Indie developer Block Interval, started work on Life of Lon back in August 2014 as an artistic 2D sidescroller. Now the studio has revealed that after several months of R&D with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), Life of Lon will now be made in virtual reality (VR).
Life of Lon puts players in the shoes of Lon, a hero chosen and trained from birth to travel the galaxy and answer the pull of the Morning Star. Unfortunately for Lon his ship is hit by a strange light which causes it to plummet to the ocean floor of an unknown alien world.
Set over 13 stages, Life of Lon will test players brains with environmental puzzles, that will explore the deep seas, up to the stars and through time. No lives, no experience points to gain, no health bar to lose, no pointless quests, no endless grinding, just your wits to escape the alien planet you’ve crashed on.
The team at Block Interval have already confirmed the studio has been working with the Oculus Rift, but on the Life of Lon’s website, it states that the title is coming to VR devices. Whether the studio is planning on supporting the HTC Vive, Project Morpheus, Gear VR or other HMD’s at this time is unknown, but VRFocus will continue to follow any further updates from Block Interval on Life of Lon as they’re announced.