Reiko’s Fragments – A Spooky VR Game With Social Scare Mechanics

A brand new VR sport coming into early entry for Halloween this yr allows you to ship leap scares from a easy webpage to a pal carrying a headset.

Reiko’s Fragments from Pixel Canvas Studios appears to be like like enjoyable for the entire household, besides perhaps the one that is in VR.

Reiko’s Fragments sees one particular person discover a haunted home in VR, whereas mates, household or stream viewers can use any Net-enabled machine to put traps and ship leap scares to the VR participant as they stroll round and remedy puzzles.

Should you’ve ever performed any of the Jackbox video games, you’ll be accustomed to the best way through which you utilize your telephone or laptop to take part – logging in and becoming a member of the sport works in a really comparable style.

Don’t let the Jackbox comparability idiot you although. The one similarity between the 2 is the best way through which they use an internet interface permitting others to take part. Reiko’s Fragments is a genuinely scary horror sport.

The VR participant is positioned in a haunted home with two flooring, which they’ll discover whereas pursued by a ghost. They’ll throw gadgets to distract the ghost, however the primary goal is to flee by discovering a creepy doll hidden someplace in the home. The catch? There are a number of faux lure dolls positioned round the home by the non-VR customers earlier than the sport begins.

However wait! There’s extra spooky stuff – because the VR participant explores the home, the non-VR gamers can ship several types of leap scares to creep the VR participant out. You’ll be able to select between flickering the lights, slamming a door, or sending a gush of wind their method. Nonetheless, you’ll be able to solely ship them sometimes, with a meter that builds up permitting you to ship scarier jumps the longer you wait.

We tried out the beta and Ian obtained genuinely scared exploring the home whereas we despatched door slams and gushes of wind his method, as you’ll be able to see within the footage above. The model we tried at present solely has one map – Reiko’s Home – and one difficultly accessible. The principle menu signifies a second map and extra difficulties will likely be accessible at a later date. The sport will launch in early entry later this month on the 28th, with help listed on Steam for Vive, Index and Rift, in addition to the Oculus Retailer and Viveport.

If you wish to attempt it out forward of time, nevertheless, Pixel Canvas Studios can also be promoting the beta model on its web site proper now. A tweet from the developer says you can even use the code “SPOOKTOBER” for a 33%d low cost through the web site till Halloween. The net interface for non-VR gamers is offered on-line free of charge.

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