There has been talk earlier this year about the hit ‘indie oddity’ release, Please, Don’t Touch Anything, making its way to into the world of virtual reality (VR) on the Samsung Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) with Oculus VR mentioning publisher BulkyPix’s original 2D title. Now some may say you wait for one and two come along at once now it has been announced that the ‘button-pushing simulation’ is coming to both the Gear VR and Oculus Rift HMD – and soon.
In the latest press release by BulkyPix it is said that the setup of the videogame “didn’t change one bit” with the same concept of having to cover for a work colleague who needs to step outside for a moment leaving the player with a lot of responsibility but little consequence of a big red button. The publishers did note that aside from the concept, a lot has changed, including the upgrade from 2D graphics to “shiny” 3D, and the Oculus Rift version will offer a full room to search around for clues.
The motivation and aim for creating the VR version of the 2D puzzler is quite plainly set out: “Special care has been taken to fully exploit the possibilities offered by virtual reality with one constant goal in mind: surprise the hell out of the players, both through the puzzles to solve and the events triggered by their resolutions.”
There will be five new puzzles created exclusively for the Oculus Rift version, including the majority of the previously existing ones which have also been tweaked for VR, meaning there will be 31 different puzzles to be solved.
The VR instalment of Please, Don’t Touch Anything is set to be released on the Oculus Store on 19th May. For the latest on VR releases for the Oculus Rift, Gear VR, and all other HMDs, check back with VRFocus.