While Half-Life: Alyx has dominated gaming news this week Valve’s sci-fi epic doesn’t support every virtual reality (VR) headset. Today sees the launch of another strong gaming brand, Fireproof Games’ The Room VR: A Dark Matter, making the leap from mobile devices to virtually every major headset.
If you’ve ever played The Room videogames before you’ll know they’re a mixture of magic and fiendishly elaborate puzzles which tend to revolve around a central puzzle box. As the series expanded these puzzles have expanded to include entire rooms and this is very much how The Room VR: A Dark Matter is laid out.
It wasn’t just the puzzles which were important in the franchise, the storyline also played a crucial role in creating the rich universe fans know and loved. The Room VR: A Dark Matter continues this by taking place in London circa 1908, at the British Institute of Archaeology. An esteemed Egyptologist has disappeared which prompts a police investigation and a step into the unknown.
Thanks to the power of VR, for the first time you’ll be able to directly interact with the puzzles, examining cryptic locations and using some fantastical gadgets in the process. The Room VR: A Dark Matter should also be fairly comfortable for most players as it employs a node-based teleportation system, so there’s no uncomfortable locomotion to worry about.
The Room VR: A Dark Matter is available now via Steam for Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S, Valve Index, Vive Cosmos, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets; PlayStation VR and Oculus Quest.
Another one of VRFocus’ Most Anticipated VR Games Coming in 2020 to be released, Paper Beast has also arrived and Phantom: Covert Ops is now scheduled for a June launch. For further updates on The Room VR: A Dark Matter and Fireproof Games’ continued support of VR, keep reading VRFocus.
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