The developer behind the popular virtual reality (VR) zombie shooter title Arizona Sunshine announced in early August that they had teamed up with INNERSPACE to create a new VR videogame in the form of A Fisherman’s Tale. This new title invites players to experience a dreamlike tale about a puppet of a fisherman and his unusual adventure which leads to meeting some crazy and interesting character all while requiring logic and puzzle-solving skills to complete.
A Fisherman’s Tale is a puzzle title with escape-the-room elements in which players need to help Bob, the tiny fisherman puppet, light the lighthouse in order to stop any ships from crashing into the land. When a storm is on the way and the doors are locked, it falls to the player to help Bob get out of this mess and get the lighthouse on before anything bad happens. Described as a collaborative single-player experience by INNERSPACE CEO Hadrien Lanvin, A Fisherman’s Tale is a promising looking title.
As players progress through the chapters within the title, things will start to get stranger and stranger and players will need to really focus on what is real in order to get out of the room. With two different modes of playing the title, one being the ‘Assisted Mode’ where the players hand are a little more precise and the characters and narrator drop various hints to help players progress through the title. The normal mode will provide players with backstory but the narrative and character don’t give as many hints.
VRFocus’ Senior Staff Writer Peter Graham previewed A Fisherman’s Tale saying: “A Fisherman’s Tale offers an enticing concept and novel change to the usual puzzle mechanic found in VR. Featuring a charming visual design all the mechanics have been created to be accessible for players of all ages. This really is a videogame VRFocus wants to see more of, and definitely comes high on our list of titles played at Gamescom 2018.”
A Fisherman’s Tale is planned to release later this year for PlayStation VR, Windows Mixed Reality, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets. You can watch the short ‘What is…’ video below and for all the latest on A Fisherman’s Tale make sure to keep reading VRFocus.