Play as a giant gorilla in VR and face off against your puny human friends in the ultimate couch party game.
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Positive (24) - 95% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 12, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We strongly believe that Early Access is the best model to explore new VR experiences. We’ve invested a lot of resources into this concept and it is very promising. But as a VR Multiplayer game, we are targeting a niche within an already small niche -- Our game won’t be ready for a full launch until we’ve implemented online multiplayer and a full single player campaign.

By releasing early, we are seeking your feedback and support as we develop the full scope of the game.

We want to provide a polished VR game that is fun for both VR and non-VR players. We operate in a self-sufficient manner as a small team of programmers. We work with external partners on the Art and Audio. All income earned in early access will be reinvested into those areas.

We develop in the open and need your feedback to build the most fun and comfortable experience possible.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan 9-12 months of development depending on the final scope of the single player campaign. This may change depending on how much we can invest into external assets.

We are using Early Access for two things:
  • To get feedback on the game so we can improve it
  • To evaluate if there is a market for local VR multiplayer games

We are a small studio, a couple programmers and we work with outside artists for Art, Animation and Audio. We are self-sufficient internally but with your support we can invest into our external art requirements.”

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

“Our aim for the full version is to contain:
  • Round-based multiplayer with headset hot seats
  • 6 - 7 diverse game modes
  • Character customization
  • Polished art to replace all the prototype art
  • In Depth Tutorial for VR Novices

This is in addition to what is already available in the current version.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is a playable alpha, which contains:
  • Asymmetric local multiplayer, 1 VR + 4 non-vr players
  • Single-player Challenges and Missions against AI Bots
  • A solid, intuitive movement system - move, grab, eat, throw
  • Keyboard and Gamepad support for non-vr players, drop-in and out of games.
  • Several game modes, including Last Man Standing, Team Deathmatch, Hide and Seek, Bullrun and UFO Invaders
  • 5 Maps
  • Sandbox area
  • An experimental area where throw in new ideas that are not quite fully done yet but are fun in-house so we thought we’d share because sharing is caring.

The current state of the Early Access version + upcoming features can be found here:

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

“Yes. We plan to gradually increase the price as we ship significant new content and major features. We want to reward players who invest in our vision early.

  • On the 28th of March, after 9 major updates, we increased the price from 9,99€ to 12,99€

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

Our roadmap is public:

Tell us what you like and what you don’t like. Share your experiences. We enjoy reading your feedback and we will use it to guide our process. We will regularly seek your input on major features. Some decisions will be put to a vote. Buy the game and shape its future.

Some of you have spent countless hours under the headset have tons of unique experiences to share. We want to your knowledge to help us improve Late For Work.

Comfort in VR is both incredibly important and hard to get right. Different players can have a vastly different definitions of what is “comfortable” in VR. Share your experiences and help us make our controls and our comfort options as awesome as possible.”
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. See the VR Support section for more info.

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October 19

Sneak Peak of our Upcoming Halloween Update

Hello friends!

A new update for Late For Work is just around the corner, stay tuned late next week for update 11! We want to give you a sneak peak of what’s coming up in this pretty darn big update.

New Art

Since last we’ve spoken, we’ve finally started working with a real life professional 3D modeler. This means we’ve got lots of new art to work with. Real art. Real models.New models for all of our houses, humans and cars with more on the way!

We’re slowly replacing out all our hodgepodge soup of early artwork and bringing models with a more uniform and better designed look. With the new art, we uniformed our style which really improves the overall aesthetics.

Halloween Content

It’s that time of the year, the season of tricking and treating and naturally we couldn’t resist. LFW is taking part in the festivities. We’re adding all sorts of spooky scary monstrosities to our event system. It’s our spooookiest update yet!

New Game Mode

Last but not least we have a new game mode in the works. We would share more details, but we are not sure entirely sure of the final form yet ourselves. We do know that it will involve the flat players controlling humans for the first time and hiding from the gorilla by blending into the crowd. We’re still working doing a lot of balancing and experimentation but we hope it will be an enjoyable game mode for all.

One week to go!

If you ever want to chat with some of the dev team or join a community of like minded fans of Late For Work, stop by at our Discord:

Salmi Games
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August 24

Summer Break and Upcoming Updates

Hello friends,

We've been a bit quiet during these long hot summer months but fear not, we are still hard at work behind the scenes. Update 11 is taking longer than usual but we plan to release it some time in September, so please stay tuned.

In the meantime, we're excited to announce that we are working on a new game, set in the same universe. It’s a roguelite-like, in which you’re an unemployed giant gorilla living in 1950s suburban America (sound familiar?).

You must take on as many odd jobs as possible to support your family without wrecking havoc on the town. Think of it as a Singleplayer campaign companion to Late For Work, taken to a whole new level.

Enjoy ultra realistic dog walking experiences in VR

If you want to find out more, get access to a free demo and tons more, then make sure to join our Discord channel. We'll be unveiling new elements of the game every week, with special events, dev posts, behind the scenes look and much much more.

What about Late For Work?
We will continue to work on Late For Work as we bring it to a 1.0 release. We'll be updating with more details in the next update.

What's more, all the work we're investing in the new game will also benefit Late For Work as we're using the same code base. New arts, new physics, new mechanics, improved UI and so much more.

Finally, as a thank you to you, our earliest supporters, we will be giving free copies of our new game to all owners of Late For Work. Thank you for believing in us and investing in us.

Drop by in our Discord channel if you want to chat.

With love,
The Salmi Games Team
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“It was fun and the locomotion system is unique and works well for the game concept.”
Michael Glombicki -- Road To VR

“This local multiplayer game is definitely unique -- Very cute -- A fun family game”
Cas and Chary VR

“One of the most ideal VR party games”
Ben Plays VR

About This Game

In Late For Work, one player is a giant gorilla doing gorilla things. Up to 4 other players try to take down the gorilla in an epic local multiplayer VR party game. Work together to bring down the monster of immeasurable strength. Or run for your dear life. It’s an intense party game for your living room.

The game brings VR and non-VR players together into a shared experience. Swap out in-between rounds and see who can earn ultimate banana bragging rights in this crazy free for all.


  • Fast-paced intense rounds. Take turns under the headset. Plot your next takedown.
  • Local multiplayer party game: a great way to include all your friends in a VR experience.
  • Fun, over-the-top physics where every object is a potential weapon and shield.


Late For Work is actively in development - the current status and upcoming features can be found in our roadmap:

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift with motion controllers required for VR play. Gamepad required for 2+ non-vr players - keyboard+mouse also supported.

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