Friday, February 17, 2017

Kakao releases a game on Steam


If you thought Kakao just makes cute character bubble popping games for your phone, think again. Kakao Games has recently released a title called "VR Golf Online" on the Steam platform. Yes, Steam, your favorite mainstream PC game service.

Screenshot of Steam page for Kakao VR Golf. Image: Steam 

It looks like the game is played on the HTC Vive headset in full VR. It was released February 8th. It's got a "Mostly Positive" review, from 8 reviewers. The price is listed as ₩ 21,000 for me, and a quick run through a US proxy shows the price at $ 19.99.

Here's the trailer video for it, from the Kakao Games VR YouTube channel:


Here's the official description:
ABOUT THIS GAME - The VR Golf Online - Kakao Games Corp.
When Golf meets the limitless possibilities of Virtual Reality, the green is only inches away! Practice your swing and develop your techniques to improve your handicap. Step onto one of the 36 realistic holes, with additional courses planned for the near future. VR Golf Online can be played as a singleplayer (practice) mode, or against AI opponents. Compete and become the golf pro you've always wanted to be!
Key Features
  • Realistic physics simulate the true joy of playing Golf 
  • Includes 36 golf holes (additional courses are planned to be released after launch)
  • Built for HTC Vive
  • Supports HTC Vive VR controllers
  • Various Modes: Singleplayer, VS AI, Online(To be updated)
  • Supports 8 languages (English, Français, Español, Deutsche, Pусский, 中文, 日本語, 한국어)
[VR Golf Online on Steam]

Just in case you were suspicious as to whether actual Koreans made the game, here's a little hint:
Thank you for your interest in our game. We aiming to be the number one Golf VR game.

Check here for the full list of Kakao games on Steam (this is the only one right now).
http://store.steampowered.com/search/?publisher=Kakao%20Games%20Corp.

It looks like it's also available for the Oculus Rift at a cheaper price of ₩ 18,000 in Korea, $14.99 in America:
→ VR Golf Online | Oculus

And you can even follow them on Facebook at:


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