A downloadable game for Windows

This is a very early prototype of my physics based VR gladiator brawler, working title GORN. You'll need a Vive to play it. Lots of placeholder stuff and lots of jank but you should be able to get an idea of what the game is about.

I really appreciate all forms of feedback, even (especially!) if you didn't like it, so please let me know what you think: @rrza on twitter, or leave a comment here.

The game isn't quite ready for me to make a trailer, but here is a video on youtube of someone playing to give you an idea:

If you want to make a video of yourself playing this, please go ahead I really appreciate it, I'd just also really appreciate it if you mention that the game is a pre-alpha tech demo that is in no way representative of the final game's quality :)

If you would like to keep up with development of the game, you can either follow me on twitter: @rrza or sign up for the GORN mailing list here:


I promise I won't email you more than 3 times: Once when there's an updated free version, once when the game launches on Early Access, and once when the game is finally released.

More information

Published178 days ago
TagsFighting, gladiator, Physics, Violent, Virtual Reality, vive, vr
Average durationA few seconds
InputsHTC Vive


GORN.zip (63 MB)


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Hey Raithza, my dad was working with one of the people that I guess.. built or own the company that produces the htc vive..I guess? they have something to do with it. And we managed to be able to beta test the htc vive for them, for free. They supplied us with a computer and the vive, and some games they want us to test. Because of this, I was wondering if I would be able to play the closed beta as a test. If not, thats fine and I will just buy the game when it comes out or download the new version when it becomes public. if you want to contact me my email is picantemetal87@gmail.com. Thanks!!!!

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I grabbed a guy by the chest with my left hand and brought my right down on his head over and over until there was nothing left but a bloody stump. I became disgusted and horrified, I dropped his now-lifeless body to the ground and raised my bloody fists in victory and shame.

Five stars, can't wait to buy the full version.

  1. can you please make it combateble with other VR

Please can you make it Mac Compatable please!

Hey raithza,

I've had this game since Christmas and it is still probably my favorite VR. I know you were shooting to get this into early access by around February, is that still a realistic goal? Super excited for more content to come to this game

Love this game! Despite only being a demo it's brilliant. The over the top cartoon levels of gore and dismemberment are hilarious.

It would be nice to have a stabby sword like a gladius as well as a slashy one. If it makes things too easy then maybe shorten it like a dagger. Dual wielding swords is probably my favourite mode.

An axe could also be interesting but I dont know how you'd make it different. Maybe it gets stuck in the enemy's head.

Lastly, and this is a bit silly, but after a decapitation. Could the headless body run around flailing like a chicken for a bit.. assuming its still got legs. Or the detached head could have eyes that follow you.. possibly with animated eyebrows doing an angry face (\/) or surprised face (/\) darting left and right in a "wtf?!" kind of way.

Cant wait til it's released - a definite buy for me!

i completely forgot to check for an update to this game, nice changes so far. Keep up the good work and pls add limb dismemberment by bare hands

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when was the latest up date



im having issue loading the game, do i download straight through the vive? Im confused on how to get it to work, since there are no instructions :S

Right above the comments section, there is a button labeled, "Download". Then, say that you want to save and open folder. There should be two things in that folder, Gorn (Application) and Gorn Data. Put those two in your desktop and click the (I think it is Unity) logo that says GORN under it. Your game should start from there.


Hey I was wonding how to change the reolution, its stuck at a low one


I don't think you can, this is just a demo, ;)


Hey Raithza!

About 1/3 of my play area is behind the back wall in the game. Is there any way to adjust where the play area is in the arena? I just want to scoot it forward some.

Hi raithza

Just wanted to say that even months later GORN is still one of my all-time favourites. My business was down at a local LAN in Perth, WA and doing some live mixed-reality demo's and I thought I'd throw GORN on to see how it fared with a static camera.

Works great and I can't wait to get some better quality lighting so we can make the player less transparent, will for sure be doing more in the future. Thanks for the awesome experience.


That's great! The build you are using is also quite a bit older than the current build, you might want to redownload for better physics/graphics/combat/everything :)

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PLEASE add enemies with bows! Besides this the only problem with the game is you can't skip the tutorial and this game makes me so sweaty after. HTC Vives should have cooling systems.


I just had this pop into my head, are you planning on having Trading Cards? This is for steam.

Had the vive since christmas and this is still my go-to "fun" game. Love the ideas for progression, any thoughts of a "style" points type system for more elegant takedowns? Oh and yes I also broke a light fitting playing :-)

Yep, there are style points in the game now!

An option to show room boundaries or the room center on the ground would be nice, like a chalk outline kind of thing. I was having really great fun, but I punched a wall too hard and now I only have one controller =P a couple other people seem to have broken things getting too into this game as well, I think some visual indicator like that might help =)

That's a default option in SteamVR ya dingus, you didn't really turn it off did you?

Hm, apparently I did. It's never been needed in anything else, as so few games I've played require a quick punching or stabbing motion, so the grid becoming visible when you get close to the edge was good enough, so I guess I forgot it was a thing. Welp. Expensive lesson learned =P


hey, does anybody know a way i could replicate the gore in this game in unreal engine?


#hardwork #dedication




Is it possible you can recreate this game for PC, like no VR needed... I only have Samsung VR and Utopia 360, and only Utopia has some controllers... so I think it would be fun, not as fun as with VR, but still fun to play on PC. Of course, I know it must be hard making these games, so I don't want to be rude and tell you to make sure you make it for PC.

P.S. I saw gameplay, and this game is hilarious. I wish I had a VR to play it :D

there are loads of non vr swordfighting games on pc, have you tried chivalry or die by the sword?


No I haven't, but I will go try them out now... thanks :D


Do you have a release date for this game...an will the game be purchasable through Steam?

no release date yet but hopefully the game will be on early access on Steam in february!


I will be the first to buy it!


Can I play with oculus touch? I have seen people on youtube playing it


yeah the game works just fine with the touch controllers since thats what i have been using and I have had not problems on my end

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