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Kôna Heading to PAX East with VR Demo

A handful of virtual reality (VR) compatible videogames have been announced to be on display at next month’s PAX East event in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Loading Human developer Untold Games will be there showcasing its latest work as will the team behind Soda Drinker Pro, which recently confirmed that it will be adding support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Added to that list this week is indie studio Parabole, which will be bringing its crowd-funded VR adventure title, Kôna, to the show.

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Kôna will be on display throughout the event, which runs from 6th – 8th March 2015. The developer will actually be bringing two versions of its demo to show off, the first being an Oculus Rift compatible sample in which players drive a snowmobile through an area of trees and hills. This demo has been simplified somewhat from what’s been shown before so that users can easily adapt to using the Oculus Rift for the first time. The second demo contains the first quarter of the title, skipping out any of the potential spoilers but giving attendees a feeling for the full videogame.

Kôna is a first-person adventure experience in which players are cast as a private detective named Carl Faubert. Faubert is initially hired to look into vandalism of a rich industrialist’s home but, upon arrival, investigates the disappearance of the local community of in the area of Northern Quebec. The developer specifically wants to create an experience that forces players to think for themselves, having to decipher clues and progress the story without the aid of the videogame itself. The title is planned to release as a four-part series.

Those interested can find Kôna at booth 5215 at PAX East. VRFocus will continue to follow the title closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.