Pew Pew: DayZ Creator Releases Out of Ammo

RocketWerkz’ VR project Out of Ammo has tiptoed into official release with very little fanfare. It’s quite sneaky for a game about leading little LEGO-esque soldiers into combat, guns a-blazin’. Out of Ammo has been an experimental attempt at VR for Dean Hall’s (DayZ) fledgling studio. It’s a strategy game that has you building up defenses and directing units as they head into battle, and controlling them yourself in first-person view if you want. See it in action in the launch trailer:

Alec tried it out for himself in early access and seemed to enjoy it well enough. RocketWerkz say they will continue to support the game after launch, with a series of free and paid content updates.

That’s not the only thing RocketWerkz has up their sleeve. They’re working on a brand new ‘AAA’ game that has yet to be announced. Dean Hall told our friends at EuroGamer that the game will be multiplayer, and that the team is looking to break new ground in the multiplayer space by creating new genres. That’s about all Hall was willing to say on that project.

In the meantime, we do know that multiplayer space sim Ion is definitely in the works. It was announced at E3 2015, but since then news has been sparse.

You can find Out of Ammo here on Steam for £14.99/€19.99/$19.99.


  1. Neosubu says:

    How many dayz into development before he’s going to abandon this game?

  2. Elusiv3Pastry says:

    If anyone is thinking of getting this I can say this is one of the best VR games available; I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it through early access.

  3. montorsi says:

    Hey, another early access game. I wonder if they’ll ever finish one of them?

  4. KDR_11k says:

    On the Giant Bomb coverage it looked almost like a tower defense. Also looked very fiddly but that may be a general issue with watching VR.

    • Elusiv3Pastry says:

      Yes, sort of. You have a fire base that you have to defend from incoming waves of troops from all directions. Periodically you get troop or building reinforcements, and you can choose where best to set up your sniper nests, machine gun bunkers, sand bags, etc. The really fun part is when you’re happy with your placements you can possess your little troopers a la Dungeon Keeper and fire at will.

    • MrUnimport says:

      Tower defense seems to be the oversaturated genre par excellence of VR right now.

      • Phasma Felis says:

        I suppose that makes sense, if it’s a well-established genre that actually translates easily to seated VR. The industry in general is scrambling to find new models for VR gaming since realizing that the beloved first/third-person camera makes people sick.

      • Flarn says:

        I think you are mixing up the Wave Shooter genre with Tower Defense. VR has a glut of Wave Shooters. TD, not so much. Some games have overlap between the two.

  5. Freud says:

    I wonder if VR is like Ouya at the moment, where there are so few units/players that it’s hard to get a lot of sales.

  6. Sin Vega says:

    Not at all interested in VR, so I don’t know how relevant this’ll ever be to me, but I have to admit it looks like it could be jolly fun.

  7. vahnn says:

    My Dean Hall Enthusiasm gun is all Out of Ammo.

  8. wykydtronik says:

    I still feel like VR is awkward

  9. maximus says:

    i feel like chicken tonight, LIKE CHICKEN TONIGHT!

  10. KeeFTM says:

    What the world really needed was another tower defence game.

    It’s not like there are thousands of people waiting for the next UPDATE for DayZ. Now we see the crap you’re spending time on