Vive Release Title: Marble Mountain Is Now Available On Steam
Today see’s the announcement of the HTC Vive, the debut headset born as a collaboration between mobile phone company, HTC, and PC gaming giant, Valve.
Marble Mountain, a launch title for the HTC Vive, is now available on Steam and Can be played using the previously mentioned, Vive, headset, as well as the Oculus Rift.
Marble Mountain isn’t exclusively a VR title, as it’s also playable on a traditional monitor on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Marble Mountain will take players on an epic adventure through 25 trap-filled levels, leading players through temples, volcanoes, deserts and more as they roll on toward the snow-covered summit of Marble Mountain.
Players can compete for the fastest time on the games leaderboard, while “explorers and completionists can search for hidden cosmetic items. Collectible hats and gold tokens called “Aurums,” found throughout the adventure. Successfully collecting all of the Aurums in a level will reveal new marble skins.
Lightning Rock was inspired by retro classics including Marble Madness and Super Monkey Ball, but also drew inspiration from classic films like The Goonies for Marble Mountain’s cinematic action.
Intuitive controls and a minimal UI make it easy for anyone to dive right into the action. When using VR the camera moves with a simple head turn. In VR and traditional monitors, players control their marble with a keyboard or controller.
“Whether you grew up on Marble Madness or are intrigued by vivid landscapes and thrilling set pieces, Marble Mountain welcomes all players to a new perspective of platforming through the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift,” said Shannon Pickles, producer, Lightning Rock. “We’ve invited gamers of all experience levels to brave Marble Mountains’ soaring heights and tricky traps in virtual reality, and we’ve seen a consistent reaction once they take off the headset; they walk away smiling.”
While most marbles spend their days crashing into each other and waiting for humans to flick them, Marble Mountain’s protagonist takes the initiative to carve its path. Facing steep descents and perilous traps, our leading marble weaves through danger in pursuit of a grand treasure waiting at the looming peak of Marble Mountain.
Head to the Lightning Rock website for more information on Marble Mountain.
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