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Going Nuts: VR Party Game ‘Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!’ Available Now on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform
Oculus Blog
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August 29, 2019
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Acron: Attack of the Squirrels! turns your average game night into a nutty celebration with friends. From Resolution Games, makers of Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs and Bait!, Acron is a new VR party game starring a cast of fluffy squirrels and one decidedly cranky tree. Unlike the usual multiplayer game in VR, Acron supports up to eight local players, so there’s little chance of leaving someone out of the fun. And you can play it on the Rift Platform and Oculus Quest today!

Acron: Attack of the Squirrels! takes VR outside of the headset like never before,” says Tommy Palm, co-founder and CEO of Resolution Games. “It’s at its best when played as a couch party game together with a bunch of friends and is an ideal addition to your game nights—whether at home or tossing your Oculus Quest in your backpack and taking it to a friend’s place. And it’s really the perfect game for introducing newcomers to VR because it’s easy to pick up and everyone can participate at the same time.”

The setup is pretty simple: a group of squirrels is out to rob a bounty of golden acorns from an ancient tree; unsurprisingly, the tree has other ideas. One player uses a VR headset to play as the tree while everyone else uses mobile phones (iOS or Android) to play the thieving squirrels. Neither side of the ancient struggle—conifer or critter—is going down without a fight, however, as each boasts impressive powers to aid them in battle.

To start, each of the four squirrels brings something unique to the battleground. Zip moves the fastest, Chunk carries a shield, Doug burrows underground, and Sim builds ramps. It all sounds like overkill for squirrels out to score some lunch, but their opponent is no pushover. As the ancient tree in VR, you’ll use your own hands to hurl rocks and chunks of wood at anything that crawls too close. You can also squirt sap to impede invaders and even reach out to grab them or swat them away.

If you’re ready to steal some acorns—or protect them—try Acron: Attack of the Squirrels! On the Rift Platform and Oculus Quest today. Mobile players are invited to join the game via a code sent from the VR player. The required companion app is free on iOS or Android devices (iOS 12.4, iPhone 6 and up; Android 5.0 and up). You can also follow the Acron: Attack of the Squirrels! Facebook page for future updates and community insights.

See you in the forest!

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