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Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a cult classic of the horror genre. It will be playable in VR soon, including support for motion controls.
This horror game takes you back to the 19th century. You wake up in an old castle not knowing who you are or what brought you here. Through scattered notes, you gradually learn what happened and that something evil is following you at every step.
Amnesia: The Dark Descent was released in 2010 for PC, Mac and Linux and became an independent hit. Years later versions for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch followed. The game was notable for its realistic object interactions and a game mechanic that made that of the protagonist fear of the dark a central element of the game. Both of these features would translate well to VR.
Amnesia was the start of a series of horror games followed by three more titles, A Machine for Pigs (2013), Rebirth (2020) and The Bunker (2023).
The unofficial VR port is coming to PC VR
In 2021, indie developer Gordey Eremin created an Android remake of The Dark Descent called Sclerosis. This was done without the blessing of Frictional Games, the studio behind the hit series. He banned the port from being released on mobile platforms, so the game is currently only available on Itch.io.
A few days ago, Eremin announced that he is working on a VR version of Sclerosis. A first trailer shows what has already been implemented motion controls AND simple interactions between objects. The visual effects, triggered by the protagonist’s fear and madness, will be reworked specifically for virtual reality.
Sclerosis VR is currently releasing in the fall and will be a VR game for PC.
I asked Eremin if there is a mobile VR version for headsets like Meta Quest. This would make sense since Sclerosis is already based on Android. I will update this article if I get a response.
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