You're the world's hungriest ape and must eat to grow bigger and stronger. Sneak, climb, throw, punch and shoot to become a giant monster and defeat your enemies.
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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. With our previous game (Late For Work), we spent 26 months in Early Access and hope you will judge our commitment to deliver a quality game by looking at our track record.

We’ve invested a lot of resources into this concept and it is very promising. We want to see if there’s an audience for this game and if it resonates the same we do.

By releasing early, we are seeking your feedback and support as we develop the full scope of the game. We have tons of ideas we want to implement, lots of possible content, new features and improvements (all of which you can find on our public roadmap).

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 3-9 months of development depending on the reception of the game.”

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

“The full version will have:
  • A lot more content, including new areas, biomes, diversity of NPCs and animals, unique characters, events, items, weapons. Basically we will have a lot more of the various content we have in the game.
  • Our unlock progression will be further fleshed to include secondary goals, power-ups (both permanent and not), challenges and achievements.
  • Our core movement and interaction mechanics will be further improved, polished and extended to provide the most dynamic game possible. Toggles and comfort modes of various complexity will be supported.
  • Our game will be a lot more balanced and each run will feel even more unique.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version contains:
  • A fully playable experience, including multiple levels of difficulty and a (basic) content and progression unlock system
  • A procedurally generated world
  • A fully simulated world, with fun, arcadey physics
  • Intuitive movement system, climbing system, throwing, shooting and melee
  • AI of various complexity
  • A relatively balanced progression
  • Lots of content
  • A relatively stable experience and a commitment of focusing on stability
  • A motivated development team, a flexible codebase and a pre-existing delivery pipeline that allow us to make improvements quickly

The current state of the Early Access version + upcoming features can be found on our public roadmap.”

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.”

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. Tell us what else you would like to see in the game. Tell us (politely please) what you don’t enjoy. 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 VR headsets and have tons of unique experiences to share. We want your knowledge to help us improve GrowRilla.

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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“I'm just gonna say, this game is amazing.”
Fynnpire

“This might be one of the coolest VR games ever.”
Camodo Gaming

“I absolutely love this game.”
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About This Game

You’re a small gorilla who just escaped from a terrible military testing facility. Fortunately you have gained the incredible ability to grow... by eating. You’re the world’s hungriest ape and everything you gobble up makes you grow bigger and stronger.



What starts as a fast-paced, stealthy survival game quickly evolves into an intense battle as you grow into an oversized monster and seek revenge upon your tormentors. Eat your way through a fully simulated world. Wreak havoc when you become a mighty silverback in this frantic smash-em-up.



Inspired by amazing games like Katamary Damacy and We Love Katamary, GrowRilla offers the best in eat-em-up VR action.

Key Features


  • Run, hide and climb while you're small to outsmart your enemies.
  • Punch, shoot and throw - Use the enemy’s own weapons against them!
  • Full Freedom - Every object is a potential tool
  • Intuitive locomotion system carefully designed to avoid motion sickness
  • Get big, then go all out and get your revenge on the military.
  • Randomized island with new surprises every time.
  • Unlock new content with each playthrough.
  • Regularly updated with new features, bug fixes and content.

Feel the intense satisfaction of supporting indie developers trying to create unique VR experiences.

Eat. Grow. Fight.



Early Access


This game is heavily in development. Our previous game Late For Work spent 23 months in Early Access and received 13 major updates. It is one of the highest-rated VR party games. With GrowRilla we are updating at an even faster pace. The core game is stable but we are still experimenting and improving all aspects of the game. This includes:

  • Polishing all the core interactions: movement, climbing, shooting, melee fighting, eating, throwing
  • Better AI: sneakier enemies, coordination, reaction and unexpected events
  • Tons of new content: new areas, new biomes, more structures, NPCs, animals. More weapons, new items.
  • Fleshing out the meta-game and procedural generation: improved progression system, secrets, secondary goals, challenges and power-ups
  • Gameplay and difficulty balancing
  • And everything else! UI, tutorial, storyline, feedback, home base, sound effects, animations

Please check out our previous game Late For Work to evaluate our track record in Early Access. With GrowRilla we expect to do regular updates every two weeks and major content updates every month. With your support we will continue to improve this game and create something amazing and unique to VR.

The current status and upcoming features can be found in our public roadmap.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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