The world of Transpose may look a bit weird and mysterious but that’s only just the start when considering that the puzzles require players to clone themselves while making time loops of past actions to solve them. Granted the power to manipulate time, players create multiple, overlapping versions of themselves, to solve puzzles which become ever increasingly complex. Players record and layer these past “echoes” of themselves to traverse paths and collaborate across time.
“VR is all about wonder, and we wanted to encapsulate that in a game that extends our perception of what’s possible in VR through a lengthy and fully-realized experience,” said Ryan Andal, President and Co-Founder at Secret Location in a statement. “Transpose’s heavy surrealism is our attempt to, literally and figuratively, completely turn you on your head and transport you into a warped reality you’d never be able to experience otherwise – this is when VR is at its best.”
There are three worlds to play through, with over 30 levels to complete. Secret Location estimates gameplay to be over 8 hours. The main challenge is to collect energy from each puzzle which is then given to a mysterious ancient machine which requires powering up.
To ensure complete comfort for all players Secret Location has included multiple locomotion and comfort options. So players will have the choice of room-scale, standing and seated play depending on preference.
Currently, the studio has given a Fall 2018 launch date for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, priced at $19.99 USD, available in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Korean. As further details on Transpose are released – including when this Fall the launch will happen – VRFocus will let you know.