New puzzle-based VR game due out for PSVR and Vive in 2017
A new puzzle-focused game is coming out for the Playstation VR and HTC Vive in early 2017.
In Symphony of the Machine, players will need to manipulate a ‘mysterious’ tower to control the weather and restore life to a post-apocalyptic world.
The Playstation VR is due out this week, but announcements on titles for the platform have been rolling in already for next year.
After waking up in a sun-scorched desert, Symphony players will see a strange tower looming in the distance, emitting a powerful beam of light. When directed at glyphs on the tower, the light causes the area's weather to change from blistering heat to refreshing thunderstorms.
Weather is central to the plot, as creating the perfect climate for multiple forms of life is the key to cultivating a new world. Light can be directed and manipulated with tools positioned via motion controls.
Some solutions may require a simple bend of the beam, while others call for more critical thinking involving splitting and filtering light to achieve the desired elements
There’s no narration or text in the game, and it’s just accompanied by a ‘serene soundtrack’.
"Puzzle solving is often thought of as stressful or frustrating, but every decision we've made nurtures a meditative ambience," said Vee Pendergrast, managing director of Australia-based Stirfire Studios, which is developing the game
"Symphony of the Machine encourages players to relax and experiment with their surroundings as they breathe new life into a fragile planet."
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