With Kinda Funny's Greg Miller to guide you, Island Time VR is a kinda funny physical survival comedy.
During GDC 2018 week I got a chance to demo Island Time VR , a humorous and challenging game in which you are shipwrecked on a deserted island and try to survive as long as possible. Crafting tools and cooking food will help you to keep your health bar up and in turn survive your time on the island. Going in I really was like what ridiculous nonsense VR game is this. Turns out that ridiculous nonsense VR game is really fun. The mechanics are simple enough but is comprised of an event system that determines when and what amounts of resources are made available to players. Once the game gets going it does become some hectic fun that would be great physical comedy to on lookers.
Speaking of comedy, the development team over at Flight School cast Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller as the voice of Carl the Crab. Carl acts as your guide to the island, provides hints, and even gives you a claw or two to help build survival tools.
“I have no business being a voice actor, so I was blown away when Flight School reached out to have me voice Carl,” said Greg Miller, Co-Founder of Kinda Funny Games. “Then, imagine my surprise when the game turned out to actually be great! It's been an honor to be part of a game that's engaging, funny, and a great example of what VR can be."
Many non-VR game journalists have not been too friendly to VR so it is pretty refreshing to see Greg Miller not only support VR but jumping in voice first. Greg is a pretty interesting and popular figure in gaming so his support could not only help the Flight School team to promote Island Time VR but help in growing VR as a whole. Another interesting but perhaps not as popular figure in gaming is Adam Volker of Flight School. Adam took the time to sit with me and tell me more about his team and the work on Island Time VR.
“Flight School is focused on pushing technology to entertain those wanting new virtual experiences, especially for VR and AR,” said Adam Volker, Creative Director at Flight School Studio. “Island Time VR provides players with fun survival challenges that push players to think creatively about ways to stay alive. We’re excited to see what solutions people come up with to survive in the game, and we'll fold all the things we learn into our next VR experience.”
VR survival game Island Time VR from Flight School Studio is launching April 3rd for PlayStation VR, Oculus, HTC Vive and Steam VR for $14.99.