Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) has been keeping its Oculus VR Share platform up to date with a range of free experiences recently. Undoubtedly one of the more surreal and impressive titles to release for the portal in recent weeks is a demo SightLine: The Chair from an indie development team led by Tomas Mariancik, which is compatible with both the Oculus Rift’s first and second development kits (DK1 + DK2).
SightLine: The Chair asks users to explore a range of varied and strange environments by looking around using the Oculus Rift’s head-tracking. At certain times players will need to look in specific locations or avoiding looking at other aspects. Tools such as flashlights and binoculars will also be utilised. The story sees humanity abandoning Earth and searching for new areas to live by exploring ‘reality splinters’.
The title started life as a prototype for the VR Jam held by Oculus VR in 2013. The experience has since moved into full production. SightLine: The Chair is also currently running a Steam Greenlight campaign to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come full release. Said release is currently planned for December 2014. VRFocus will continue to follow the title, reporting back with any further updates on its development.