VR adventure hack & slash game Mixture announced

VR adventure hack & slash game Mixture announced

2 September 2022 – Played with firea Poland-based virtual reality (VR) game development studio, has recently announced its new VR title ‘Mixture’, a single-player fantasy action-adventure game, is coming to Meta Quest 2.

Although played as a solo game, players will control two unique characters simultaneously. The story follows Sola the Moth, an exiled knight seeking redemption, who players control to traverse dangerous barren worlds of living metals, ores and crystals. Sola is joined by a second character that players can control – a master alchemist who can twist the properties of elemental material. Together they are a force to be reckoned with.

The game leans heavily into action and combat, with two offensive player characters, a dynamic camera, numerous boss fights and more, according to a blog post by Meta. In the player’s hands, Sola runs, jumps and slides to travel. Using her deadly scythe, players can stab and slash enemy golems and other monsters using stylish melee combos and third-person finishers.

Sephairos, the master alchemist, has a number of hand-controlled abilities for players to use, including resource gathering and intuitive crafting of bottle concoctions that can be thrown at both enemy and environmental targets.

Players can use in-game concoctions and alchemy to exploit weaknesses, but they can also provide other opportunities. For example, players can repel things, glue them together, make them grow, or break them apart to add them to gameplay. Throughout the game, the selection of compound formulas at the player’s disposal will grow considerably as new ones are won in battle or reconstructed.

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The adventure takes place in five regions of the ‘Realm of Alchemy’, all made of malleable and transformable materials. The realm’s creatures and objects react strongly to alchemical concoctions and melee combat, with physically simulated changes in behavior.

“Played with Fire started in 2019 as a couple of developers and friends from Krakow, Poland, who decided to start their own studio,” said CEO and Lead Programmer Bartłomiej Szydło. “We wanted to experiment with new technologies and design new solutions – to ‘play with fire’ so to speak. VR and the metaverse is where the future lies, and we want to be there to be a part of it!”

Played with Fire has also previously released a title on the Oculus Rift called Stargaze. “We work in a variety of action and adventure genres where our strengths lie,” Szydło added. “Each game is unique, but there are hand-drawn touches to the visual worlds we create that make them always recognizable as our work.”

“With Mixture, we’ve combined the fast reflexes of hands in VR action and manual design and casting of alchemy with our love of classic metroidvanias and stylish action games, which use a fully visible avatar to emphasize the hero’s amazing and cinematic fighting abilities,” continued Szydło . “The amount of fun real-time interactions between two characters presented from two merged POVs is something unique to VR and something we wanted to explore.”

Played with Fire will exhibit at PAX West game conference in Seattle from September 2nd to 5th, where attendees will be able to meet the development team and get hands-on with the game! Stop by Booth 650 to meet the development team and get hands-on with Mixture.

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For more information on Played with Fire and the company’s virtual reality games, click here.

Image/Video Credit: Played with Fire / Meta Quest / YouTube


Sam Sprigg

Sam is the founder and managing editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he has covered XR industry news for the past five years.

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