Alone brings supernatural meta horror to Oculus Rift VR

Oculus Rift VR has shown potential for true horror and Greenwood Games is hoping to capture that with their upcoming supernatural game within a game, Alone.

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Oculus Rift seems ideally suited for horror, as evidenced by our recent eyes-on at IndieCade. Developer Greenwood Games (consisting of industry veterans from Vicarious Visions and Ironclad Games) is also taking a stab with a new psychological horror game called Alone.

Alone puts players in a virtual living room and goes completely meta by having them play through a virtual FPS horror on their TV. The FPS, called The Witching Hour, slowly begins to come to life, enveloping the living room and bringing its 19th century supernatural atmosphere directly to your face.

The game's prototype runs 10 minutes and is available to download from Greenwood's website, for anyone that owns an Oculus Rift VR dev kit. The developer is shooting for an episode-length 30-45 minute finalized version for early 2014. It's set to come to PC, Mac, and Linux. For more, check out the game's Kickstarter page.


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    October 21, 2013 5:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Alone brings supernatural meta horror to Oculus Rift VR.

    Oculus Rift VR has shown potential for true horror and Greenwood Games is hoping to capture that with their upcoming supernatural game within a game, Alone.

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      October 21, 2013 5:36 PM

      When in gods name is the oculous going to actually ship

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      October 21, 2013 5:38 PM

      The prototype really is quite good, though I have to say I'm curious how they'll extend it into a full game experience.

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      October 22, 2013 9:26 AM

      Of course I haven't had any hands on experience with the Rift and I'm still under the assumption it will be a huge disappointment despite the hype from those in the know, but this was an application for it that I hadn't even considered. I'm actually more excited at the idea of them creating 3D themed environments for the Rift than the game possibilities. Wouldn't it be great to strap on one of these and get to explore fully fleshed out haunted mansions or fully imagined Santa's Village. It'd be great to just wander around popular TV Show or Movie sets like the Serenity Spaceship from Firefly or the Enterprise Bridge from TNG.

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        October 22, 2013 9:42 AM

        Let me amend the Santa's Village idea into something a little cooler like Victorian Manor decorated for Christmas or a street scene from A Christmas Carol. Heck why not the entire Christmas Carol where you can wander around the rooms during the scenes and watch the character interactions from any angle? Sure they can do this now, but it's not really worth it without the Rift Tech.

        This could spawn an entirely new form of interactive entertainment if the technology is solid enough and there are enough creative people willing to take a chance.

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      October 22, 2013 2:13 PM

      Man VR and a good horror....wow I dont think I have been this excited since i got my Vic20

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