Technology is great, isn't it? It advances so fast and adds so much to our lives... until it all goes disastrously wrong. You can find out for yourselves just how wrong it can go for one unfortunate family in Kamile: The Fall, a short interactive drama in five parts that has just debuted on Early Access.
It's 2084 in New Vilnius, a time when "the job market is already dominated by AI," forcing many people to "lend their brainpower for Neural Mining processes and further empower AI capabilities." Players control Kamile Adomaitis, a "lonely mother" whose son Bobby "carries [an] AI prototype in his brain." The problem is that "the corporation which created the prototype wants it back," and when a "work-related tragic incident turns into family drama, Kamile is forced to fight and flight in order to protect her son and his secrets."
Created exclusively for virtual reality, Kamile is an interactive first-person "family survival drama" using 6DOF technology with an "augmented reality-driven" interface. Though the game's primary focus is on storytelling, it also promises "various gameplay elements" that will include "hacking, shooting and brain invasion sequences." As you attempt to navigate a dystopian future world in which "humanity keeps on inventing and dealing with the new and unforeseen consequences of scientific success," mission goals are designed to be meaningful by challenging your "way of thinking through empathy and personal experiences."
Kamile: The Fall will be a fairly short game even when all five episodes are completed, with each chapter expected to take about 15-30 minutes to play. The first of these is now available through Steam Early Access. When finished, the full game will be available on "all major VR headsets including Oculus, HTC Vive, and PSVR." To follow its progress in the meantime, drop by the official website for additional details.