Indie developer Nick Pittom has released both Mac and Linux versions of his virtual reality (VR) adaption of the bus stop scene from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro. The new versions of the project join the PC release that was launched late last week. They arrive shortly after Pittom upgraded the PC version of the title, improving its overall performance. The experience can be played using the Oculus Rift VR headset.
The new versions can be downloaded from Pittom’s blog. My Neighbour Totoro VR allows users to tour the bus stop scene from the 1988 anime classic. It includes an animated Totoro as well as the iconic catbus that arrives later in the scene. Players can survey the area in VR, interacting with some objects and finding easter eggs that the developer has hidden within. It is the second Studio Ghibli VR adaption from the developer, the other being based on Spirited Away.
Once work on the project is finished up Pittom will move on to developing a new project based on classic anime series Cowboy Bebop. There the developer hopes to address aspects previously untouched such as dialogue and expanded interaction. After that title is released, the developer will begin work on his first full videogame, Decay Theory, as part of his new independent development studio, Fire Panda. VRFocus will continue to follow the developer’s progress and report back with all the latest.