There are a lot of good virtual reality (VR) titles slated to arrive in 2021, from Lone Echo II and Hitman 3 to Maskmaker and Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall. Spare Parts Oasis and Armor Games Studios’ A Rogue Escape is the latest to be revealed, an escape room experience set inside a giant mech.
A Rogue Escape is based on Spare Parts Oasis’ first title Nauticrawl, with the team enlisting the help of VR studio, Sylphe Labs, to reimagine the mechs interior as an immersive, inhabitable space.
You find themselve as a fugitive who has commandeered a giant mech to flee a hostile planet, the only problem, you’ve got no idea what all the buttons, levers and instrument panels mean or how they operate. To do so you need to discover field notes from fallen pilots as you look to master 5 distinct control centers within the colossal machine.
“With A Rogue Escape, I had the rare chance to reimagine my indie game Nauticrawl, not just as a port on another platform. A complete reinvention of something that now seems like it was always meant to be experienced in VR,” said Spare Parts Oasis’ Andrea Interguglielmi in a statement.
As well as figuring out all the various systems to make the mech move and get you off-world you’ll have to wheel and deal with dodgy merchants along the way. Due to the cramped nature of the mech’s cockpit, A Rogue Escape is playable standing or sitting, requiring little space to move around.
Ahead of next year’s launch Spare Parts Oasis and Armor Games Studios are looking for beta testers. If you’re interested in trying A Rogue Escape to help iron out the gameplay then sign up here.
Supporting Oculus Rift S, Oculus Quest 1 & 2, HTC Vive and Valve Index, A Rogue Escape arrives via the Oculus Store and SteamVR sometime in 2021. Take a look at the first trailer below and for further updates, keep reading VRFocus.