Virtual reality (VR) is opening new doors for combining education with videogames. One developer already exploring this path is Russian studio, Nival VR. The studio has already worked on one project in InMind VR, which allowed players to explore the brain of a mentally disordered patient. This week will see Nival VR release its second VR videogame that explores a similar area using the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). That project is InCell VR.
Those following this year’s official Oculus VR Mobile VR Jam may recall seeing this new project in amongst the hopeful submissions. The piece allows players to explore a cell microworld in its early stages. Built using the popular Unity Engine, it offers a surreal visual style as players travel around that world in a fashion similar to Tammeka Games’ Radial-G. In face Nival VR itself has said that it was inspired by the UK studios sci-fi racing experience when creating the project.
It’s not clear if the developer is still bringing the project to Gear VR, but an official site does seem to reveal that it’s also on the way to the Google Cardboard mobile HMD. It’s set to launch at a price of $4.99 USD.
VRFocus will continue to follow InMind VR closely, reproting back with the latest updates on the title.