A few months ago VRFocus reported on Dutch production studio House of Secrets plans to release a virtual reality (VR) platformer for Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift called KIN. The mobile launch has now taken place, with the PC version due to appear sometime in January 2018.
KIN is a highly stylized VR puzzle platformer where you’ll traverse the remnants of an ancient civilization on a distant planet. As the story and the alien landscapes unfold, your character, a small mysterious girl with big hair clad in a bright dress must defeat enemies along the way, navigating the hostile terrain and completing the assortment of puzzles.
The abstract aesthetic seen in KIN is very similar to House of Secrets other VR projects, such as APEX and Surge. The former is an animated VR music video which premiered at the Tribeca film festival in April of 2017, and can be found on Steam and the Oculus Store. The latter is a real-time VR music video which showcases a seamless fusion between music and visual effects, transporting the viewer into a world caught in a permanent sunset, inhabited by mysterious abstract creatures.
KIN is available now for Gear VR on Oculus Store for £7.99 GBP. For Oculus Rift, House of Secrets has simply given a launch window of January 2018. When VRFocus receives a more concise date we’ll let you know.