Last Labyrinth Completes Kickstarter Funding Goal

The puzzle experience will now arrive in Summer 2019.

Japanese developer Amata K.K. launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) escape room title Last Labyrinth in January. A few days ago the studio announced that it had successfully hit the funding goal target.

Last Labyrinth - Screenshot (2018)

As VRFocus has previously reported, Last Labyrinth has been in development for a number of years, with the Kickstarter funds to be used for marketing purposes to get the videogame noticed rather than for development costs. Aiming to raise ¥2,000,000 (£13,965 GBP), the campaign has easily achieved that, and with a couple of days still left to go even the first stretch goal might be possible.

Last Labyrinth is a VR escape room experience that’s equally creepy as it is comfortable. Players find themselves in a dark and creepy mansion, unable to move as they’re chained to a wheelchair. So to aid them in escaping and solving the puzzles is a mysterious young girl named Katia – who doesn’t speak a discernable language – who also seems to be trapped, yet given free rein to move around.

Due to the fact that players are confined to a wheelchair, the only movement available to them is via their head. There’s a laser pointer attached, activated by a handheld device, which is the only way to guide Katia through the booby-trapped rooms. While players can’t talk to Katia – she doesn’t understand – she does understand when they nod or shake their head, helping her when she gets confused.

 

Last Labyrinth - Screenshot (2018)

Supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Last Labyrinth was due for release Spring 2019 but that has now changed. In a statement the team explained: “Up until now we’ve being [sic] working towards a Spring 2019 release for Last Labyrinth, but in order to further ensure the quality of the game, we’ve decided to change it to a Summer 2019 release. An exact date will be revealed in the near future.”

When Amata K.K. does release those final details for Last Labyrinth, VRFocus will let you know.

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