Indie developer Kite & Lightning has seen a strong response to its Senza Peso virtual reality (VR) opera since its release last week. The VR community has really fallen for the unique experiment, with some user comments naming it among the best experiences they’ve seen for the Oculus Rift VR headset that it works with. If you didn’t get the chance to download it from the developer’s website, then you may be happy to know that it has now arrived on Oculus VR’s official software portal.
The title is now available on the Oculus VR Share Beta, a platform where Oculus Rift developers and enthusiasts can download a range of experiences to sample with the headset. It is currently available to download for free on PC. Also posted on the page is the short film that accompanies the experience. This is a mini opera of sorts that takes viewers on a tour of the realms of the afterlife.
Once players have watched the film they can download the experience and visit its locations themselves. The experience is designed to be more of a virtual tour than a videogame with mechanics and systems, but its powerful sense of presence has made it a clear hit with the community. The film itself took a total of five years to create while the VR experience was created using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 in the space of eight weeks.
The experience joins other a similar VR tour based on Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro as one of the many recent additions to the Oculus VR Share Beta. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, bringing you the very latest.