In August Nival VR revealed its latest virtual reality (VR) project in the form of InMind 2. At the same time the studio also held a closed beta for the project. Since then the developer has changed its name and most recently opened up the beta for anyone to play via Google Play along with a new trailer.
Nival VR was originally a research and development group at Nival which has now been spun off into its own company Luden.io. InMind 2 is now Luden.io’s flagship VR project, looking at brain mechanisms and emotions.
InMind 2 is an adventure videogame of sorts, exploring the chemistry that governs human emotion. Taking inspiration from the Disney/Pixar movie Inside Out, InMind 2 follows the story of John, a teenager with his life ahead of him and all the decisions that entails. Players take part in the process of John becoming an adult, shaping who he becomes later in life. There will be key moments in the videogame which will affect John’s path, opening up new interests and relations for him along the way. This path isn’t fixed, so John can grow up to be an astronaut, a famous actor, an athlete or anything else.
If you’re an Android user who owns a Google Cardboard head-mounted display (HMD) then you can dive into John’s world now as the beta is freely open to download on Google Play. Luden.io is also keen to point out that InMind 2 is compatible with Google Daydream, but that’ll have to wait until Daydream is launched, the date should be revealed this coming week.
InMind 2 will also support a variety of VR platforms including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR and iOS in the future. Until then take a look at the trailer below, and keep reading VRFocus for all the latest InMind 2 updates.