Developer Ninja Theory has announced and released its first VR title: DEXED, an on-rails shooter for the HTC Vive. In DEXED, you travel through a dream shooting enemies with two blasters. One shooting fire to destroy ice. The other shooting ice to destroy fire. There are four worlds to travel through, a final boss to take on and, once you’ve honed your skills, leaderboards to climb.
While the announcement of the game and its immediate release might seem surprising, there’s a unique story behind the project to share. DEXED was created during an internal Game Jam at Ninja Theory that was held at the studio a few months back. There were 10 teams in total, each with a handful of people in them and just a month to create a game in Unreal Engine 4. At the end of the month, the whole studio played the games and DEXED impressed the most. The decision was taken to release the game. After giving the DEXED team, a group of eight developers, two additional months to polish the game, Ninja Theory is proud to be releasing DEXED as its debut VR title.
You can check out a gameplay video above and a developer diary below before heading over to the game’s official page on Steam where you can purchase DEXED on the HTC Vive for £6.99/$9.99/€9.99.