Drums of War is a VR music rhythm game created by the 30-year game industry veteran, Alan Flores, that puts you in control of a massive rampaging orc, who stomps his way across the landscape, playing the drums and slaying a vast host of mythical attackers.

Hit the drums to the correct rhythm and you walk, start to lose the rhythm and you’ll find yourself veering off to the left and right. You can also use your side drums to turn a full 360 degrees. Though walking is not the most fun part, the two center drums fire off deadly cannonballs, and you can use the stick to throw fireballs. Don’t let those pesky dwarfs live, destroy their towns and villages, and claim back the right to call yourself, King of the Mountain.

Drums of war was created by Alan Flores, a man with two decades of experience in the video gaming gaming industry. He was the Lead Designer on Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero Metallica, Band Hero, Tony Hawk’s Project 8, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2, Sports Champions 2, and many more. There’s also a fantastic original score composed by Gabe Castro, composer of the indie hit The Forest and a featured musician in Blasters of the Universe, HBO’s Vice Principals, and Portlandia.

If you prefer a little more metal in your music then you’ll be pleased to know that Drums of War includes ear-drum blasting tracks from popular metal bands Warbringer and Exmortus.

Main Features

  • 360 degree motion in movement and combat
  • Intense music rhythm gameplay
  • Fight off dwarves, skeletons, tempting succubi and more
  • Upgrade your stats by gaining new drum skins
  • 15 levels of story and an unlimited number of dwarves to kill
  • Bonus modes that include
    • Wardrum Hero: A high score combat challenge where you slay an endless horde of dwarves (inspired by Guitar Hero)
    • Jukebox: Bang the drums to the music and enjoy the scenery
    • Two randomized dungeons!
  • Classic metal-style soundtrack
  • Original tracks from Gabe Castro, composer of the indie mega-hit The Forest
  • Licensed tracks from metal giants and Warbringer and Exmortus

Drums of War will be available on SteamVR and Oculus Rift from Tuesday 1st October. If you buy before the 8th Oct, you will receive a 35% discount, knocking the price down to $9.74. After the 8th Oct the price will return to normal at $14.99.

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