Valve’s The Lab is home to a number of fun
mini-games, all of which feel like great blueprints for a full
VR game. Developer Clear Ink Studios has stepped up to the
plate to flesh out Valve’s unique VR ‘bullet-hell’ mini-game,
Xortex, into a standalone experience dubbed Galaxis
Set to launch on Steam on May 30th, Galaxis
Wars builds upon the same ‘bullet-hell’ gameplay
from Xortex, but now with a more substantial experience
featuring 100 waves and 20 unique upgrades.
In Galaxis Wars, your hand becomes your tiny
drone ship (as if you were once again a child flying around a
spaceship toy making accompanying sound
effects; whoosh! pew pew pew!). Enemy ships fly
all around you, firing deadly lasers which will kill you if
they hit your ship. The resulting gameplay is part shooting,
part strategy, and part dance, as you weave your ship through
the hail of fire and try to destroy the enemy ships without
getting caught off guard by a latent spray of lasers.
As you defeat enemies you’ll collect energy which can be spent
to upgrade your ship. Developer Clear Ink Studios says there
are “20 unique upgrades” and while it isn’t clear yet exactly
what they might be, we imagine the basics: improved armor,
weapons, health regeneration, etc.
If you can battle your way…