A press release came out of Hong Kong recently announcing developer Glo’s initial journey to the VR world. Unearthed Inc: The Lost Temple puts you in the role of an archaeologist trying to uncovered a temple hidden in the Amazon. However, this is a video game we’re talking about so your profession is a bit ‘exaggerated’. You’re like Lara Croft or Nathan Drake if they had a robot sidekick and telekinetic powers. Both of these assets will surely be helpful in solving ancient puzzles or dealing with terrifying enemies.
Unearthed Inc: The Lost Temple is currently available on the Oculus Store and on Steam for the HTC Vive for $24.99 USD. It’s currently on sale on Steam for $19.99 USD until December 22nd. Glo also plans to release the game for other platforms including PlayStation VR and Google Daydream at some point in 2017.
The press release also highlighted the following features:
- HEART-POUNDING BATTLES: Go toe-to-toe with a menagerie of monsters. Engage in fierce combat with giant spiders, undead spirits, ravenous bats and more.
- STUNNING VISUALS: Explore striking 360-degree environments such as Nightfall Cliff, the Amber Cave, and an abandoned mine as you search for the fabled ‘Dragoon Egg.’
- TOUCH THE WORLD: VR games are at their very best when you can pick up things without any limitations. Anything you can grab in Unearthed Inc. might form a part of your adventure, from making your own dynamite to fixing a busted mine cart.
- TELEKINESIS: Want to wreak havoc on far away objects, or grab that missing piece of a puzzle that’s just out of reach? With telekinesis, you can get your hands on just about anything with the flick of your wrist.
- ZOMBIE CHALLENGE: If you think you’ve mastered everything Unearthed Inc. has to offer, it’s time to test your skills in this battle royale with the undead. How many zombies can you defeat before you finally succumb?
It’s nice to see VR continue to explore new situations to put the player in. A Tomb Raider-esque adventure sounds perfect to experience behind a headset. The addition of supernatural powers seems a little strange but since you are a disembodied set of hands, grabbing items from far away doesn’t sound that far-fetched. And it should make gameplay that much more interesting. You can see this telekinetic power in action (and a lot more) in the launch trailer below.