VR Factory announced that their high quality VR game – Horror Bar VR – will be available on the Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro towards the end of the first half of 2023. Horror Bar VR is a frighteningly engaging family-friendly zombie bar simulator designed to immerse the player into the role of a bar boss. Players will face various obstacles and serve craving zombies in order to progress and thrive.

About the game

Make a burger from a fresh brain or a still-beating heart. Serve a bloody drink in a glass full of frozen eyeballs, not forgetting to garnish it with a just-sliced-off ear or nose. Racing against time, take on the challenge of serving hordes of thirsty and hungry zombies by serving them monstrous dishes and terrifying drinks. Fight against the customers attacking you. Earn tips and buy unique items to upgrade your bar!

The game engages with the player, teaching them different activities and recipes to complete on schedule in order to proceed to further levels. Players can try the free mode or practice mode, and once ready can move on to the 33-level campaign that will test their mastery of drink pouring and food making. The player can only proceed to the next level once completing the previous one and face more challenging recipes and you proceed. The tasks become harder to test players’ ability to cope with the prepared tasks, challenging their skill set. The game will not always be smooth sailing and obstacles will appear that spice up the gameplay, these consist of small sabotages such as stealing that will try to catch the player off guard.

On top of the gameplay, the game introduces new equipment that can be used and experimented with behind the bar, along with different food preparation methods. The player will use ingredients such as brains, rats, and other body parts to complete the orders and satisfy their customers. The game has been provided with rich sound effects that complement the visuals of the game. The game allows the player to move between spaces and equipment in the game such as bar, grill and cooker and will provide the player with a realistic bar experience in the zombie world as the player engages with the environment. And at the end of each day, the player can spend hard-earned money on upgrading the bar and buying sets of new, shiny equipment.

The experienced team behind the project

VR Factory since 2016 has been actively creating VR games and has received awards or were runners-up throughout the years for their multiple games. The team working on Horror Bar VR has put great emphasis on the audiovisual side, as well as on the immersion and fun of the gameplay. For the development of the Meta Quest version of the game, which will hold 40% more content than other versions, Przemysław Pomorski joined the team as a lead designer. He’s a game industry veteran with over 16 years of experience and more than 20 projects published on all gaming platforms. Przemysław previously worked on Green Hell VR but also for industry giants such as THQ Nordic Games, The Walt Disney Company, and Bandai Namco Entertainment. The soundtrack and sound effects were composed by Mikołaj Stroiński, a composer that worked on games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, League of Legends, or Age of Empires 4. The art director for Horror Bar VR is none other than Krzysztof Rosłan, a leading concept artist in the game and film industry. Equipped with an exceptional skill set, has worked with major companies such as Disney, Discovery Channel, and HBO. His artistry has been previously appreciated in the Oscar-nominated animated film Klaus, and his unique art style can be seen projected into the Horror Bar VR world for players to enjoy and interact with.

Horror Bar VR will be available on Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro towards the end of the first half of 2023. The game is already available for $19.99 on the Meta Quest Store for Oculus Rift and Rift S. Other platforms that Horror Bar VR is available on can be located on the Horror Bar VR website.

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