It’s already been a big week for indie developer Unello Design. The team has just released its virtual reality (VR) compatible relaxation experience, Eden River, onto the Android mobile operating system (OS) with support for the Google Cardboard smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD). The title is currently available on handsets for £1.27 GBP. But if you would rather play the experience on PC with the Oculus Rift then you’re in luck; today sees the launch of the full PC version of Eden River following its pre-release version.
Just as with experiences such as Perfect Beach and Guided Meditation, Eden River tasks players with simply relaxing inside a virtual world. Slip on a HMD and users will find themselves floating down a peaceful river, with no pressing mechanics or issues to worry about. Instead they just simply sit and admire the picturesque environment with its exotic wildlife, listening to an acoustic soundtrack from lead developer Aaron Lemke as they drift downstream. According to the developers, the title is already being used in research labs and special education classrooms.
Eden River offers two modes, with a standard linear option in which players follow a set path as well as Endless Exploration Mode. Here the videogame will randomly generated new areas as players drift, meaning that the experience can last for as long as they see fit. Those that are drawn to the developer’s tranquil approach to VR can also head to the developer’s website to find more demos for other relaxing experiences such as Walking Man and the developer’s latest VR title, Lunadroid 237.
Act fast and you’ll be able to pick up Eden River at a discounted price for £8.99 as part of a launch sale. VRFocus will continue to follow the title and Unello Design’s work, reporting back with any further updates.