The Oculus Rift is one of the hottest gaming accessories today despite still not having an actual “consumer version” up for sale. Tons of developers have created projects for it, many of which are horror experiences. Why horror? Never before have creepy games been able to get so up close and personal. Medusa’s Labyrinth is an upcoming horror title designed for Oculus Rift. Unlike some other Rift games, you will actually be able to play it without the pricey device!
Thankfully it also looks to change up the formula from many Rift-exclusive horror games which relies on Slender: The 8 Pages-style design. Medusa’s Labyrinth takes place in ancient Greece on Shadow Island. Players will explore the dark catacombs with only a bow and quiver, arrows, and a light source. As they explore, creatures from Greek mythology roam around. The intent is to make this a game where you run and hide rather than fight. You’re not completely defenseless, though. In the worst case scenario you can use one of your arrows, although these are a scarce resource.
Unlike most campaigns, developer Guru Games have provided a surprisingly lengthy breakdown about what their team will do during different periods of development. With that said, there are some oddball bullet points in there such as the inclusion of “Weeping Angels.” Statues coming to life when you turn away is definitely a fun concept, but the Weeping Angels terminology itself is a Doctor Who creature rather than a direct Greek reference. Medusa’s Labyrinth needs kr2,500,000 (about $350,000) to succeed on Kickstarter.