This week sees the launch of a new Steam Greenlight campaign for an intriguing virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame by the name of Solo: Gaze Into Madness. The title’s developer hopes to raise enough positive votes through the campaign in order to approve the full videogame for sale on Valve’s digital store come launch. Should the campaign prove successful then Solo: Gaze Into Madness will release with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
This first-person thriller tells the story of Sebastian, a press photographer that finds himself unable to recall the events of his life other than the headlines and photos he has made throughout his career. As his memories begin to haunt him, Sebastian must solve a number of puzzles that require players to ‘think outside the box’, seeking a way out of the room that they currently occupy. The title will have elements of psychological horror which players must tackle by losing the ‘notion of spatial logic’.
The developers will be releasing a demo for the title in the future, noting that it will avoid story spoilers. The videogame itself is expected to launch in late 2015. VRFocus will continue to follow Solo: Gaze Into Madness closely, reporting back with any further updates on its development.