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Welcome to the evolution of horror games. The Oculus Rift has the potential to create new levels of immersion, and this new experience called "Alone" plays with that concept while playing on every horror game fan's fear: What if the on-screen experience starts bleeding into reality?
Alone puts players inside a living room, in front of a large flat screen television. The gamepad controls only move the on-screen character, but using the Rift, players can look around the room. If you've ever played a frightening game at night, you know that the mind can play terrible tricks.
But what if the noises and shadows you see aren't in your mind? What if they are really in your house?
You can see exactly what that would be like thanks to the VR Brotherhood's Tyler Hodder. If you've got a Rift and want to try Greenwood Games' Alone, you can download it here. (Warning: some of the language in this video is not safe for work.)
Our TakeImmersion comes in a variety of forms, and Greenwood Games brilliantly uses a common, mundane environment to induce scares. This is an extremely interesting approach to VR, and I hope other creators try to play around with multiple layers just like this.
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i love all these oculus rift games i can't play, and don't know when i'm going to be able to play them.
Just give me a retail version!
That gave me goosebumps! I can not wait until the Oculus Rift is released. So many cool indie projects. It's a great time to be a PC gamer!!!
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about.
Damn I really hope they make this compatible with the ps4. Imagine watching a digital movie or reading a digital book and things start to happen in the digital world. So much potential with this thing and I feel like I actually need one now. Hope they make it compatible with next gen consoles because this thing is amazing.
I want this...to make other people play it.
This game + Oculus Rift reminds me of that movie Stay Alive....not sure I could handle that....
"Uh... nobody' home!"
i want the rift so bad
Exactly how I imagine it going to be.
Horror game + ocular rift = gamers pissing in their pants
This looks/sounds awesome. Not to mention they could a "Mystery Science Theater 3000" style and have new downloadable games made for this "digital room". Or different rooms.
Rift, keep on giving us love.
This is probably one of the coolest ideas I have seen for a game in a long time. When I saw the virtual living room with the game i within a game experience, all kinds of creepy stuff shot through my mind. This oculus rift could turn horror gaming into something completely unique and incredibly scary.
thats awesome i want to play it
wow i definitely going to get this some day :D
It would be awesome if the Rift had an HD camera on the front that could layer AR stuff in your own house. Just like this, but in your actual living room. Oh the possibilities!
Alone? I feel like Nope: The Game would be a better title.
That being said, I'd play it once.
Oh man that was so freaking cool. I want an Oculus Rift now!!!