While half the team have been working on the latest Genital Jousting Date Night Update, the other half of the team have been making progress with our VR gladiator fighter, GORN. We haven’t shared much about it for a while, so keep scrolling for news and some sweet concept art:
EARLY ACCESS: NO EARLIER THAN APRIL
Yeah, we suck.
We’d really hoped to have the game ready by the end of February, but realistically, we’re not going to be ready before April due to GDC and other commitments.
Sorry for those who are disappointed by this. But we’ve been working really hard and we hope it’ll be worth the wait.
GAME IS STARTING TO GET PRETTY SWEET
There have been tons of improvements and additions to the game since the last free version on itch, and it’s starting to resemble a polished, payable game in parts… if loads of spazzy physics glitches constitute a playable game.
CLOSED BETA NEXT WEEK
There are a bunch of new things in the game that we’d really like to get some feedback on, but that aren’t really suitable for a public version.
With that in mind, we’d like to do a limited closed beta of the game in its current state, starting next week. If you’re interested in helping out, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “GIEF KEY” and we’ll swing you a beta key.
Supplies are limited, and first priority will be to those who donated on itch when donations were still open. Please email us from the same email address you used for payment.
If you didn’t donate on itch but would like a key anyway, wait a week or so – if we need more testers or if you ask super nicely we’ll give you a key if we haven’t run out by then.
Keep in mind that this version will be a pre-alpha and very rough around the edges, and intended for us to test out ideas moreso than provide a good gameplay experience. It may be a confusing experience for new players.
SIGNED BY DEVOLVER
We’re pleased to announce that Devolver will be publishing GORN! They were awesome partners on Broforce and we are really excited to have the opportunity to work with them again. If you are at GDC, come say hi at the Devolver basement, where an up-to-date version of GORN will also be available to play.
SUBREDDIT & DISCORD
If you would like to see more details on the current status of GORN, check out the GORN subreddit at gorn.reddit.com where we’ve been posting monthly status updates and random videos and gifs.
We’ve also started a GORN discord especially for the closed beta but anyone can join if they like at https://discord.gg/r4zRDPz
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Finally we’d like to give a quick thanks to everyone that has played the game and for all the kind words of encouragement. We wouldn’t be making this game if it wasn’t for the support. Also thanks to everyone who’s been making YouTube videos – we try to watch most of them, and learn a lot about how different people experience and play GORN.