Big Dumb Fun Games
Based in Australia
STRANGE ALLIES™ is a made-for-VR episodic science fiction action role-playing game for the HTC Vive. In STRANGE ALLIES, you are a small-time criminal who stumbles into a military conspiracy that could have galaxy-shattering consequences. You thought you were just stealing a ship, but what you find could doom the human race.
Big Dumb Fun Games announced development of STRANGE ALLIES™ in style by releasing a fully playable Proof of Concept Episode, which is available for free download from both WeArVR.com and VRDB.com
The Proof of Concept Episode introduces the game's combat and its interactive storytelling. While relatively brief and self-professed to contain a lot of placeholder assets (not least of which is that all voice work is currently handled by a placeholder text-to-speech system, which some may find jarring), it nonetheless provides good insight into what the final game will offer VR gamers, particularly in terms of how the story will unfold.
"We decided to start the Proof of Concept Episode at the start of Act 2, mid-way through the episode, and it ends at the completion of that Act, just after you've learned what the real story is and got some idea of how epic the journey is going to be," said the game's designer and scriptwriter, Mark Christopher.
The Proof of Concept Episode features two distinct environments. The game starts in a Navy dockyard, and later the action moves onto the ship you're there to steal.
Big Dumb Fun Games is a start-up software development business 100% focused on VR. The team was recently recognized as a rising VR talent, with STRANGE ALLIES™ winning the Players Choice Best Upcoming Role Playing category in VRDB.com’s 2016 VR of the Year Awards.
- New sci-fi RPG from VR-focused indie developer wants to make you captain of your very own starship!
- VR action RPG
- Episodic story structure
STRANGE ALLIES™ Alpha - Interactive Storytelling D YouTube
STRANGE ALLIES™ Alpha - Combat Teaser YouTube
STRANGE ALLIES™ Alpha v0.32 - Trailer YouTube
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Awards & Recognition
- "2016 VR of the Year, Players Choice Best Upcoming Role Playing" VRDB.com
- "In Strange Allies, players are a small-time criminal who stumbles into a military conspiracy that could have galaxy-shattering consequences. The proof of concept episode introduces the game’s combat and its interactive storytelling. While relatively short, the experience provides insight into what the final game will offer players, particularly in terms of how the story will unfold."
- Peter Graham, VRFocus
Big Dumb Fun Games allows for the contents of Strange Allies to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Strange Allies is legally & explicitly allowed by Big Dumb Fun Games. This permission can be found in writing at https://www.indiedb.com/games/strange-allies/presskit.
Players Choice Best Upcoming Game 2016
With VR as a gaming medium still in its infancy, we didn’t want to limit ourselves to looking back on the first year of the major hardware’s commercial availability. We’ve seen the best VR experiences 2016 has produced, but we’re also excited about where the medium is heading in 2017 and beyond. To that end, we asked you, the VRDB readers, to vote for your most anticipated upcoming VR games. Here are the five winners. vrdb.com/groups/2016-vr-of-the-year-awards/features/players-choice-best-upcoming-game-2016.
About Big Dumb Fun Games
A developer and publisher of first person shooter games including VR0GU3™: Unapologetic Hardcore VR Edition.
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Strange Allies Credits
Game Designer, Scriptwriter and Developer
3D Environment Artist
3D Model Arist
2D UIX Artist