Its a big week for the virtual reality (VR) industry as Oculus Touch pre-orders have now gone live and Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) PlayStation VR will get its worldwide launch on Thursday. Now Australian developer Stirfire Studios has announced work on a puzzle title for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive called Symphony of the Machine.
Set on a barren, post-apocalyptic world, Symphony of the Machine challenges players to bring life back to this desolate world by manipulating a mysterious tower that can control the weather. Inside the tower there’s a powerful beam of light that when directed towards glyphs located in the building begin to change the weather, enabling players to create scorching heat, thunderstorms and much more.
Symphony of the Machine‘s back story will be kept purposefully ambiguous as the main focus is the puzzle element, the tower and the surrounding landscape do provide some clues as to the back story. Stirfire Studios has also kept Symphony of the Machine free from text or narration to aid immersion into the world and to create a greater sense of mystery.
“Puzzle solving is often thought of as stressful or frustrating, but every decision we’ve made nurtures a meditative ambience,” said Vee Pendergrast, Managing Director of Stirfire Studios. “Symphony of the Machine encourages players to relax and experiment with their surroundings as they breathe new life into a fragile planet.”
Stirfire Studios has released the first trailer for Symphony of the Machine, which can be seen below, and plans to launch the videogame on PlayStation VR and HTC Vive in Q1 2017.
As VRFocus learns more about Symphony of the Machine , we’ll bring you the latest details.