Gamescom 2019 had an impressive amount of virtual reality (VR) content thanks to a lot of European developers showing up in force. One of those was Cortopia Studios who demoed its new puzzle experience Down the Rabbit Hole. For VRFocus’ final piece of coverage on the title from the show, it’s time to see the videogame in action.
As VRFocus has previously written, Down the Rabbit Hole is a collection of mini-scenes which appear and surround the player as they progress through this fantastical world. While inspired by the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland children’s novel, the storyline takes place prior to Alice, featuring another girl who just so happens to stumble upon the realm.
Still featuring some of the book’s most well-known characters, Down the Rabbit Hole’s puzzles are a mixture of third-person interaction by way of controlling the girl or other characters and direct interaction as some sort of godly overseer. For example, you need to run her around a series of doors to find the right path, then in another instance directly hit plants to make a musical melody.
Played on the Oculus Quest, Down the Rabbit Hole is being developed for multiple VR headsets including PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. A release date is expected before the end of the year. To learn more about the videogame also check out VRFocus’ interview with Cortopia Studios.
VRFocus previewed Down the Rabbit Hole, noting: “From what was shown Down the Rabbit Hole is going to be a delightful little puzzle adventure. The gameplay uses the characteristics of VR in all the right ways, from all-encompassing scenes to deliver the story to lots of interactive elements that can be grabbed and pulled.”
Take a look at the first gameplay footage from Down the Rabbit Hole, or head on over to VRFocus’ other gameplay videos from Gamescom 2019 including The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets and Acron: Attack of the Squirrels. For further updates fro Cortopia Studios keep reading VRFocus.