Do you like hot dogs? How about horseshoes? Hand grenades? (everyone likes hand grenades) Anyway, we've got all that, and guns. SO MANY GUNS. So if you like ordnance, meat, and far too many groan-worthy puns, this is the VR sandbox game for you.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Not every game is a good fit for early access, but we think Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades is a perfect fit. It’s a sandbox game encompassing many different modes, mini-games and contexts that are evolving together. Moreover, as VR is developing at such a rapid pace, we think this is the best time to iterate on a live audience, and get tons of feedback from doing our development and experimentation out in the public.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“This isn’t set in stone, but we are currently looking at leaving Early Access sometime in 2018.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades will continue to grow through a series of experiments, varying from freeform sandbox to more traditionally structured games. We’re not set in stone on the exact scope or breadth of the experience, and have since initial launch on the store already added over half-a-dozen environments that were not originally envisioned. We’re still actively designing, work-shopping ideas, and listening and responding to what the player community is enjoying. You should expect the following categories of content to continue being filled out over the game’s development:

- More Weapons/Virtual Objects: We’ve already got over 150 firearms in the game (as of late 2017) and have dozens more in various stages of pre-production. The goal is to have these added at a rate of about one to three a week, possibly faster, possibly slower. Prioritization on what types will be added is based on providing new interaction types (new and different types of reloading, cycling, aiming), and building out robust systems for terminal ballistics, impacts, and pyrotechnics.

- Game-play Modes: Hand tracked VR plus mechanically simulated objects make for an entirely new type of interaction rhythm for gaming gun-play. We’ll be exploring various genre/mechanic contexts for our virtual weapon systems, and pushing them into the game’s build at the very early stages to see how they play, and get feedback. The best that rise to the top with get further love and refinement.

- Chill out Spaces: For as much as games focus on the action-ee side of guns, anyone who’s gone shooting in the real world knows it’s an activity that’s much more akin to the pace of fishing. It’s a relaxing experience. So we’re going to continue to expand indoor and outdoor shooting range experiences focused on that, and all their futzy simulatory joy including manual reloading, zeroing of sights, and getting a stabilized long-range shooting system working smoothly.

- Anything else out nutty minds come up with and decide to slam in for the joy of it!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“H3VR has an extensive collection of Virtual Equipment comprising over 150 firearms, dozens of attachments, melee weapons, and other toys.

It also currently consists of 20 scenes and modes, broken down into several categories.

Sandbox Ranges:
  • Warehouse Range: A large indoor environment will the entire suite of weapons and interactive toys we've been working on. There's a dynamic target sequencer to play with as well.
  • Friendly 45 Range: The back yard shooting range we all wish we had. With sets of steel targets in sets going out to 100 meters, and a simple Skeet-style target launcher.
  • Indoor Range: A quintessential 5-lane indoor shooting environment with a scored paper target system that can be adjusted to varying ranges.
  • Sniper Range: A two-level 400m long course designed for prone-firing of sniper rifles at extreme ranges.
  • Arizona Range (and Arizona at Night): A relaxing outdoor desert plain environment with various destructible targets. A great chill-out space.

Games and Experiments:
  • Take And Hold: An exciting new combat mode for H3! Find equipment, take capture points and then defend them from waves of attacking bots. Survive, repeat, go as long as you can.
  • Wurstwurld: A wild-west themed adventure shooting experience. Come explore the largest meat-themed amusement park in the midwest. Includes bandit bots to fight, a horseshoe coarse to conquer, and puzzles to solve!
  • M.E.A.T.S. Preview: Themed dynamic target sequences in 8 challenging categories. Uses an unlock system where players earn S.A.U.C.E. to unlock various firearms.
  • Grenade Skeeball: A pyrotechnic twist on the classic arcade game. Fling m-219 fragmentation grenades down a wooden ramp to knock towers of colored blocks off their plinths. A community favorite!
  • The Gunnasium: A combined climbing and shooting challenge. Think American Ninja-Warrior with a handgun!
  • Arcade Prototype: A Sci-fi minimalist experiment where you shoot at swarms of geometric shapes that attack in waves.
  • Breaching Prototype: A locomotion-centric course with you breaching a simulated building with destructible standees and IPSC regulation shooting targets on a timer.
  • Arena Prototype: A Battle-Arena where we are currently prototyping advanced combat robot agents for you to take on with the game's full arsenal
  • Mini-Arena: A small-environment experiment with a configurable bot spawner, and dramatic lighting.
  • Modular Range: A sci-fi themed course with various timed shooting challenges with global scoreboards.

Holiday Scenes:
  • Meat Grinder: A challenging survival horror mode, where the player is trapped in a nightmarish maze by a deranged fast-food research scientist. Can you survive long enough to fulfill his deranged demands?
  • Spooky 45: A dark, spooky version to the Arizona Range.
  • Meatmas SnowGlobe: Available only in the months around the Holiday season, this scene changes every year to include new festive goodies!

    Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

    “There will be a small price increase when we leave early access.”

    How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

    “Our goal is to use Early Access as an extended play-test period. We are really looking forward to getting Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades in the hands of the community and to start getting feedback. As we work on adding more toys to the sandbox, we want to see all the crazy uses of those toys you folks come up with. While this user feedback will no doubt help us catch some bugs and glitches, we are most interested in seeing what is really working well so we can push those features harder.

    While we can’t include every bit of feedback, if you are really enjoying one of our experiment scenes, Hit the community page and let us know!”
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    July 12

    Update 74 is Now Live!



    Howdy Folks!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXyLuanSnz8

    We’ve got another ‘nuts and bolts’ kind of update for you folks this week. I’ve had more time to really play around with the recent locomotion additions on a bunch of platforms, tune things as needed, fix some oversights. We’re thankfully now at the stage where things have ‘stabilized’ again after the mess that’s always made integrating new platform logic branches and locomotion options. It’s funny, I always get SUPER self conscious about doing these types of updates (where there’s no really sexy new toy, just a lot of ‘functional’ changes. They’re very much neccesary though.

    Rift S users, I’m deeply sorry it took us this long to get you controller models. Some new internal branching was needed to differentiate ‘controller display mode’ and ‘controller functional mode’, and it wasn’t ‘safe’ to do that until now, to make sure I didn’t break anything in the process with that change.

    As for everyone who told me in the past ‘yo the lever action controls are whack, you should do something about it’, sooooorry it took me so long to get around to what should have been an obvious change in retrospect. To summarize the changes: The trigger on the forward hand no longer has to be held to work the action, however, the action now locks closed after the hammer is cocked. This should prevent moments where you work the action, it closes, and then _slightly_ opens before firing due to controller rotation. You can still continue to freely work the action by pressing the trigger (in the old style) if you need to empty the firearm without firing however.

    As for everything else, the movement options, the throwing changes, please let me know if you folks run into any issues with it! Most of it is pure-code change, so pushing a hotfix in the event I broke something small isn’t too bad :-)

    Anywho, hope y’all have a wonderful weekend!

    Cheers,
    Anton

    Changelog - Update 74

    Additions:
    - Added [a secret. The players of Ricky may find it]
    - Added New Ammo SubTypes: .45ACP +PFMJ, +PJHP, +PAPI
    - Added New Controller Model: Rift S
    - Added New Control: Twin-stick mode now triggers Jump on rightstick Down-flick/Click
    - Added New System: Player ‘Catcher’. Player should now respawn at their starting point in a scene if they fall off the world.
    - Added New Option: Twinstick Left/Right Stick Handedness
    - Added New Option: Haptic Buzz can now be disabled (in control options)
    - Added New Option: Grab Style Option expanded to include overrides for both Oculus and Vive style

    Changes:
    - Altered throwing linear velocity to utilize a weighted multi-sample average. This should improve throwing experience for all platforms (both de-noising the direction vector, and providing throwing stability)
    Thowing linear velocity now takes into inertia of player.
    - Altered and clamped Center of mass calculation for composite objects. This should prevent vibrating instability when affixing foreward/rearward attachments on small firearms.
    - [Proving Ground] Red Team Meat Fortress Sosigs can now be spawned from spawn panel
    - Lever actions no longer require trigger on forward hand to be held to cycle.
    - Lever actions now have their breach lock shut when hammer is cocked.
    - Lever actions can be freely opened/shut whehn holding down the trigger on the forward hand.

    Fixes:
    - Fixed Wurstwurld music loading settings. This should result in _much_ faster loading times.
    - Fixed Ejection Distance of cartridges for all Double-Action Revolvers. Cartridges should no longer ‘explode’ out of the cylinder.
    - Vive and Rift in TwinStick mode now have functional ‘right stick/touchpad forward == sprint’ when enabled
    - Fixed Health Powerups not triggering on pickup
    - POSSIBLY fixed the crash that occurs sometimes shooting the Wooden hotdog targets
    - [Meat Fortress] Syringe Gun now (correctly) does not have a muzzle flash particle effect
    - [Meat Fortress] Fixed Melee Impact volume and refire time for all Meat Fortress Melee weapons
    - [Meat Fortress] Fixed Neglegent discharge issue with Sticky launcher being pulled from quickbelt slot
    - [Meat Fortress] Fixed Sniper Rifle Trigger animation offset
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    July 5

    Update 73 - Patch 1 is Now Live!



    Howdy Folks!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC0DhNFJe8o

    Just a quick patch this week (pushed to the main branch). It mainly tunes some stuff I didn't want to wait another week or so to get out to you (in a proper-size update). Hopefully the changes improve things for you folks!

    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

    Peace,
    Anton


    Changelog Update 73 - Patch 1:

    Additions:

    - Added New Option: A/X Button usage (None, Snapturn, Jump [Experimental])
    - Added New Option: Armswinger Snapturn Toggle (For Index/WMR)
    - Added New Option: Twinstick Sprint Mode: (Left stick click, Right stick forward)

    Changes:
    - Smooth Locomotion Speed Options now have an option called 'PermaSprint''
    - Wrist menu activates at a much more sane angle on index

    Fixes:
    - Demoman bottle now in item spawner
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    About This Game

    Do you like hotdogs? How about horseshoes? Hand grenades? (everyone likes hand grenades) Anyway, we've got all that, and guns. So if you like cooking, lawn games, and ordnance, this is the VR sandbox game for you.

    Hot dogs, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades is a lazy Sunday trip over to your friends house… if your friend was a retired gun-nut with a warehouse full of toys, a few irritating robot pets, and a bizarre obsession with meat. Head on over to the firing range and learn to operate an arsenal full of firearms. Customize your perfect preposterous tacti-cool arsenal. Compete in structured challenges with global leaderboards. Blast apart meaty bots and then chill out on the range setting off fireworks. Or have some friends over and take turns throwing everything from horseshoes to explosives while making an ass of yourself!

    H3VR(for short), is the heaping pile of our mad obsessive VR experiments. This is very much an impressionistically developed experience, so expect it to mutate, expand, contract, somersault, and occasionally explode along the way to final release.

    Key Features:

    • Roomscale VR Experience designed for the HTC Vive.
    • Games and experiments across various genres and degrees of structure.
    • Multiple shooting and demolitions ranges from realist to fantastical.
    • Timed challenges with global leaderboards.
    • Over 250!!! accurate simulations of historical, modern and futuristic weapons.
    • Mini-games and challenges that are great for Hot-Headset play with friends!
    • A surreal irreverent vision of the future United States of ‘Murica.
    • And whatever other madness we see fit to add!

    System Requirements

      Minimum:
      • OS: Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
      • Processor: CPU: Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
      • Memory: 12 GB RAM
      • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060/970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Storage: 20 GB available space
      • Sound Card: N/A
      • Additional Notes: SSD Or Cache-Assisted HDD REQUIRED, Windows Virtual Memory MUST be enabled (16gb recommended)
      Recommended:
      • OS: Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
      • Processor: CPU: Intel i5-6600 or better
      • Memory: 16 GB RAM
      • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080/980TI, Radeon RX Vega
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Storage: 20 GB available space
      • Sound Card: N/A
      • Additional Notes: Internal SSD HIGHLY Recommended, Windows Virtual Memory MUST be enabled (16gb recommended)

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