Imagine a dungeon crawl RPG board game. Now, make that game a digital board game. Now, turn it into a VR game. That is roughly what you’ll get in Resolution Games’ newly announced title Demeo. You and up to four players will be brought into a VR basement to play your awesome RPG dungeon crawl together. If you’re confused or intrigued, don’t worry, you can check out the first gameplay trailer below and it’ll make a lot more sense.
Demeo is a collaborative, turn-based role-playing game releasing later this year on Oculus Quest and Rift platforms, as well as Steam for both PC and VR play. Up to four players work together as a brave band of heroes (Guardian, Sorcerer, Assassin and Hunter) to save the realm from vile corruption that awaits in the catacombs. Together, players will defeat malicious minions by rolling the die and combining regular attacks with special ability cards gathered from treasure chests throughout the various levels.
Tommy Palm of Resolution Games explained it like this:
It’s so easy to get lost in the different environments of the game. Are you sitting around a table playing a board game with friends in your parents’ basement? Yes. Are you a hero exploring levels of a dungeon and facing hordes of monsters and traps with your fellowship of warriors? Also yes. It’s this combined experience that’s so reminiscent of traditional tabletop gaming with friends that makes Demeo such an engaging experience.
Our goal in creating Demeo was to design a shared gaming adventure for friends to become completely immersed in fantasy worlds, where they can step out of their everyday experiences and find a chance to escape the outside world together. It’s very much like an old school game night with friends, but now with a bit of previously impossible wish fulfillment: your thought of ‘man, I wish I could be in this game’ has actually come true, and it’s more incredible than you ever imagined.
Demeo is set to release on PC (Steam) as well as on SteamVR, Oculus Quest, and Oculus Rift platforms later this year.