Having brought its playful virtual reality (VR) fairy tale Luna to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in 2017, developer Funomena has announced it’ll be porting the title to PlayStation VR this fall. And for PlayStation VR fans eager to get an early look ahead of its official release, Luna will be on Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) booth during PAX West this month.
Luna is an interactive, narrative-driven experience whose story focuses on a young bird enticed to eat the last piece of the waning Moon by mysterious Owl, and is subsequently blown far from home. Players must untangle the bird’s memories, solving a sequence of celestial puzzles to unlock each level’s tree, plant and animal spirits. In doing so they can then plant and cultivate plants within terrariums, making them grow a flourish in a bid to bring life back to the moonless world.
Adding to the bird’s own story it will meet other animals along its journey, each of which offers help to guide the bird home.
Funomena has created a striking visual design for Luna, almost mixing cardboard and modelling clay stop-motion designs together, creating a rich vibrant world for young VR players. As VRFocus noted in its review: “Luna isn’t the sort of title that’s going to draw VR players away from their first-person shooters (FPS) or RPG’s, looking for the next amazing VR experience. It’s the type of title that’ll suit those who liked Gnomes & Goblins for example, an unusual marriage of interactivity and storytelling. Or perfect for those who’ve got kids old enough to try VR and want to see what it’s all about.”
Luna has won numerous awards across the globe, including ones from Brazil’s Independent Game Festival, The Taipei Game Show, VRCORE Award in China, and the Windows Developer Award for Game Creator of the Year.