After covering Dream Reality Interactive’s debut virtual reality (VR) Arca’s Path VR fairly extensively since its first reveal in May, VRFocus is now glad to see that launch day has arrived and with it a shiny new trailer showcasing the puzzle platformer.
Supporting PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Oculus Go, Arca’s Path VR takes the gameplay style of classics like Marble Madness and updates it for VR headsets. Featuring a dark storyline where you play a girl tricked by an evil witch, you’ve been turned into a ball and must navigate levels in a bid to free yourself and return home.
There are 25 labyrinthine levels to cross, each inundated with various paths, platforms and other obstacles to navigate. To do this, Dream Reality Interactive has employed a gaze-based control mechanism, meaning you just need to look where you want to go. This allows for not only intuitive gameplay but easy control and a comfortable VR experience for those new to the technology.
Over the past few months, the studio has released plenty of teasing content and information about the title. From developer diaries which go behind-the-scenes to screenshots and even a free music track for fans to download. VRFocus also caught up with the team at their headquarters in London, UK, talking to people such as founder and CEO Dave Ranyard.
As you’d expect from a launch video the studio has saved the best to last, displaying a greater range of levels and the puzzles that players will encounter. While the screenshots make Arca’s Path VR look like a serene puzzle experience the video demonstrates that isn’t the case, with some hectic looking moments trying to navigate the ball in the right direction.
Arca’s Path VR is available now on all the relevant headset stores. For any further updates in the future, keep reading VRFocus.