Coatsink Software has been developing its 1970’s styled puzzle virtual reality (VR) videogame Esper. Recently, screenshots depicting some of the challenges players will face have been revealed. The title allows users to telekinetically manipulate objects in order to complete puzzles. It is set to be compatible with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and is now available on Samsung’s Gear VR via the newly released Gear VR commerce store.
Esper is set in an alternate 1970s America where a great emergence of people with extra sensory abilities has transpired forcing the government to set up a training program. The program ensures that people are safely using these abilities. Using the VR HMD players are able to move the objects through obstacles by using the touchpad on the side of the Gear VR. As players progress, the puzzles get more intricate.
In the screenshots below, puzzles are shown ranging from simplistic to difficult. Some of the obstacles include a series of tubes which the player must push the object through. Others feature glass panels or even machinery which acts to hinder the player. As shown in the screenshots, some have a very clear goal of getting the cube and ball into the correct slot, however others do not have a clear goal.
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