Gorn: batter muscular men in VR next month

Not to be confused with the big alien lizard that once threw a polystyrene boulder at Captain Kirk, Gorn [official site] is a gladiatorial VR game from Broforce and Genital Jousting developers Free Lives. It looks exceedingly bloody and silly, and it’s coming to the Vive via Steam Early Access on July 10. Check out the trailer below.

Crikey. Those poor, bald, muscular men. They probably have bald, muscular families waiting for them back home. On the other hand, battering them does look like a great deal of gory, violent fun.

Publisher Devolver Digital promises an infinite supply of “poorly-animated” gladiators just waiting to be maimed and murdered with everything from swords and bows to nunchucks or even your own hands. Also, expect to be able to rip off limbs and brutalise foes with their own flaccid arms.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Gorn’s nightmarish audience, all angry floating heads, have stuck around. You can see them baying for blood, along with lots of grisly combat, in the Rooster Teeth Let’s Play from last year.


  1. Harlander says:

    I played an early version of this on my cousin’s Vive. It’s great fun, although it’s inevitable that you’ll whack any low-hanging light fixtures above you while playing (and anyone near the play area is at risk) due to the sheer, energetic flailing it entails.

  2. MajorLag says:

    Somehow my early-morning brain managed to parse the title with “musical” instead of “muscular” and I imagined an entirely different game.

  3. UncleLou says:

    “Not to be confused with the big alien lizard that once threw a polystyrene boulder at Captain Kirk”

    At Kirk’s Rock, no less, location of 357,937 films.

  4. Will the wtf says:

    The floating easter island looking heads are gone but at 30 seconds you can see there are 3 audience people wearing big masks. Too much polish I fear.

  5. Gorncaptain says:

    I don’t approve of this heinous lack of playable rubber lizard men.

  6. montfalcon says:

    I clicked on that Genital Jousting Steam link, and wow, that sure is… something.

  7. JiminyJickers says:

    Sold! Looks awesome, will definitely grab it, haha.