Drawing on classic murder mystery tales from the pen of Agatha Christie, as well as Alfred Hitchock’s Rear Window, The Invisible Hours uses the setting of the 19th Century and a fictional spin on the real-life rivalry between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison to weave a complex murder mystery story.
The player acts as an invisible overseer – the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ able to see everything that goes on, but not interact with the other characters. As such, time becomes a precious resource, since the player has to carefully decide which character to follow, or which conversation to listen in on to discover the secrets that will lead to the unravelling of the mystery.
Following the pattern of many classic murder mysteries, the premise concerns seven strangers who are invited to a mansion laboratory, each of them offered a chance to have their wrongdoings wiped from the slate by famous and eccentric inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla. When the final guest arrives, Tesla is dead. Who killed Tesla, and why?
Developers Tequila Works have created seven interwoven, non-linear narratives, concerning the seven suspects and the disgraced Swedish detective, Gustav, who is trying to unveil the truth behind the murder amidst lies and deceit.
The Invisible Hours is due to launch on 10th October, 2017 for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. The retails costs will be $29.99 (USD). A physical will also be available at selected retail stores.
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