Puzzle games are arguably the best fit for Virtual Reality right now. Sure, it’s great to race around in a sports car or fly a space fighter, but the ability to traverse a full 3D space whilst solving a maddening or colourfully addictive puzzle will always get the better of my attention. Now, Perth based Stirfire Studios are set to bring their own spin on the VR puzzle with Symphony of the Machine.
The story is deliberately vague as you step into this desolate landscape, where a tower full of strange machines awaits. It’s here where you’ll be able to control and alter the world, bringing it back to life, thanks to the tower’s mysterious weather bending abilities, though why you have to do so and what happened to the world around you is a tantalising mystery.
Built with the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR in mind, Symphony of the Machine will guide players without words, the purpose being to place your focus entirely on the puzzles themselves to guide you forward. If you’re lucky, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the game and maybe a secret or two of the Tower in person at PAX Australia this weekend. The Stirfire team will be there to answer your questions … but not all of them, mind. Some are best kept to be discovered for yourself.
Symphony of the Machine is set for an early 2017 release. We’ll be sure to keep a close eye on its development, so stay tuned to PN2 for more.