Alone is an immersive VR horror experience for the Oculus Rift. Can you make it to the end?
Alone is a virtual reality game that focuses on that creepy sensation we get when we are alone in a dark house at night playing video games. Shadows can play tricks on your eyes and the wind through the trees can cause a chill to run up your spine – but what if those fears of being alone suddenly come true?
Upon starting the game players find themselves sitting on a couch in a somewhat familiar living room. In front of you is a television screen with a copy of a new horror game. ‘The Witching Hour’. While you progress through this ‘game-within-a-game’ you’ll begin to notice the game world spilling out into your own world – or at least the highly immersive VR world. Completing objectives and furthering the story will amp up the intensity and blur the line between what’s real and what’s imaginary.
The most notable feature of Alone is the new “game-within-a-game” called ‘The Witching Hour’ – a co-operative first-person shooter with a small twist – there are no other “real” players playing with you. It’s hard to explain without spoiling the experience, but we really wanted to take the immersion level even further this time while retaining the single player aspect. The game is called “Alone” after all.
The prototype of Alone runs about 10 minutes. For the full version, it’ll be at least 30 to 45. With this type of game, we want to keep it about the length of a TV show episode. This is a new type of experience for players, specifically for VR, and we feel it’s something people will really enjoy.
The Witching Hour
The Witching Hour is the game within Alone. We don’t want to give you too many details on it, but we’ll be putting out regular updates revealing new content on The Witching Hour!
For now, enjoy the first piece of concept art by our extremely talented artist Chris!
We’ve gotten some amazing feedback since we first submitted Alone to the Oculus VR Game Jam and it’s only gotten better since then. Having been reviewed by huge game sites and play throughs by big Youtube personalities, it’s been a truly humbling experience and everyone’s words have been extremely positive. Take a look at what some reviewers have said about Alone.
Interested in seeing actual gameplay? Below are two excellent playthrough’s of the original prototype. Watching them will definitely give you a great idea of what to expect from us.