When we eventually develop an artificial intelligence (AI) able to govern the entire planet, what will we do with it? It could turn out to be the most rational ruler we've ever had and open the door to Utopia, or it could go full Skynet. We'd definitely need to test it super-thoroughly, and indie Brazilian developer Ludact has an idea about what that might look like, as revealed in the early access release of Unbinary.
When you think of film noir, your first association probably isn't "futuristic VR robot mystery," but that's exactly what we'll be getting later this year in indie Israeli developer Peanut Button's upcoming The Secret of Retropolis.
Masks are probably the last thing anyone wants to think about these days, but it's a whole different kind of face coverings at the heart of Maskmaker, an upcoming virtual reality puzzle-adventure from the creators of A Fisherman's Tale.
Ever wanted to pilot your own mech? Imagine the power, the size, the awesome technology behind it. And then imagine ... how the heck you're actually going to drive this thing – especially if it's alien and comes with no instruction manual. This is the basic premise behind A Rogue Escape, a VR reimagining of 2019's intriguing sci-fi sim Nauticrawl.
We've probably all dreamed we could fly, but have you ever woken up from that dream to find out you CAN fly? Well, VR gamers will have the chance to do just that with today's release of Visiontrick Media's Mare.
Most escape room adventures are simple affairs that confine you to a single space at a time until you manage to get out. Not so with Flow Weaver, an upcoming VR exclusive that lets you transport yourself to multiple dimensions – or perhaps, transport them to you – in order to break free of your physical contraints.
The World of Darkness universes have been tabletop role-playing staples for decades, and have occasionally even made the successful leap to PC, such as in the acclaimed Vampire: The Masquerade series. The next video game adaptation, and the first for virtual reality, will be Fast Travel Games' upcoming Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife.
Did the lost island of Atlantis every really exist? And if so, what actually happened to it? The answers to these questions, at least according to the upcoming VR adventure Ryte: The Eye of Atlantis, is a resounding "yes" and "you'll soon find out!"
Hard as it is to believe, it's been over a decade since Sam & Max last (dis)graced our gaming screens, but everyone's favourite suit-wearing canine and hyperkinetic rabbity thing are back! Or will be soon enough, as indie developer Happy Giant has announced the VR-exclusive action-adventure Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual!
In 2018, Charm Games took players to a unique fantasy world somewhere between the real one and the afterlife. Next the indie Canadian developer is going back to the well but in a much darker and different location in the upcoming Trial by Teng – A Twilight Path Adventure.
Most of us will never come close to outer space, but what if we could travel to and even impact extraordinary new worlds just through a telescope? Sound far-fetched? Perhaps physically, yes, but not virtually, as we can see for ourselves in the limited-time Steam demo for Played With Fire's upcoming VR exclusive, Stargaze.
Most Lovecraft-inspired adventures take place in the dreary American northeast, but not so with Desolatium, a free interactive mystery adventure from Superlumen that's about to get a major overhaul via crowdfunding support on Kickstarter.
Perhaps the only thing creepier than roaming a dark old house in a video game is doing so in a virtual reality video game. Those brave enough and sufficiently equipped should brace themselves for doing just that, as indie Spanish developer Come Over Gaming's DreamBack VR is due to arrive later this spring.
Being isolated and lonely is often unpleasant in real life, but it can make for a compelling virtual experience, such as in Recluse Industries' newly released PSVR exclusive, Separation.
When Lewis Carroll wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, even he probably couldn't have conceived of something like virtual reality ever coming to fruition. But some 150 years later that's exactly what's happened, and soon players can descend Down the Rabbit Hole themselves in VR.