V-RACER HOVERBIKE is a fast-paced futuristic racing game in VR (HTC VIVE, OCULUS RIFT and Windows Mixed Reality).
All Reviews:
Very Positive (50) - 82% of the 50 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 13, 2018
Developer:
Publisher:

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Early Access Game

Get instant access and start playing; get involved with this game as it develops.

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?

“V-RACER HOVERBIKE is already great fun to play. We want to involve our players as much as possible so we can keep our focus on features that deliver a great gaming experience. We want to plan future feature and content development based on community feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We want to be sure everything is polished and working as intended for our players, with enough content for a long play time and replayability, prior to an official launch. Early access is expected to last between six months and a year.”

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

“Throughout early access, we plan to polish the game, add new weapons, new tracks and new game modes. The full version aims to be a high quality, fun to play and challenging VR experience.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“V-RACER HOVERBIKE is already a fast and fun experience, easy to learn but hard to master. It has been alpha-tested and tuned to minimize motion sickness and be comfortable for extensive play sessions. We are continuing to improve the game with updates, tweaks and fine tuning, as well as integrating new content for a renewed playing experience over time.”

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

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features, based on the added value of such features.”

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

“Player feedback is key to providing a fun and balanced racing experience in VR. We appreciate the challenge our players throw at us with feature requests, and we invite them to join the converstion on facebook, twitter and the Steam forums.”
Read more
Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

Buy V-Racer Hoverbike

 

Recent updates View all (12)

October 6

MULTIPLAYER TEST IS ON !!

Hello racers,

We've just enabled the multiplayer feature on the main build for the weekend :-)
Relaunch Steam to force the game to update and you're good to go!

We've opened only one server for this weekend, on the US east coast. Everyone around the world will connect to that server.
It makes it easier to find other players when you connect, and it also helps us test the viability of playing across the ocean.
We've tried it already and we feel confident but only real world testing can confirm it.
Beyond this week-end, we plan to enable regional servers to improve ping and response time.

So, what we're testing this weekend is:
- can you connect?
- can you create or join a room?
- does voice support work properly?
- is the game playable in time trial and combat mode?
- are you having fun? ;-)


The best channel to connect with players, organize and give us feedback is discord: https://discord.gg/JbN39jT

We feel multiplayer really makes the game a lot more fun!
Thanks for helping us make this happen!

Have a great weekend

The VertexBreakers Team
2 comments Read more

September 26

ARE YOU READY FOR MULTIPLAYER?



Hello racers,

Multiplayer, the big missing piece of V-Racer Hoverbike is coming!
We've recently run a few tests with friends and leaderboard superstar LittleBigMan, and it's shaping up very nicely.
Needless to say that combat races in multiplayer take the game to a whole new level!

We will roll out the feature in phases, starting with a first public test on the week-end of october 6th.

Can I participate?
Everyone will be able to join, but we need to organize: the VR community is still quite small (and V-Racer's community is of course even smaller).
In order to find other players to compete against, the best way is to schedule play session.
To help you connect with other players, we have set up a discord channel where everyone interested is invited to meet other players and schedule multiplayer races.


Join us on discord

I just can't wait!!!!
Well, join us on discord! We have an alpha ready, accessible on Steam with a code. We still need to tweak a few things, but we'd be happy to let you in earlier to help test.

How does it work?
In the game itself, it's simple as hell: just press the multiplayer button, and create a room. The room will automatically have your nickname on it so your friends can find it.
You can start to practice immediately in the room, even if you are alone, so there is no waiting. Whenever someone else joins, you will be taken back to the room config screen and can start a race together.
Other players who join while you are racing will be in spectator mode until the end of the race, when they can join the start line. Alternately, racers may choose to pause and quit the race to restart with newcomers.

Multiplayer offers both time trial and combat modes, on all tracks.

New weapons!
We have added a couple of new weapons to the mix: an eye gun that shoots in the direction you are looking at, and a killer drone that will chase the race leader to slow him down.
We also integrated player names on hoverbikes, a sneak preview of what's coming with the livery editor we are working on.



See you soon in discord!
Join us on discord

The VertexBreakers team.
0 comments Read more
See all discussions

Report bugs and leave feedback for this game on the discussion boards

About This Game

Join the fast-paced racing competition in VR with V-RACER HOVERBIKE !
Ever wanted to ride a futuristic motorbike floating over the ground, fully loaded with lethal weapons? Well, we've got you covered!
Put on your VR Headset and hit the track!
Challenge your friends in time-trial mode with online ghosts, race against bots in a fun shooting feast, or play with your friends in the local party game mode.

V-RACER HOVERBIKE was designed for VR from the ground up. It's not a port. It can't be played without a headset, as the control system is VR-only.



TRACKS

From quiet highlands to arid desert mining facility planet, to mega-city planet, you'll race over the galaxy to become the fastest rider of the universe. Will you master the hardest tracks of saturn rings ?

You'll also be able to race on popular Earth tracks from the 20th century, built when cars and bikes still had wheels.

Early access will start with 4 tracks (4 more tracks added since then). The first two are fast and easy, well suited to get you up and running. They're also ideal for combat. The other two are much more technical, and will push your driving skills way further.

We've got a lot more tracks in the works, with some crazy locations coming, but we first want to gather community feedback to make decisions on which types of track to focus on.



GAME MODES

- TIME TRIAL with online leaderboards : race against your friend's ghost and beat them on the finish line, or go up against world top leaderboard players.
- COMBAT RACE: race against bots, pick up weapons including mines and missiles, and clear your way to the finish line.
- PARTY GAME: invite your friends at home to participate in a local turn-based time trial challenge

WEAPONS

We've got the basic weapon system in place, so you'll be able to play with these from day one : missiles, mines, homing missiles. We also have turbo and shield. We plan to add more to balance the gameplay. Killer drone, EMP Wave, Plasma, you name it! We're eager to hear the crazy ideas the community can come up with.


- TRACKS: more tracks coming on a regular basis
- WEAPONS: based on community feedback, we will include more weapons to the quick race experience
- CAREER MODE: participate in championships, win stars and XP, and get rewarded for achievements
- MULTIPLAYER: challenge your friends online in real-time in a race where all hell breaks loose

Available for Arcades on SpringboardVR

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2000 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2000 MB available space

What Curators Say

13 Curators have reviewed this product. Click here to see them.
Customer reviews
High Volume of Reviews Detected:
Exclude  or  View Only
Review Type


Purchase Type


Language


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph



Display As:
Review Beta NEW!
When enabled, will sort reviews by new Helpfulness score. Read more about it in the blog post.
Show graph
 
Hide graph
 
Filters
Review Helpfulness Beta Enabled
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...