One of the best uses for virtual reality (VR) so far is giving users the chance to explore dramatic environments that they would never normally encounter. Such an experience has recently launched in Apocalyptic City from indie developer Slluxx. Available to download for free now, the title features full support for both the Oculus Rift head-mounted display’s (HMD) first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2).
Apocalyptic City simply places users in a larger environment that is littered with decayed, crumbling buildings that tower overhead. Nature has reclaimed this environment with trees and bushes surrounding the structures as well as growing up through them. It’s not possible to enter these buildings yourself, though you can still enjoy the scene from below, walking around the area at your leisure.
As the developer reveals, this is simply the first iteration of this experience, with another build planned. This update will include a night time version of the same setting along with a flashlight and, as the developer teases, a new, ‘scary’ feature. There’s currently no word on when the updated build will arrive although the developer has suggested that he might build the experience into a full open-world horror title.
Apocalyptic City can currently be downloaded through the Oculus VR Share Beta on PC. There’s no word on possible Mac or Linux versions of the experience. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with all of the latest updates.