Starbear: Taxi-Funktronic Labs

Released May 2018 4.0★
A fast-paced, VR-native title that really delivers. Race a spaceship taxi around Starbear’s tiny, futuristic city to deliver busy bear passengers to their desired destinations. Bears gotta be places too, you know?!

3064 A.D. Fresh out of “hibearnation” (aka unemployment), Starbear is a mammal on a mission: to deliver as many busy bears to their desired destinations as possible, avoiding pesky raccoon bandits along the way. Featuring a novel VR-native RC flight-control system, you gain precise control over your space taxi, with a custom aerodynamics model that allows your flight skills to shine. ‘Starbear: Taxi’ is a fresh new title from Funktronic Labs, developers of award-winning titles Cosmic Trip and Nova-111.

*** Summary ***
TAXI PASSENGERS – Race bears around town before the clock runs out!
AVOID & CLEAR OBSTACLES – Watch out for those sneaky bandit raccoons!
EARN THE HIGHEST SCORE – Collect the most sweet honey money to win!

*** Features ***
* Immersive VR Gameplay – action-packed, skill-based taxi gameplay
* Fun VR Controls – natural physics-based RC flight controls — easy to learn, tough to master
* Cute-As-Heck Art Style – vibrant and colorful, with hand-crafted custom toon shaders
* Replayable – Highly replayable arcade experience, perfect to drop into and instantly play
* ♫ Dynamic Soundtrack ♫ – Music tuned to your personal playstyle
* Leaderboards – who among you & your friends will have the beary best score?
(also playable on Oculus Rift)

User Reviews

Aug 11, 2018
Starbear: Taxi is the kind of gaming experience that really shows off how fun a VR-first design can be, helping transform what could be a pedestrian concept into something magical. It really does feel like you’re remote-controlling a little bear’s taxi in a miniature world that you’re overlooking. With its one-more-try gameplay combined with the added incentive of seeing more of the crazy characters, quirky animations, and new ways to find your progress impeded, Starbear: Taxi makes for a must-try experience.

Aug 11, 2019
I really like this little game. It feels like a great arcade style experience.
Playing on oculus and Controlling the little spaceship using the motion controls and trigger is very satisfying and quite challenging to begin with. The control model is reminicent of an old game “Lander” and “Zarch” (later ‘Virus’ on console) on the Acorn Archimedes! When you get the hang of it, and start flinging the little ship around avoiding the enemies its great!
The two unlockable modes are good. The first is just an instant end if you get hit mode, which is ok. The second unlockable mode is a bullet -heck avoid the enemies game. And I really like that one!
I almost wish there was a “hardcore” flight mode that let you turn the little craft completely upside down, as per Zarch, so you could make power dives.

P.s. Those magnet enemies are my NEMISIS! Eatin my coins! Grr!
Love this game

Sep 05, 2019
Cute and fun for a few minutes, but gets really unfair with the timer and the baddies. Needing a score of 150 to progress from level 1 is just silly.

Apr 02, 2019
Unable to play the game on WMR, while it’s WMR compatible on steam.

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