Having released the first in its anthology series Downward Spiral: Prologue last year virtual reality (VR) developer 3rd Eye Studios has been eagerly showcasing its next installment, Downward Spiral: Horus Station. Whether at events like the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018 or new gameplay videos. The team has now released another video, this time however it goes behind-the-scenes of the upcoming sci-fi thriller.
This new video is the first in a series of developer diaries 3rd Eye Studios has planned, with this one focused on the art style the studio has implemented. The team discuss how they were influenced by some of the sci-fi movie greats from the 1970’s, like 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, Star Trek and more, combining a bold visual style with practical and old technology to give the Horus Station its own unique look.
3rd Eye Studios then go into greater detail about the art process, sketching out spaces whilst doing a lot of play testing because of perspectives and the zero-g movement. Of importance to the team was to make sure areas were visually interesting to players and not repetitive and boring due to the fact that Downward Spiral: Horus Station is much bigger and longer then the previous installment.
Downward Spiral: Horus Station is a first-person, zero-g sci-fi thriller which lures players through a lost vessel abandoned by its crew. To solve the mystery of the space station players will need to use their wits and ingenuity as they either fight or avoid the lurking dangers. They’ll have access to the ship’s maintenance hardware – like bolt throwers, rail guns, and arc welders to take out threats, solve puzzles and find the truth of why Horus Station has been left drifting in space.
The studio plans on launching Downward Spiral: Horus Station in Spring 2018 for PlayStation 4, PC with optional PlayStation VR, Oculus Touch, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality support. Check out the video below, and for further updates on Downward Spiral: Horus Station, keep reading VRFocus.