Among the HTC Vive’s standard fare of first-person shooters (FPS), racing videogames and sports titles, there are several quirky, eccentric experiences to play on the virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Released today by developer Tanner Thayer is a title that combines the exuberance of Japanese videogame culture and pop music whilst saving dolphins.
Dolphin Defense description on Steam is as follows: “Take on the role of a Dolphin Defense Department (DDD) staffer by dropping, dripping, throwing, and shooting balls containing jetpacks through time and space. With a lot of skill and a little bit of luck, these jetpacks will help dolphins get out of sticky situations. As you save more dolphins you’ll be able to travel deeper into the DDD’s 4th Dimension Outpost.”
As the video below shows, Dolphin Defense isn’t so much about saving the porpoises as it’s about gaining points and highscores. There’s only single player available, no multiplayer or online leaderboards have been included.
Dolphin Defense can be currently purchased at a discounted rate until 23rd May 2016. The special offer is £9.89 GBP, giving a discount of 10 percent off the regular price of £10.99. The developer is also offering the entire Dolphin Defense soundtrack as downloadable content for £4.19, a 25 percent discount off the normal price of £5.59.
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