Last year Charm Games gave us FORM, an abstract virtual reality puzzler set largely in a world of darkness filled with mechanical devices. For their next act, the indie developer has turned on the lights for more a more fantastical adventure, the newly-released Twilight Path.
With the advent of virtual reality, it seems like the artificial world is more lifelike than ever, and that goes double for Chiaro and the Elixir of Life, an upcoming VR-exclusive sci-fi/fantasy adventure that was recently funded through Kickstarter.
Slowly but surely, virtual reality is beginning to absorb the kind of first-person exploratory puzzlers that were once the near-exclusive domain of standard PC displays. The latest such game to hop on the VR bandwagon is Aspyr Media's Torn, a "dark-science fiction mystery inspired by The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror" (the TV show, not the game).
Cloud-connected personal assistants aside, it will probably be some time before the robots come for our jobs in earnest. But the upcoming sci-fi adventure ManMade aims to explore what our lives might be like if the AI revolution really does take a turn for the worse, and how the very people who helped create it might be driven to rebel against a world of their own making.
First-person VR lets players see the world the same way that their in-game avatar sees it, putting us right into the character’s shoes and immersing us in the sights and sounds of the virtual universe. Putting a spin on the standard formula, Italian studio Tiny Bull is using the same technology not to enhance visual immersion, but to limit it in their upcoming narrative-driven psychological thriller, Blind.
Real-time adventures are a tough thing to pull off, which is probably why we get so few of them and The Last Express continues to be so beloved two decades after its release. But now Tequila Works is hoping to break into that space with The Invisible Hours, a murder mystery whodunit designed in the style of "immersive theater."
It's not our place to pronounce who the devil awaits (if you think you're one of them... repent!), but we can tell you that The Devil Awaits VR is now available for mobile VR devices.
As gamers we are used to picking up the pieces of a post-apocalyptic world, but what if we could save humanity in the midst of its cataclysmic destruction? Virtual reality players now have the opportunity to do just that – at least in part – thanks to the launch of Innocent VR on HTC Vive.
It's a truism that the scariest things in life are those we imagine. Unfortunately for the star of Red Limb Studio's Rise of Insanity (but very fortunate for us), that's exactly what players are up against in the newly-released psychological horror game.
As anyone who's ever played the legendary adventure studio's Myst series or Obduction knows, Cyan never makes anything easy. So of course the announcement of their next game would arrive with only an enticing teaser trailer and just a few cryptic story details.
Space may be the final frontier, but virtual reality is surely the next one, and both are front and center in the newly-released VR adventure Lone Echo.
The studio behind last year’s mystery thriller Dead Secret has been hard at work crafting a follow-up game, titled Dead Secret Circle, which is due to arrive before the end of the year.
Have you ever been out in the wilds, somewhere you felt totally cut off from civilisation? You’ll fit right in, then, as the hero of The Solus Project, the latest title from Sweden's Teotl Studios, whose last game was the puzzle-platformer Unmechanical. Stranded on an empty world, light years from home and with the fate of humanity resting on your shoulders, you must survive and uncover the secrets of the lost race that once called this place home.
You might not look for a "philosophical first-person puzzle game" from Croteam, ceators of the Serious Sam series, but that's exactly what we're going to get when The Talos Principle is released this fall.