E3 2014: The Assembly – a game about the dangers of scientific experiments for Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift
Based in the UK Farnborough studio nDreams, a leading developer of social games for platforms PlayStation Home, decided to support the virtual reality technology. During E3 2014, taking place now in Los Angeles, she announced a new project – the game with a serious moral overtones The Assembly for PC (Oculus Rift) and PlayStation 4 (Project Morpheus).
The Assembly will tell about a secret community of scientists, engineers and academics who organized an underground laboratory for experiments prohibited. Members of this group believe that the movement of scientific progress only prevent the ethical principles and that to make a real breakthrough will have to break them. Script for the game writes Tom Jubert, has already gained a reputation for several games series Penumbra, as well as The Swapper and FTL. Judging by the first trailer, the game now and then gamers will experience the strength of violent scenes.
Developers began experimenting with virtual reality devices in the middle of last year, and during that time have created several prototypes based on unusual ideas. Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to try out an early demo, but is not yet clear exactly how the game is organized gameplay. The creators have only noticed that users will two different characters, and thanks Oculus Rift Project Morpheus and they notice great differences in growth and the characters’ voices. Studio has launched the official website of The Assembly, but so far there is to be found only a short announcement and trailer.
nDreams was founded in 2006 by creative Square Enix Europe and Eidos O’Luni Patrick (Patrick O’Luanaigh) and currently has 28 employees. Throughout its existence, it has produced 19 virtual spaces and 13 items for PlayStation Home. One of the first projects was the development Xi – the first ever console ARG , partly conducted in the virtual world, partly – in the real. In 2008, the studio also released iStories – program for PC, allows you to create interactive stories, combining images, text and sound. Besides dealing with creation nDreams PlayStation Event Spaces (virtual worlds that are becoming available in PlayStation Home at events) and social games for Facebook.