Asymmetric VR Party Game

© Fruit Golf, 2022


Fruit Golf offers a unique and innovative experience for players of all ages, only requiring one headset for the whole party. Where else can you golf a screaming watermelon down a pirate ship while avoiding sharks and Krakens with your friends? Other golfing games exist in VR and have proved that it is a successful genre of games. Much in the same way Mario Kart has a broader appeal than a racing simulation such as Forza, Fruit Golf takes established rules of a familiar sport and simplifies them while maintaining a fun atmosphere.

The award-winning asymmetric multiplayer virtual reality (VR) game Fruit Golf provides a quirky spin on golfing that allows players to be engaged with the game even as spectators. Players take turns putting on the VR headset and playing a round of golf. The players who are not immersed in the headset are still engaged with the game by being able to deploy obstacles to aid or sabotage other players with their connected mobile devices through a companion app on a smartphone or tablet. Our audience will observe how much interactive fun their family members and friends are having and will give an entry point into VR for people that have been previously considering but have not yet made the jump.


The concept of Fruit Golf originated in 2015 after receiving an early VR developer kit about a year before it was widely available. Coal Car Studio saw a need to share the VR experience with friends and family while only having access to a single headset. The inability to do this was key in sparking the idea for Fruit Golf. While not everyone has a VR headset, most people have smartphones or tablets. To create an experience that is accessible to as many people as possible, Fruit Golf uses mobile devices as secondary controllers — so everyone can get in the action! Today, the Fruit Golf team has grown and welcomed diverse and talented team members working together towards the goal of expanding the universe of Fruit Golf to a living room near you.


  • Fruit Golf allows spectators to fully join in on the fun. Through Magic Window style augmented reality immersion, mobile players are co-located with the VR player and see the virtual world extended into their living rooms, or wherever they happen to be playing.
  • With six themed VR golf courses and counting, the Fruit Golf universe is quickly expanding. The obstacles that are available to mobile players correspond to each theme too. For example, in the pirate ship course, mobile players can drop sharks, krakens, canons, and more onto the VR golfer.
  • Each fruit has its own physical characteristics which present unique benefits or challenges to the VR golfer when hit.
  • Audio is key to an immersive experience. Fruit Golf's score is an auditory delight with custom songs and sounds designed especially for the game.
  • Fruit Golf is a pass-and-play experience with quick, jam-packed VR sessions that will leave players of all VR experience levels wanting more.




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