After a successful Kickstarter campaign early this year, the team at Martov Co. have now released a new trailer for their upcoming virtual reality (VR) videogame Chiaro And The Elixir Of Life, along with a release date. Following the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from funding raising campaign, the team have been hard at work to get the title ready for its release which has now been confirmed to be early September.
“Chiaro and the Elixir of Life is, for us, a glimpse of what can be possible for adventure in virtual reality. And like any good adventure, it would not have been possible without the support of our friends: the community and players we’ve been lucky enough to put headsets on and take feedback from over the 3 years or so we’ve been in development.” Explains Jay Rosenkrantz, Game Director and Co-Founder of Martov Co.
“It is truly humbling and inspiring to be creating in this new medium today, and we are super excited to finally unbottle and share Martov Co’s unique brand of magic with the wider gaming world.” Rosenkrantz continues: “We can’t wait to hear what everyone has to say about Boka, Ellary, Scoria, the Peanut Butter Pig and all the rest — we loved making this game, and we hope you enjoy playing.”
The title invites players to the magical realm of Neverain where they take on the role of a young engineer called Chiaro, who is determined to unearth the long-lost secrets of the Alchemists, the mysterious and powerful creators of the fabled Alive Machines. Assisted by a steam-powered penguin named Boka, players will need to decipher puzzles left behind by the Alchemists in order to unlock the mystery that is at the heart of the world and overcome the dangers that await. Together with Boka, players are in for an epic adventure that is as magical as it is beautiful.
VRFocus’ Senior Staff writer Peter Graham previewed Chiaro And The Elixir Of Life saying: “A big side to the gameplay will obviously be the interaction between you and your robotic mate Boka. While Boka’s personality is one of the jovial sidekick, who will jump about, fall over and generally cause a little mayhem, there will be those bonding moments. After stepping out into the world of Neverain Boka will want to play a game of catch, that traditional of all sports growing up. Hopefully Martov do explore this side of the gameplay further as they have confirmed several other characters will come into play.”
Chiaro And The Elixir Of Life is releasing on Steam on September 13th, 2018 and supports the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. You can see the trailer below and for more on the title in the future, keep reading VRFocus.