It’s no secret that Oculus VR is working on its very own videogames for both the Oculus Rift and Gear VR virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD). So far the only title that the company has revealed is Gear VR’s HeroBound: First Steps. That doesn’t mean that members of the Oculus VR team aren’t working on their own VR projects, however. Chris Pruett, Developer Relations for the company, is doing just that with the indie studio that he co-founded, Robot Invader. The developer is currently working on bringing its murder mystery title Dead Secret to Gear VR.
As Pruett explains in a development blog, Dead Secret is set in a rural home once belonging to a reclusive individual who has recently passed. The blog mainly talks about the challenges of developing and rendering such an environment on the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone with which Gear VR runs but does mention that puzzles will feature. A brief look at the title, which the developer has stressed is a very early glimpse, can be seen below. It reveals a first-person perspective in which players search the house for objects.
Pruett also reassures that Dead Secret will run at 60 frames per second (FPS). “This performance profile gives us space to stock the house with details, clues, a dead body or two, and maybe even a psycho killer,” the developer teases. “Ah, but, I mustn’t spoil it for you. I’ve already said too much. Just, uh, keep your eyes peeled for Dead Secret in 2015.” It wasn’t mentioned if the title could also be in development for the Oculus Rift, although it certainly sounds like a strictly mobile affair at this point in time.
VRFocus will continue to follow Dead Secret, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s progress.