Quick Journey Video games, the studio behind VR bow-shooting journey Apex Assemble (2018), introduced a brand new narrative-based puzzle recreation at E3 this week referred to as The Curious Story of the Stolen Pets.
The sport, which goals to move gamers again to easier instances, seems like a fairly informal affair; it’s stated to incorporate mild puzzles that require you to set off clues and reveal hidden pets within the setting by manipulating the sport’s doodads in varied methods. Quick Journey additionally says that there are not any closing dates so you possibly can take the sport at your individual tempo.
From what we’ve seen within the trailer (linked beneath), The Curious Story of the Stolen Pets is sporting a captivating claymation vibe to associate with its miniature dioramas, the latter of which works very well in VR for some purpose.
Right here’s how Quick Journey describes it on the sport’s Steam web page:
Expertise an interactive story of childlike marvel! Assist your grandfather resolve the thriller of the stolen pets by exploring fantastic miniature worlds crafted from the bottom up for VR. Use a hairdryer to soften snow in a wintery panorama! Search the wreck of a pirate ship partially hidden beneath the floor!
Based on the sport’s inventive lead James Hunt, The Curious Story of the Stolen Pets initially began out as his private ardour challenge; the studio then allotted what he calls a “small however devoted” crew to its creation.
“I wished to make a recreation the place gamers may take their time and marvel on the particulars within the environments, benefit from the music, have interaction with the numerous interactive parts in every world and resolve mild puzzles at their very own tempo to proceed – a form of expertise I felt has been lacking in VR,” Hunt says.
Hunt got here to Quick Journey after a three-year stint at Rovio, the place he labored as senior animator on Offended Birds 2. Till not too long ago, he had served the identical function at Quick Journey, engaged on Apex Assemble and different upcoming titles on the studio earlier than transitioning to his present place as the sport’s inventive lead.
And it appears the studio has a fairly full plate in the meanwhile. Quick Journey not too long ago launched Apex Assemble on Quest, and can also be at the moment working with Neat Company on the sequel to Price range Cuts (2018), Price range Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency, which is ready to launch someday this 12 months.
The Curious Story of the Stolen Pets is slated to launch in 2019 on Quest, Rift, PSVR, Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Home windows VR headsets.