Kite & Lightning has just announced its first full Oculus Rift game: Bebylon Battle Royale.
Think Mario Kart, but with eccentric superstar babies battling to the death, and you’ll get an idea of how the game will look and play on its release in (presumably) 2016. It’s likely you’ve already played some of the apps by Kite & Lightning, as they’ve created some of the most visually staggering and atmospheric experiences for the Oculus Rift to date; including Senza Peso, INSURGENT: Shatter Reality and GE Neuro.
Not much information has been released about Bebylon Battle Royale, let alone any screens or video content, but here’s the official press release which reveals a little bit more about the game and the studios development plans:
TLDR: We’re making a VR game called Bebylon Battle Royale: A Vehicular Melee Party Brawler!
After 3 months in stealth mode, we’re excited to announce we’re making a wild VR comedy game called: Bebylon: Battle Royale, A Game of Vehicular Melee Party Brawling!
So if you ever dreamt about possessing the body of an eccentric superstar baby driving a Rolls Royce hovercraft armed to destroy the giant ego of your baby opponent in front of screaming fans… we have a perfect game world for you.
A perfect game world is after all not a jolly round of chess in the park, or shuffleboard with the neighbors. It’s a dirty, rotten, twisted showdown, a spectacular roasting of monumental egos, a fan-screeching, pride-bashing, trash-talking game of greed, status, envy, humiliation bombs, sucker punches and bitch slaps nurturing the desire to crush your opponents self-worth into a vaporous ash! It’s the battle to be the richest most badass beby in Bebylon.
The Future is set!
After a year of working on amazing client VR projects, we’re thrilled to be back creating our own experiences and diving head first into a multi-player VR comedy game. Bebylon is more exciting and ambitious than anything we’ve done before. Our desire is to meaningfully explore the power of presence, comedy and gaming and funnel the resulting magic into a world of endless fun!
The core game is really the center piece for a much larger, richer world of experiences! We’re teasing things like live spectator dynamics, enabling the “Let’s Play” crowd to join in on the arena via insulting commentary, game betting, garbage hurling and other actions of ill repute. Speaking of the core game…
(Cue Origin Story)
In the future, mankind triumphs in developing an immortality pill and with it, a new era of ageless, everlasting life! There was of course one tiny hiccup… unfortunately the newborn babies stopped aging as well. Immortal life is great unless you’re a newborn trapped for eternity in a chubby little 2 year old body! As time passed, the “bebies” began to resent living in a tall man’s world. Despite their adult intellect and attempts to “toughen up”, normal immortals couldn’t help but laugh at the cute spectacles. Bebies taking your order at Mc Donald’s, beby politicians, beby reality shows, beby gangsters for Christ sake. They just couldn’t be taken seriously. Their final hope of eventually becoming the majority was dashed with a worldwide outlaw of conception. No new bebies were to be born.
Drained by the endless humiliation and degradation, the great beby families across the globe broke from society to create Bebylon… A new city where bebies reign and being two feet tall was the standard! For a short time, the freedom from indignity, inspired love and compassion throughout Bebylon. The scars of humiliation ran deep however, and overcompensation became the real roots of this new baby culture: Status, entourages, cars, furs, gold, houses, you name it. the battle to be the richest, most badass beby in Bebylon grew into a national obsession.
From this craze, the Battle Royale games were born. If you can muster the mojo, Bebylon Battle Royale dares you to enter a wonderful world of ego-bashing, trash talking, smack downs, sucker punches and master the million ways to disgrace, humiliate, shame, roast and crush your opponents self worth into ash.
For the glory and for the crown of Bebylon!
#You’reWorthIt #Flawless #SquadGoals #SorryNotSorry #HatersGonnaHate #Blessed #BBR
It’s hard to say how the roadmap will unfold but initially our focus is on the game itself and making it incredibly fun and endlessly entertaining. In the meantime, we’d like to open our doors to you guys during the games creation and continually post progress in the form of concept art, ideas, insights, and other interesting bits.
In future blogs we’ll dive into why we chose gaming and why comedy. As well, we want to express our initial findings on how the power of presence, gaming and comedy are incredibly awesome together.
• Boasting & humiliation mechanics against your miniaturized beby opponent
• 3rd person/1st person dynamics & Social gameplay against your beby controller
• Pimp your ride style character customization along with avatar upgrades
• Hilarious and offensive items, powerups, and taunts to ego bash and pown your opponent
• Unique light fun art style with adult humor
• How we plan to infuriate, delight, offend while making you laugh all at the same time
• Aiming for a HMD Launch Window Release & support for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, & Sony PSVR