Violent VR gladiator simulator “GORN“, developed by Broforce and Genital Jousting’s developer “Free Lives“, was released as Steam early access early July, and has see overwhelming positive reactions from gamers.
Featuring a unique, fully physics driven combat engine, GORN combatants will be able to creatively execute their most violent gladiatorial fantasies in virtual reality. Savagely strike down an infinite supply of poorly-animated opponents with all manner of weapons – from swords, maces, and bows to nunchuks, throwing knives, massive two-handed warhammers or even your blood-soaked bare hands. The only limits to the carnage are your imagination and decency, in the most brutal and savage VR face-smashing game ever produced by man.
An update for GORN is due later today, dubbed the “Badgermancer Update”, which will see various new features and improvements to the game.
After unlocking endless mode and obtaining at least 15 kills, a new floor is unlocked where you can tweak various game settings.
Game too easy, or too hard? Want to beat up on a bunch of tiny but giant-headed man-babies? No gravity? Immortal(ish) enemies? Want to see what life would be like as a GORN spectator and just watch gladiators go at it? Maybe experience what it’d be like to be the world’s deadliest ant? Now you can finally get the GORN experience you’ve always wanted!
Suggestions for new custom game options are also welcomed!
The game will also sees the addition of honeybadgers, which looks to be a battle pet or sort. Here’s a gif of it in action.
This game also adds asymmetric local multiplayer now that support up to 4 players. Other players can play with or against the VR player as the GORN gladiator using the XBox gamepad. Simply press “START” on the gamepad connected to the computer while in Custom to activate the mode.
2 new champions are also added as well, which includes the mysterious BADGERMANCER.
GORN will also see various miscellaneous improvements in terms of performance and gameplay too (you can view the details here). Do expect a discount for this game when the update goes live later.