Earlier in the month Samsung revealed its first entry into the virtual reality (VR) scene with Gear VR, a new head-mounted display (HMD) using a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone as a display, built in partnership with Oculus VR. A steady stream of videogames have been announced for the device since then and today sees indie developer Coatsink join them with the reveal of its long-teased Gear VR title, Esper.
Esper is a first-person puzzle experience set in an alternate 1975. Players assume the role of a citizen undergoing a new government testing program known as ESPR. The tests are designed to train citizens in using telekinetic abilities, which mankind has started to develop. Players are ‘trained’ throughout a series of increasingly challenging puzzles. The experience is set inside a room that morphs and changes as new tests are presented.
The videogame is being developed using the Unity engine. This marks the first VR project from Coatsink, which is also developing an upcoming PC and console-bound platform videogame named Shu. Little else is known about Esper right now, although Coatsink will be showcasing the title at this year’s EGX London running from 25th – 28th September at Earls Court, London. VRFocus will continue to follow both Esper and Coatsink’s progress going forwards, reporting back with any further updates on development.