Originally released on Samsung Gear VR before heading to HTC Vive, Floor Plan is a novel take on the adventure/puzzle title, as everything takes place within the confines of an elevator. Developers Turbo Button have now confirmed that the title is heading towards a PlayStation VR release.
In the creation of Floor Plan, the developers chose to draw upon the mechanics and gameplay elements of classic point-and-click adventure titles like the classic Lucasarts series Monkey Island, but redeveloped for virtual reality (VR).
Players will find themselves inside an elevator, and need to head to each floor to solve a puzzle, with each floor forming a smaller part of a larger puzzle. The ultimate goal is to acquire space suit parts, and in order to do this, the floors need to be done in a certain order, as some objects acquired on one floor become vitally important for solving the puzzle on another floor.
The developers have included multiple potential solutions to puzzles, and the player’s options are open as to which order they wish to tackle the floors in. For a helpful hint, players can contact the ‘operator’ to get a suggestion for how to proceed.
Floor Plan uses absurdist, slapstick humour to ad a touch of whimsy to the title, featuring a cast of unusual characters for the player to interact with, such as a paradoxically shivering snowman, some of whom will provide you with objects you need for other puzzles.
The VRFocus review for the HTC Vive version of Floor Plan said: “Floor Plan: Hands-On Edition is still as enjoyable as the original was. It’s not one of those virtual reality (VR) videogames that’s an essential pickup for PC VR users, more of a throwaway experience when you want to kill half an hour. Thankfully it’s been priced accordingly, so it’s perfect if you’ve been after a smaller title that doesn’t cost major bucks.”
Floor Plan is planned for release on the PlayStation VR next week. A precise date and price point has yet to be confirmed. VRFocus will keep you informed on any further updates.