Take a virtual hike through the woods with Decoder VR’s upcoming virtual reality (VR) crafting and exploration title Forestry.
Have you ever wanted to be a lumberjack? A really terrible one? Well, Decoder VR gives you precisely that opportunity with tongue-in-cheek crafting and exploration videogame Forestry. The player takes the role of a woodsman with an axe. The rest is up to the player. There are trees to cut down, chop into as many bits as the player wishes and then can be assembled into whatever form the user likes. From nightmarish monstrosities to heartbreakingly beautiful works of art, either is possible in Forestry.
There are secrets hidden amongst the trees, though. Extensive woodlands in real life are like breeding grounds for urban legends, so the developer has hidden mysterious artefacts and strange objects in the vast forest for the player to find and puzzle over. There are even new and exciting types of chopping tools waiting to be discovered.
Forestry is the first title to be released by Decoder VR and is set to be released on 7th April for HTC Vive. An Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR version is also in development, with a strong focus on immersive room-scale play.
“We built the game from the ground up for virtual reality in an attempt to create an experience that utilizes the unique gameplay, visual and audio functions of room-scale VR systems,” says Mike Ferchek, lead developer at Decoder VR.
You can watch the Forestry teaser trailer below.
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