It great to see the many worlds created for virtual reality. It is no doubt that developers, gamers and content-consumers in general are excited about being immersed in the very stories that has been confined to the two-D screen. VR also provides a new avenue for exploring worlds never seen and planets never visited.
Speaking of planets never visited, Teotl and Grip Games has teamed up together to release one of the most anticipated games, titled ‘The Solus Project.’ If you don’t know Teotle studios is driven by Sjoerd “Hourences” De Jong, the original one-man team who is behind the concept art and development of The Solus Project.
Teotl has also produced visually stunning games, such as The Ball. The Ball is a very unique experience, in which you obtain an artifact, The Ball, and must fight your way out the temple by utilizing the powers granted from this ancient artficat. Which is mainly crushing mummies and avoiding traps within the massive temple guarding the ball.
Operating in Prague and Zlín, Czech Republic, Grip Games studios is also a developer and publisher of games, such as Tower or Guns, Jet Car Stunts, Atomic Ninjas and Unmechanical Extended. They also work with other major developers to help bring their products to the global market. Now we know a little bit about the studios behind the scene, what is The Solus Project?
Based in the same universe as “The Ball,” you are a lonely austronaut stranded on a deserted planet, Gliese-6143-C, after loosing your crew to a fatal spaceship landing. With limited supplies, Earth on verge of destruction and no way to communicate back home, you must traverse the barren lands to find the tools necessary for building a communication device to contact Earth.
There are no apparent enemies, yet as you explore the planet, you find remnants of a civilization that once existed. As explained by the developers, “Survive through exploration. Unlock the depths of the uncharted planet, and the secrets buried deep below. Delve into huge cave systems and tombs and uncover over 200 secrets.”
Even though there are no immediate enemies to fight, with limited supplies, you must survive the harsh weather of the planet. Days are excruciatingly hot, surpassing 110F and nights swing under -30F. With no boat, you must also explore the cave massive system below, in order to travel across bodies of water.
Overall, The Solus Project delves into the more adventerous aspect of games. And with many secrets to uncover, you’ll forget you’re even at home, as you scour Gliese-6143-C. The game is currently available for the HTC Vive for $20. You can also keep up to date on The Solus Project via Twitter @TheSolusProject.
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