This week sees the launch of a brand new virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame on Valve’s Steam Greenlight service from indie developer Imaginary Game Studios. Named Perturbia, the title hopes to raise enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital store come full release. If all goes to plan then the experience will be released on PC in the final quarter of 2015 with full support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). A first trailer for the experience can be seen below.
Perturbia is a survival horror title played from a first-person perspective. As the title’s developer explains, it is meant to be an ‘old school’ experience focused on difficulty, with players struggling with limited resources and solving cryptic puzzles. Players assume the role of Jon, a young photographer that finds himself trapped in an old building, looking for a means of escape. It is not yet clear what sort of threats Jon will face in Perturbia.
The developer cites classic survival horror titles such as Silent Hill, Alone in the Dark and The 7th Guest as inspirations for Perturbia, with the team hoping to recapture the feeling that these videogames provided. Puzzles will range from logic-based challenges to ability-dependent trials. The experience is aiming to last at around 12 hours.
VRFocus will continue to follow Perturbia going forward, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s development.