As the organiser of the very popular San Francisco Virtual Reality (SFVR) meetup, Matt Sonic has been a driving force of the VR community over the past few years. Fans in the area will have no doubt travelled to one of the regular events to take a look at the latest VR tech and hear from industry experts. Today, however, Sonic is announcing something very different – his very own VR videogame. The developer has revealed Perma, a brand new voxel-based island builder for head-mounted displays (HMDs).
The first trailer for Perma can be seen below. Shown running on the Oculus Rift, a player is seen using the Oculus Touch controllers to create a voxel-based word that inevitably draws comparisons to Minecraft. Oculus Touch provides the player with a high degree of customisation, though, allowing them to build detailed areas with structures and more. Once constructed these islands can be explored with friends online and can even be shared online for others to sample.
It’s not yet known is Perma will be heading to other HMDs such as the HTC Vive, nor when the title will be releasing, with the trailer simply stating ‘coming soon’.
VRFocus will continue to follow Perma closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.