If you’re looking for more story-driven VR experiences, you might want to check out Kamile.
This new VR drama is being developed by Lithuanian team, Gluk Media. Set you in 2048, you take on the role of Kamile, a woman married to a leading scientist working in AI. After a tragic accident, you’re flung into a fight to save Kamile’s son, who hides an AI prototype in his brain. Gluk says the piece will explore the “constant work and slavery for digital economics.”
The first trailer is above. It looks a little rough around the edges, but the core pitch is strong enough to keep us intrigued. The game’s futuristic take on an urban metropolis definitely reminds us of Blade Runner, as does the story’s corporate undertones.
Rather than a ‘game’ as such, it looks closer to something like Star Wars: Vader Immortal. This form of VR storytelling is an increasingly promising area for the industry.
Interestingly, it’s Gluk’s first take on narrative-driven VR. In the past, the company has worked on 360 degree videos and virtual recreations of historical sites. The company has also done work in AR and created projects using biometric technology and 3D projection mapping. Some of those even use our old friend the Kinect.
Gluk plans for Kamile to be a series with five episodes. Chapter 1 is due to release in October on all major PC VR headsets and PSVR. Gluk will also be showing the game off at Gamescom later this week. We’re looking forward to checking it out.