trailer below:
Become King of the Island
The story for VRZ Torment was written by Mark Rein-Hagen (Vampire: The Masquerade, I AM ZOMBIE). In the game, you find yourself stranded on a strange island full of high-tech fencing and a lot of ground mines strangely lying around. But are these measures in place to keep something in or something out? Well, you soon find out of course. The undead are after you and I guess they’re pretty hungry since you’re the only tasty morsel around.
Then there’s also this strange voice in your head who’s telling you that he’s here to help – so long as ‘they’ don’t catch on. Who are ‘they’ exactly? Well, some firm called The Far Watchers who own this island and everything on it – including you. They’ve unleashed their nasty experiments to roam the island and you have to use whatever means to defend yourself and devise an escape plan. And while it may look like there isn’t much of a storyline or direction, in the beginning, the game does have progression and an end. You can read more about it in our previous article or on the VRZ Torment steam page.
I have to say that I like the graphics of VRZ Torment and the game has seen a lot of improvement since it first launched in Early Access last year. And the island gives off the perfect creepy atmosphere – plus you really feel like you’re constantly being watched. The zombies aren’t that hard to kill, but luckily it’s still a lot of fun doing it. And you have a large arsenal of weapons at your disposal for ranged and melee fighting including; bows, axes, bats, pistols, rifles, shotguns, grenades, and more.
So if this sounds like something you’re into, then make sure to get VRZ Torment and start shooting up the island.