There was a time when adventure games were king that unfortunately came to an end in the 90s. At least, it seemed that way until more recently where companies both large and small have reinvigorated the genre. Now it honestly seems like virtual reality is helping to push this further if games like Ethereon are any indication. Ethereon is a virtual reality-based adventure game which pulls from classic adventure games such the Myst series. This Kickstarter campaign by Innervision Games should excite genre fans for that reason alone (provided they have some sort of VR headgear).
The game takes place in a very alien-looking landscape with buildings underwater. Players explore the environment via first person and interact with objects in order to solve puzzles. This formula is quite expected of the genre but what isn’t is the imaginative world and the means of interaction. VR doesn’t just mean you have a headset either, as thanks to NimbleVR you can get your hands into the game, so to speak. This should help for most players since immersion is a key component of a good virtual reality experience.
If Ethereon is successful it will run with both the Oculus Rift on PC and upcoming Sony Morpheus headset for PS4. In fact, Innervision Games is already a registered Sony developer. Of course, the upcoming Android-based VR units will also see support. Ethereon requires $35,800 in Kickstarter funding to see the light of day. You can help the campaign out by voting on the game via Steam Greenlight.