The marriage of video game design and film is behind a new project on the Oculus VR Share platform. The appropriately named developer Von Betelgeuse has produced the spooky new virtual reality (VR) experience The New Haven Mystery Mansion, inspired by Stephen King’s 2002 miniseries Rose Red.
Made as the developer’s final project for their Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Film, Games and Animation, The New Haven Mystery Mansion allows users to fashion, through their experiences, their own film in real-time as they explore a mansion which has more than a few skeletons hiding in the cupboards. In the actual Rose Red miniseries a group of people with psychic powers are invited to Seattle to spend the night in a haunted house, with over 20 people dying or going missing there. However everything becomes much more real after a team lead by an ‘unorthodox’ professor disturbs the spirit of house and it responds with violence and death. How does that tie in with The New Haven Mystery Mansion? You will have to play the expereience to find out.
Supporting both the DK1 and DK2 versions of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) users can download the experience now from the Oculus VR Share website.
VRFocus will continue to bring you new updates on Oculus VR Share throughout the week. Come back tomorrow for something very different indeed to this project.