A group of developers has released a new survival horror videogame with support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset. Named Water Hazard, the PC title takes its inspiration from classic entries in the genre from the 1990’s such as Capcom’s Resident Evil series as well as the likes of Alone in the Dark and Dino Crisis. The title is free to download and play on both PC and Linux.
Water Hazard offers plenty of throwbacks to the original PlayStation-era survival horror titles, including static cameras, tanks controls, and a visual aesthetic akin to that of PlayStation titles. The title sees players slowly exploring environments much in the way they would one of the first 3 Resident Evil titles. As the developer advises: “Enjoy pixels, texture warping and clunky controls!”
Water Hazard was developed by a team of 6 people including coders, designers, artists and voice work. It was created as part of a 72 hour videogame development jam. Those interested can vote for the title on the jam website. Oculus Rift support can be toggled on and off with a press of the Tab key, though the title also features support for an Xbox controller. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR such as this and report back with the latest.