Combo Studio received significant attention for the team’s first ARKit experience, Pigeon Panic, and now the studio are back with a second release. dARk: Subject One is a short horror story set in the player’s own home using augmented reality (AR).
In dARk: Subject One, players will tear open the rift and step inside and into a dark, parallel universe. Cast as Subject #03; players will soon discover that they are nothing more a test subject given the task of embarking on a dangerous mission to recover a lost colleague. There’s a disturbing, unknown world behind the portal entrance, and the player must discover clues leading to their missing ally, uncovering the dark story behind their colleague’s disappearance.
dARk: Subject One uses environmental elements as key to its design, placing objects in and around your living space to tell its story. A unique take on the horror genre, dARk: Subject One will undoubtedly find an audience hungering for deeper use of the ARKit platform than a simple mini-game, or collection thereof.
Due to the AR elements of the videogames brought about through ARKit, both dARk: Subject One and Pigeon Panic require an iOS device running the iOS 11 firmware. Compatible devices include iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation) and 10.5-inch iPad Pro.
ARKit has birthed a slew of unique AR experiences for iOS devices, including well received titles such as Luden.io’s Arrived and Directive Games’ The Machines. There’s even the suggestion that exciting mobile titles will receive AR elements thanks to ARKit, with Warhammer 40,000: Fireblade set to benefit from the addition of AR technology.
While no further projects have yet been announced, it’s highly likely we’ll see more ARKit applications from Combo Studio in the future. The official trailer for dARk: Subject One follows below and you can be sure VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details.