Dare to Enter The Forgotten Chamber on Oculus Rift

This week virtual reality (VR) developer Archiact Interactive revealed its latest project for Oculus Rift, a short video narrative called The Forgotten Chamber.

Available to download for free from the Oculus Store, The Forgotten Chamber is a VR experience in the horror and exploration genres in which players explore the uncharted depths of an ancient emperor’s tomb, and attempt to unravel its many dark secrets.

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Archiact Interactive developed the experience as a contest entry for a film promotion, then felt the piece deserved to be rebuilt and released as a fully fledged experience. So The Forgotten Chamber got a new story, improved visuals and voiceover. The studio wanted a strong cohesion of audio and visuals to connect the player to the content, so implementing a gaze-driven exploration mechanic allowed players to step inside the ominous ruins without the need for a controller. One of The Forgotten Chamber’s most strongest features is true binaural audio, drawing players into 3D soundscapes.

“When building a new experience, we’re focused on two things: hitting a bar of high-quality and creating engaging, memorable VR content,” said Jennifer Dowding, Senior Producer at Archiact. “Chamber was a passion project and we hope the Oculus audience enjoys it as much as we did making it.”

Archiact Interactive’s previous work includes Waddle Home, a puzzle videogame where players have to save penguins by leading them through a series of traps, supporting Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.

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