The Chinese Room made a VR parable for Google Daydream

From Engadget - September 22, 2017

The game is split into several chapters, each around five to seven minutes in duration. The Chinese Room describes it as an "interactive animated film" with simple controls, making it an ideal entry point for those new to VR. Players assume the role of Custodian 98, a sentient machine that tends to a utopia known as Kenopsia: An environment built to accommodate cryogenically frozen humans upon their awakening. If the premise is not enough to get you excited, the gameplay (which looks packed with the atmospheric hallmarks associated with the studio's influential back catalog) probably will.

The Chinese Room is not the first British indie developer to take a stab at VR. Google Daydream already boasts a sci-fi title, dubbed Earthshape, from Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell. And, in 2015, Samsung's Gear VR nabbed Land's End from Ustwo (makers of the hit mobile game Monument Valley).


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