Indie developer Ryan Bousfield has released a short virtual reality (VR) experience onto the Oculus VR Share Beta named A Chair in a Room. The first-person horror title is compatible with the Oculus Rift VR headset and is available to download for free on Mac. There isn’t any mention of a PC or Linux version just yet. The project was designed to help the developer test a number of ideas in VR and to understand the capabilities of the Oculus Rift.
A Chair in a Room sits players in a dank, dark environment in which they can use the Oculus Rift’s head tracking technology to look around. It’s not long before the lights start to flicker and players hear noises. From there they’re treated to quite a fright. The title uses 3D audio and the Oculus Rift’s 3D visuals in an attempt to make players feel like they’re in the centre of a horror film.
Players can looking around the room for clues as to what is going on before the experience comes to an end. The title features an original soundtrack. Bousfield hasn’t revealed if his work here will contribute to making a full VR horror experience or perhaps something new entirely. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, bringing you the latest.