At the beginning of 2017 developer Funsoft launched its first virtual reality (VR) experience, puzzle title inspired by tribal art and African landscapes called Rangi for Samsung Gear VR. Later that year support came to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Soon PlayStation VR owners will be able to test their wits on the videogame’s numerous puzzles as it launches this Friday.
Set in a mysterious African landscape full of ancient architecture and rhythmic music, Rangi takes players on a journey involving a devious enemy, Matata who has stolen the life force of the Music Giants. Whilst solving the cryptic puzzles, reconstructing ancient statues and navigating deadly platforms to progress the campaign, players also need to be on the look out for hidden artifacts located around each of the levels.
With a highly-stylized, cel-shaded design, Rangi has been designed for all ages with a comfortable point to point teleportation system and full motion controller support for PlayStation Move.
VRFocus reviewed the PC version last summer, giving it four stars, saying: “VR puzzlers can be equally entertaining and annoying at the same time, which is why they tend to have a popular following. Rangi is one of those enjoyable experiences that just works. Sure it can’t match the cinematic spectacle of FORM but then its not trying to, delivering a character all of its own.”
The chilled out puzzle experience will be available on 9th February, Funsoft and publisher Digigo haven’t yet revealed how much they plan on charging. For further updates from the studio about Rangi, keep reading VRFocus.