Ever since Oculus released hand tracking for Oculus Quest in December 2019, developers have been experimenting with the feature but its yet to appear for titles on the Oculus Store. That could be about to change thanks to Fast Travel Games.
In a teasing tweet today, the studio revealed plans to bring hand tracking to its puzzle title The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets, with no further details other than it was coming soon.
Due to the nature of its simple puzzle-based gameplay, The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets should be a good testbed for hand tracking as the videogame doesn’t require swift, complicated actions. Players can be methodical when exploring the spinnable 3D worlds, picking them apart to locate the pets, finding secrets and playing with the other interactive elements.
A delightful VR experience set around a heart-warming tale narrated by the players’ grandfather, The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets is one of those titles that isn’t overly long but easily suits players of any age. They can grip, push, drop and spin the numerous elements in each world to unlock clues, with some puzzles requiring multiple elements to complete. Others just need a keen eye.
When reviewing Fast Travel Games’ latest, VRFocus noted: “The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets is a perfectly pleasant VR experience which features all the polish you’d expect from Fast Travel Games.” The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets arrived last year for Oculus Quest, PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
Not all the videogames for Oculus Quest will suit hand tracking as it does have plenty of limitations, plus the feature is still in beta. So it may be some time until more content on Oculus Store goes more hands-on. Another developer which detailed its experiments earlier this year was Aldin Dynamics and Waltz of the Wizard.
Or for hand tracking examples you can actually play with, head on over to SideQuest where you’ll find the likes of Tea for God and Interdimensional Matter. For further Oculus Quest hand tracking updates, keep reading VRFocus.