Independent developer Devious Technologies, in partnership with Carbon Incubator, has today announced that the physics-based puzzle title Marble Land is launching on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Gear VR this November, with PlayStation VR and Google Daydream support planned in the coming months. Developed specifically for virtual reality (VR), Marble Land players manipulate futuristic Rube Goldberg-inspired devices scattered across ancient ruins, to guide a blue marble to its target destination.
In Marble Land, players are challenged to face 45 increasingly complex puzzles set on intricately designed platforms, with the goal being to clear the way for a blue marble to reach a green target. Players interact with the environment rather than the marble, manipulating different structures with varying mechanics (changing the direction of the marble, teleporting it, etc.) with a view to altering the marble’s path with each change on the platform.
Players are allowed to spawn an unlimited number of marbles while figuring out the correct configuration of the puzzle elements that would lead the marble into the target. This, in effect, should make Marble Land a much more relaxing experience than puzzle competitors which revel in adding pressure.
“With Marble Land we are trying to bring back the arcade marble run experience to players and VR technology allows us to take this experience to the next level”, said George Tudor, the CEO of Devious Technologies. “No time limit or pressure and unlimited tries make Marble Land, a relaxing fun experience, like a walk in the park. Marble Land will appeal to all the people who want to cut down on their stress levels and escape from reality.”
Originally revealed back in August 2017, Marble Land made its public debut at Gamescom, Cologne, this year, with audiences treated to a high-end version of the videogame on Oculus Rift with Oculus Touch.
A teaser trailer for the alpha build of Marble Land follows below and some new screenshots from the videogame can be seen on this page. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Marble Land, and other forthcoming VR titles from Devious Technologies and Carbon Incubator.