Oculus VR’s Mobile virtual reality (VR) Jam is nearing its submission phase, meaning developers should now have both screenshots and video footage of their entries ready, with playable builds being prepared for next week. One developer that has met those requirements is Pierre Guedon of NexeVR, who is currently working on a visually-arresting point & click adventure videogame named Captain Clark Adventures for the Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD). A trailer for the title can currently be seen below.
The title casts players as the titular captain, who finds himself captured by pirates and left as prisoner on their tropical island. In order to escape, players will visit around 50 different scenes which they must scour for items to combine and use. The adventure doesn’t require a gamepad to play, instead relying on the Gear VR’s head-tracking technology and touchpad as a means of selecting objects. The official entry page lists the title as a ‘first episode’, suggesting that more is on the way post-Jam.
Captain Clark Adventures uses the Mandala Engine, which has been built atop of the Unity engine to provide a visually rich experience. The developer even claims that the title will run at 60fps for hours without causing overheating issues for the Gear VR. “Mandala also ensures a very high comfort level for users by avoiding any situations that may cause motion sickness, thus providing players with a truly pleasant and refined experience even if they’ve never used VR before,” the developer notes.
NexeVR’s title is part of the videogame track of the Mobile VR Jam, meaning the developer hopes to secure a grand prize of $200,000 USD or one of the runner up positions offering $100,000, $50,000 or $10,000. VRFocus will continue to follow each and every VR Jam submission, reporting back with the latest on them.