As much as we look back fondly on our days of stacking quarters, there’s something to be said for enjoying fast-paced arcade action from the comfort of your own home. With twitch gameplay nestled alongside strategic scenarios, Swarm from Greensky Games brings players back to the glory days of the local arcade. It has a colorful cel-shaded art style, global leaderboards to satisfy your competitive streak, and demanding difficulty to keep you on your toes. Grab your grappling hook—Swarm is now available on the Oculus Quest and Rift Platforms.
“I started Greensky Games because I wanted to build the kind of VR games I was dying to play—games that were intense, physical, and couldn’t possibly exist on any other platform,” says Founder Peter Le Bek.
Swarm fits the bill, letting you swing through the skies as you dual-wield pistols to take down your enemies.
“We drew inspiration from Spider-Man and Titanfall and spent four months iterating on grappling,” says Le Bek. “We had a breakthrough when we gave the rope some elasticity and tension simulation—suddenly it felt like we had more control and power, more like Spider-Man. From there, we considered building a 3D platformer, or a racing game, but we settled on the strategic arena shooter because swinging through explosions and plunging down on enemies was just ridiculously fun!”