Back in 2015, developer Tequila Works — the team behind the upcoming game Rime — announced its intentions to develop a VR game. Today, it and publisher GameTrust (GameStop’s publishing arm) revealed said game: a new non-linear murder mystery for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR, called The Invisible Hours.
The Invisible Hours is said to be a complex murder mystery where players freely explore an intricate web of interwoven stories set in a large mansion. The game is said to be inspired by classic murder mysteries, such as Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None as well as Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige.
Here’s an official story overview:
A group of strangers receive a curious invitation from enigmatic inventor Nikola Tesla, offering each of them the chance to make amends for their darkest wrongdoings. When the last guest arrives at Tesla’s isolated mansion laboratory, they find him dead – murdered. Disgraced Swedish detective, Gustaf Gustav, vows to find the killer amongst the other guests: a blind butler, a convicted murderer, the world’s most famous actress, Tesla’s former assistant, the son of a wealthy railroad magnate, and rival inventor Thomas Edison. But none of these people are what they seem.
Full motion controls and gamepad support have been confirmed. Currently, a release date beyond 2017 has not been provided. But a reveal trailer has: you can check it out below: