Indie developer Tessera Studios launched its first virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR back in February. Now the team has confirmed they’ve been working on a PC port of the psychological thriller, with a launch now planned for next week.
Supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets, Intruders: Hide and Seek is exactly that, a deadly game of hide and seek. The Spanish studio has turned the beloved children’s game on its head with a home invasion. You play as Ben Richter, a 13-year old boy on holiday with his family at their remote country home. One rainy night three mysterious strangers break the house and retain the Richter family as hostages, restaining both parents. You and your younger sister manage to hide. Ben must help save his parents and sister whilst at the same time figuring out who the three assailants are and what they want.
They are unaware of your presence so to succeed that must remain so. You need to move unnoticed, using the darkness to your advantage by remaining in the shadows. As the intruders are searching the house they each have a specific cone-shaped field of vision which needs to be avoided. Whilst wandering the premises being stealthy and quiet you also need to be on the lookout for any useful items, searching cupboards and draws where possible.
There are around four hours of tense gameplay to enjoy Daedalic Entertainment and Tessera Studios have said. That could increase depending on how comfortable you are sneaking around a strange house whilst avoiding dangerous intruders completely unarmed.
Intruders: Hide and Seek will be released through Steam on 26th September 2019. The PlayStation VR version has won multiple awards like the Playstation Talent Award, SXSW 2017 Best Gaming Pitch Award, the F&S Premio Titanium award, the “Gamer´s Voice Award: Virtual Reality” at the SXSW 2019 festival and the “Best Game for the Gamelab Attendees” at Gamelab 2019.
It’s certainly going to be an interesting week to launch a VR experience with Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) taking place as well. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Intruders: Hide and Seek, reporting back with the latest updates.