This month sees the launch of another unique experience for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Indie developer kinjutsu has released PC first-person experience Painted Cave onto the official Oculus VR Share Beta where it can be downloaded for free. Although there are no Mac or Linux versions, the title is compatible with both the first and second Oculus Rift development kits (DK1 and DK2).
Painted Cave is described by its developer as a short VR experience that will only take around two minutes to see through. In this time, players will explore an ancient cavern that’s been decorated with wall paintings. The developer has explained that the project was inspired by rock art found in the Southern California area and was created to prototype ideas for ‘larger scale’ projects in the future.
The experience was created using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. Short exploratory titles such as this are popular among indie developers working with VR, although few boast as unique a setting at this. It wasn’t revealed just what other projects kinjutsu is working on at this point in time, though VRFocus will be sure to follow the developer closely and reporting back with any updates on its work.