Oculus Rift game about hitchhiking zombies takes Best in Show in Kyoto

The Oculus Rift game Modern Zombie Taxi Driver has taken top spot at Bit Summit, the indie game festival in Kyoto. Yes, there is such a thing as Japanese independent games. Not much info is out there on this zombie-bussing game so far aside from a hands-on impression by Destructoid, which says that its basically the Sega’s open-world racer Crazy Taxi with zombies in virtual reality. This admittedly sounds great because, I mean, it’s Crazy Taxi with zombies in virtual reality. 

Over on its developer’s Vitei site, there’s also this gallery of pictures of zombies riding uncomfortably in cars, which exudes a cheerfully awkward Octodad vibe. A little bit of gaming history: that company was founded by the guy who Nintendo brought over to help them with Mode 7 technology and create their earliest 3D games, like Starfox, so it’s in good hands. Let’s assume that it will be seeing a broader release since it has a professional site, and since it won a best indie game award.