A downloadable game for Windows

About the Game

King of the Drills is a turn-based tactical VR game featuring clans of hyper-intelligent moles battling for domination.

The moles have peaked in their technological ventures and strive to increase their intelligence even further by acquiring territory and resources. Each clan is ruled by a Commander Mole, a respected leader who commands their troops from above the battlefield in their command craft.

During the game, the player controls the Commander and a squad of four moles. They alternate between the tactical command view, plotting their strategies and viewing statistics, before switching to one of the squad moles. Here they can move, build cover and use their equipment by spending the action points they have on their turn. There are four mole classes; Infantry, Engineer, Sniper and Tank.

About the Project

Starting as a university project, King of the Drills has gone on to take part in the competition DARE Academy  and was demoed at EGX 2019. Our goal is to develop the game even further so it can be released as a full title.

About Us

We are a Dundee-based games studio, aiming to create fun and original games. 

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Note: Currently only works with Oculus Rift/Quest headsets and controllers.


KotD Demo.zip 713 MB

Install instructions

Hardware Requirements

  • Oculus Rift
  • One or more Oculus Sensors
  • Two Oculus Touch Motion Controllers

Recommended Hardware Specifications

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 980ti or AMD Radeon RX 570
  • Storage: 544 MB

Software Requirements

  • Oculus Rift Software

How to Run the Game

  1. Ensure your Oculus Rift and controllers are ready with the Oculus software running.
  2. Double click King of the Drills Demo.exe
  3. The game will begin in the Molehill Base hub.
  4. The missions Bootcamp Tutorial and Garden Assault are available to play.
  5. Select the mission you’d like to play by grabbing the mission stick on your left and pointing it at the mission node. Press the trigger to select the mission and then pull the lever to your right to start.
  6. For first time users, it is recommended to play Bootcamp Tutorial in order to become familiar with the gameplay and various VR interactions.
  7. If you need to quit the game or access any settings, press the Y button to access the menu.
  8. Enjoy the game!

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    i played this game at a gaming convention back in 2019 i still have the badge and won and then loved the game i still like playing it and i think its a very good game

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    I played your game on my YouTube channel and gave some feedback on your game here. We're a smaller channel however we've growing fairly quickly and this was my first ever time trying VR on the channel and your game happened to be uploaded around the time I was making this video. I'd welcome you to come check out the video and the video containing your game will be up tomorrow the 13th at 9AM. Have a great day and keep making games because this was very cool! In the video there are time stamps in the description if you wish to jump to your game! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXoSYqva_jP83Ah3YOZx8eQ