If there was only one game CatsAndVR needed to play at GDC17 it was SUPER FURRY NEON CAT HEADS!
Well thanks to my super RADD day job I only got to spend one day on the GDC floor this year. Knowing how amazing GDC has been for me in the past and now finally going in with some development experience it made me a bit sad to only be at GDC for one day. Much Sad, Very SMH...until I saw my true reason to be at GDC was to cover SUPER FURRY NEON CAT HEADS. If there is one VR game this year that obviously speaks to a site called CatsAndVR.com it would be SUPER FURRY NEON CAT HEADS! Check out my review above and additional gameplay in the videos below.
Super Furry Neon Cat Heads was designed by group of game developers in Lexington Kentucky who created it during an exhausting drive to the MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon. Led by Shylo Shepherd - Lead Cat Lady, Designer, and Motivation Generator the team set out to build a rhythm game about a cat imagining themselves as the DJ in a group using their cat tower as a means of acting out their fantasy.
The game not only had an interatcive Cat Tower but also literally turned the Vive Headset into a Super Furry Neon Cat Head.
"As children, and for many in adulthood, role play and pretend are entertainment staples. We hope to evoke feelings of nostalgia and whimsy as players let go of themselves to play a game that requires putting on a furry neon…well actually LED...cat head, and swat at a cat tower covered in LED’s to the rhythm of a meow-mixed dance beat. Role playing the cat with the cat head and immersion through VR are important to assist with the feeling of pretend. Wearing a furry cat head that changes color also helps the game feel lighthearted and fun for the sake of fun. Besides, it looks cool."- Shylo Shepherd, lead designer on Super Furry Neon Cat Heads
CatsAndVR.com will be looking forward to what this team puts together in the future. Word on the street is that Purrody Games will be coming out with a Punch Out Style Cat VR game in the future.