Bloompix Studios announced that their first-person, psychological horror game, The Devil Awaits VR, has launched on additional VR platforms, including the Chinese-made Pico Goblin, and supported Android devices.
Unfortunately the game is still not available for the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, but I imagine if things go well for the developers on mobile devices they’ll likely make the leap to the larger VR platforms.
The game is like a lot of other typical VR psychological thrillers where you walk around, explore 3D environments, pick up items, solve light puzzles, and attempt to unfold the story about a character who apparently has a shady past.
The trailer for The Devil Awaits VR doesn’t do much to explain what’s really going on, but you can check it out below.
The actual gameplay looks fairly mundane, as you’ll do some exploration of various environments, progressing the story forward by completing various tasks in each environment. You can only interact with context-sensitive objects, so it’s not like you can just pick up any and everything or muck about by throwing vases at the wall, or breaking mirrors with beer bottles… and really, the best part about VR is acting like a drunk, physically abusive rageaholic without having to worry about ending up in the slammer for the weekend. Sadly, you won’t be able to do that sort of stuff in The Devil Awaits VR.
What you can do is partake in a traditional first-person adventure experience, with typical point-and-click controls, acquiring items and interacting with some NPCs along the way.
The graphics are also attuned for mobile devices, so don’t go in expecting the sort of visual fidelity you might be accustomed to from HTC Vive or Oculus Rift titles.
The developers are also planning to port the game to the HTC Focus, but the bigger desktop versions are still a ways off. A free versin is available on Android that allows you to explore a couple of areas before you’ll be required to purchase a copy of the game.
The Devil Awaits VR is available for $4.00 USD.
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