Have you ever seen those videos where a bunch of ducklings are following a person because they think it’s their mommy? I’ve seen a bunch and I think it’s adorable. But you know what would be even cooler? If they were a bunch of ducks in space, wearing little space helmets and they were trying to find their way back to Earth. Well, I present to you, Homeward Duck.
What is this game?
Well, it’s a VR adventure about leading a bunch of ducks back to Earth. I don’t know how they got to space. I don’t know who put on their helmets. All I know is that I need to help them get back to Earth before the foxes in flying saucers show up and try to shoot my feathery little friends. Oh, and the game is one more thing. It’s Free. Isn’t that cool?
What are you?
You are an alien. A big green friendly alien who, for some reason, has decided to help these poor lost ducks get back to Earth. But how would you lead them back to their big glue/green rock in space? With bread of course. Apparently aliens not only have bread but they also know that ducks love it enough to follow a trail of it, no matter where it leads.
So what do you do?
You place pieces of bread along the path you want the ducks to take, in hopes that they will make it back to Earth. Just make sure that you don’t lead them into a black hole, because they will gladly throw their lives away for a piece of bread. And keep an eye open the foxes in flying saucers, because they will try to shoot the helpless ducks.
Three levels and five to ten minutes of gameplay is definitely nothing to write home about. But for free, it’s more than you can ask for. It is a small and silly game that will not eat up your entire weekend, but it just might put a smile on your face. Check it out on Steam if you have a HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift.