There’s a lot of good content due for release on PlayStation VR this year, but one that you’re unlikely to have heard of is Anyone’s Diary. Developed by Spanish studio World Domination Project in collaboration with Lanzadera, and thanks to content accelerator PlayStation Talents Games Camp Valencia, the puzzle platformer is due for release in Europe this month.
A third-person platformer filled with puzzles, in a somewhat surreal looking stylized world full of 2D looking characters, the videogame certainly seems to have some darkness to it as you uncover the story of Anyone.
The main character has been designed as a blank canvas so that anyone playing can relate and become the mysterious figure. As the narrative unfolds players will discover parts of Anyone’s life, as if they are reading their journal, growing and exploring the world around them, often returning home at times. The puzzles are intertwined with this, generally representing the internal conflict found in life, and so they must be completed in order to move forward. They seem to be both character and direct interaction-based, so at points, players will need to use PlayStation Move controllers to move and alter the environment.
Also, the team decided upon a third-person adventure as they felt it was under-represented on the headset, as there are plenty of first-person titles.
Anyone’s Diary was a finalist in the PlayStation Talents 2017 awards, where it received three nominations: Best Art, Best Game for the Press and Best Use of Platforms. Thanks to the nominations, the team entered the PlayStation Talents Games Camp programme to further develop and bring their idea to market.
Check out the trailer for Anyone’s Diary below. The title will be available from the PlayStation Store on 31st January 2019, retailing for €12.99 EUR. Should Anyone’s Diary see a wider release then VRFocus will let you know.