Almost a year ago Nighttime Terror VR: Dessert Defender developer, Mark Schramm unveiled a new project called G.T.F.O. – Gravitational Testing Facility and Observations. Since then the title has had a slight name change to Grav|Lab – Gravitational Testing Facility and Observations, and received a release date.
Grav|Lab is a first-person physics puzzle videogame that supports the HTC Vive and Oculus Touch. Set in the titular laboratory, players use the motion controllers to manipulate various objects to create a path for a series of balls to follow into a goal. A simple enough premise made all the more difficult, and intricate, by the objects at the players disposal.
All the balls drop from a chute, with the end goal placed at various distances, heights and angles. To solve the puzzle players have pads, tubes and other items to change the balls direction and speed however they see fit. Schramm has also included a level editor, once players have completed the set challenges they can then go about making their own.
The videogame is set to launch on Steam Early Access on 21st, October 2016. The title lists support for both HTC Vive and Oculus Touch, so this could be the first indication of how soon Oculus Touch will be arriving. Oculus currently hasn’t given a release date for the motion controllers, but that announcement is expected tomorrow when the company gives its keynote address during Oculus Connect 3 (OC3).
VRFocus has learnt that Grav|Lab will be priced at $14.99 USD on Steam Early Access. Schramm currently lists 2017 for the full release, with it featuring more puzzles, environments, improved menu system, and a way to share and download created by other players.
As VRFocus learns more about Grav|Lab, we’ll report back with the latest details.