Wands was one of the earlier entries into the VR spellcasting genre. Unlike Carbon Studios’ The Wizards (which is also on Quest), though, the game is focused on multiplayer battles. Players kit out their own wands with an array of spells. It’s closer in style to Insomniac Games’ more modern take on spell-binding battles, The Unspoken.
The game also features a single-player survival mode in which you take down multiple enemies in different arenas. Check out the launch trailer for the Quest above. It looks like the game is still looking sharp on the platform.
Over the years Wands has received several updates adding new maps, workshops, characters and other tweaks to the game.
We first reviewed Wands all the way back in the Gear VR days. For the time it carried gorgeous visuals and fun combat. The game felt at odds with the three degrees of freedom (3DOF) tracking on mobile platforms, though. That issue was rectified when the game came to PC VR headsets later on. With Quest, though, you can play Wands on a mobile platform with full head and hand tracking for the first time.
Elsewhere, Cortopia is currently busy developing its next VR game, Down The Rabbit Hole. As the name suggests, it’s set in the world of Alice in Wonderland. We got to try the game at Gamescom last month and found something with a captivating mix of storytelling and gameplay styles. Suffice to say, we’re really looking forward to it.