A couple of weeks ago VRFocus brought you news about Truffle Pig a new virtual reality (VR) videogame from production company Gentleman Scholar, in which a man named Gustav and his truffle sniffing pig leave their home and adventure out into the woods in order to find the rare and sought after fungi. Beginning as an animated movie that becomes interactive piece before moving into a first person videogame, Truffle Pig was developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, and is coming to the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
Truffle Pig is expected to be the first of many VR projects from the studio, who released a trailer as well as other artwork at announcement. Now though another video has been released, this one a behind the scenes of the videogame with members of the design team talking about the story of the game as well as the story of how it was developed.
“We learned a ton throughout this process. Absorbing the constant dialogue of the VR community and conversations we had internally, we tried everything we could to bring new thinking to the table. It is always great to hear the do’s and dont’s, but as designers and creators we have a tendency to look beyond them and learn for ourselves. This means trying new things, even if they stray away from the norm. Having a chance to sink our teeth into a purely internal project allowed us to really take our time and arrive at a finished product that is a culmination of our creative process.” The studio adds on their website. “One of our greatest observations throughout this endeavour was how well equipped our artists are to handle a VR project like this. At the end of the day, we are thrilled to have discovered a new medium to pursue.”
VRFocus will continue to follow-up on Truffle Pig and any additional VR projects that will be released by Gentleman Scholar in the future.