You might think that virtual reality (VR) is a strictly single-player affair. To a certain extent it is. However some creative videogame developers have made unique cooperative experiences that require players to work together in order to progress, with one supplying the other with information. Recently this has been seen in the likes of Black Hat, which passed a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign last month. The concept is also used in Time 2 Amaze, which recently launched for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
Time 2 Amaze is developed by 8E7 Midias Interativas. The title ideally requires two players, one of which will put on the Oculus Rift to find their way through a maze while another supplies them with information found in a PDF file that’s needed to progress. Players search for symbols that must be interpreted in order to guide the Oculus Rift user to the right exit. As soon as players enter the first chamber the maze’s ceiling starts to fall, putting them on a time limit.
The title can currently be downloaded for free over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta. It is available on PC, though there isn’t any word on possible Mac or Linux releases. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with all of the latest updates.