Independent developer LKA.it has revealed that their forthcoming pyschological adventure videogame, The Town of Light, will be compatible with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Playable on either a traditional 2D monitor or as a virtual reality (VR) experience, The Town of Light is set to launch this autumn.
Based on real life events, The Town of Light is set in an abandoned psychiatric hospital. Players are cast as a 16-year-old schizophrenic girl who finds herself alone in the asylum and suffering from amnesia, with no recollection of how she got there or who she is. In order to piece together the puzzle of her life, the girl is aided by a disembodied voice going by the name of ‘Renee’.
“We faithfully recreate a notorious area of this asylum, that included two pavilions called Charcot and Ferri, by carrying out “authorized” inspections on the abandoned site and by gathering the testimony of former patients, doctors and nurses,” state LKA.it on the official Steam Greenlight page for the videogame, which has already successfully passed approval. “We have been working on this discreetly for almost a year; we plan on releasing a first demo for Win, Mac, Linux compatible with Oculus Rift before the end of the year.”
The Town of Light was recently demoed at Develop:Brighton, UK, utilising an Oculus Rift HMD. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on The Town of Light and other VR projects from LKA.it.