Window cleaners have it tough. There’s those great heights, the wind constantly blowing you about, water going everywhere … it’s a difficult gig, but I’m sure those who work in the industry will tell you there’s absolutely nothing extreme about it. Except maybe the heights thing, I guess. Enter Pane in the Glass, a new VR experience that wants to turn the experience of cleaning high rise windows into an all new extreme sport.
You’ll start off easily enough, at the bottom of a high rise building with a bunch of dirty windows awaiting your arrival. As with modern VR tradition, everything around you can be interacted with, from your cleaning equipment to whatever else you can find around you. The action picks up as you go further and further up the tower, just be mindful not to look down if you’re afraid of heights. I can attest to that weird sensation of feeling up in the air even when sitting on a couch whilst using VR, so I can only begin to imagine what it would feel like to be miles above the ground.
Rewind, the developers behind this colourful VR experience, are rather kind in their reminder to keep an eye on the seagulls, though I noticed in the trailer below a rather amusing way to get rid of them. Rewind are known for their VR experiences, but as their first game available on Steam for the Vive, it’ll be interesting to see how people respond to it. It’s a puzzle game experience with a little harmless fun attached to it, so it should appeal to those looking for a fun experience with their VR kit.
Pane in the Glass is available today for HTC Vive on Steam. If you have a kit, let us know what you think of it in the comments below!
Mark Isaacson is the editor of PN2. Go say hi @Mark_D_Isaacson