Back at the beginning of the year virtual reality (VR) specialist Oculus VR ran a new development jam competition for its then-upcoming mobile-based head-mounted display (HMD), the Gear VR, which was made in partnership with Samsung. The contest saw hundreds of developers flock to create new experiences for the device, which launched in a consumer form last month. Among these was A.L.I.C.E., a VR take on the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Today, the title has been rerevealed as ALICE VR with several updates.
Developer Carbon Studio described the project as an enhanced version of what it originally came up with for the Gear VR, with development now moving to the Oculus Rift PC-based HMD. It is, however, still a first-person exploration experience in which ‘Wonderland’ is an alien planet, the popular of which has mysteriously gone missing. Players will explore the environment, solving puzzles in an attempt to find the missing inhabitants. Carbon Studio has also teased that they will be able to make decision that will affect future outcomes.
An official trailer for the title can be seen below. It showcases several areas built using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. It’s not yet clear if Carbon Studio will also bring the title to the other major PC-based HMD, the HTC Vive, nor if a new version for the PlayStation VR HMD on PlayStation 4 could arrive in the future. The Oculus Rift edition, however, will be launching in 2016.
VRFocus will continue to follow ALICE VR closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.