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Blast your hovercycle through the enemy's crushing forces under a bright blue sky!

Drawing inspiration from saturated, hectic, and skill-based arcade games new and old, including games like Burning Force, Border Down, and DARIUSBURST, Horizon Vanguard is a VR action game that aims to combine the speed, focus, and density of arcade shooting games with the immersion and input capabilities of modern VR technology. Use your hovercycle to dodge enemy fire and attack armored ground targets while taking aim with your pistol to destabilize and destroy aerial foes! Use your radar to get your bearings when overwhelmed!


  • Support for PC VR headsets and flat-screen traditional monitor play
  • Unique mechanics mixing bullet hell dodging and light gun accuracy
  • An arcade game structure: short, dense, and challenging
  • 15 branching stages full of unique environments, enemies, and bosses, with access dependent the player's ability to find hidden intel
  • Comfortable movement in VR while maintaining a blistering sense of speed
  • A catchy, melodic soundtrack by Ken Snyder (aka coda)

Check out the demo and leave your feedback below!

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Made withHTC Vive, Oculus Rift
Tags3D, Arcade, Bullet Hell, htc-vive, Low-poly, Oculus Rift, Perma Death, Shoot 'Em Up, Virtual Reality (VR)
InputsOculus Rift


Buy Now$14.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

HorizonVanguard_V1.2.0.zip 580 MB
HorizonVanguard_V1.1.0.zip 586 MB

Download demo

"Location Test" Demo 1.6 236 MB

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If I ever have a VR headset you bet this is gonna be one of the first games I try. Probably right after half life alyx.


Pretty darn amazing Arcade action game. Technically made for VR, but the non-VR version is super fun already. I think what really makes this game work as it does is its mix of different mechanics that really come well to keep you on your toes. You'll balance shooting straight ahead, while picking up enemies out of the sky combined with avoiding incoming bullets in a bullet hell style extra top down mode. Add several hidden routes, highscore replayability and unlocking credits to survive the onslaught of enemies, you hae all the tools to motivate you to bite through this and enjoy the wild ride. Great stuff. 4,5/5

More Itch Bundle impressions: https://tomalexi.itch.io/
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Does this work on Windows 7? Steam page doesn't mention it.

This is pretty rad! One note though, the hands are backwards when using Oculus Touch Left is right, right is left).

Really fun shooter though!

Hi there, this looks really awesome.

I work at Mozilla on the Mixed Reality & VR team (https://mixedreality.mozilla.org/), working on WebVR (https://webvr.rocks/) and A-Frame (https://aframe.io/). We're working on the WebGL players for Unity/Unreal Engine to properly support the WebVR API (https://github.com/caseyyee/unity-webvr-export).

We'd be ecstatic and grateful if you're willing to share your game's source code with us — and my colleague and I will do all the hacking and experimenting.

We really want to be able to have good starting examples (and proof!) that with just a few button clicks, you can be loading your Unity/Unreal VR games directly from within your Web browser.

With your permission, we could also use your project as a case-study sample and share it as well on a few of our web sites.

Let me know if any of this sounds of interest to you. My email's cvan<at>mozilla<dot>com, or you can reach me on Twitter, @cvanw. Thank you very much!


Absolutely love  this demo and was super happy to see it has support for non vr players, too often it is just one or the other. But blazing fast gameplay, an interesting esthetic, a super smooth feel, it doesn't get much better than this!