Assassin's Creed writer and Papo & Yo Developers team up for Time Machine VR.
Time Machine VR, the made-for-VR adventure game from Minority Media Inc., is available now for $29.99 USD on Rift and Vive, with a PlayStation VR launch slated for later this year.
The team behind Time Machine VR were also behind Papo & Yo, the very emotional and compelling fantasy adventure game for PS3 that dealt with child abuse. I expected quality from Minority Media's followup and they have delivered in VR. Time Machine VR has over 10 hours of gameplay and a gripping narrative penned by Jill Murray. Jill was the award-winning writer behind the underrated PS Vita game Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation that featured an African-French women as the protagonist. Jill was also the writer behind the very well received Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
"VR is the only way to make this game," said Minority CEO Vander Caballero. "We've spent three years re-creating prehistoric creatures and the oceans they lived in... and their sheer scale in VR is heart-stopping. A livyatan on a flatscreen TV is cool to look at; a VR livyatan twenty times your size with a mouth so big you can stand comfortably in it is out of this world.”
In the role of an adventurous time-hopping cadet, players will be tasked with traveling to the Jurassic era to gather data on the ancient titans that roamed those oceans. This mission takes a dire turn when rising temperatures in the present free a deadly virus from the ice caps where it had lain dormant for millions of years. To prevent the extinction of the human race, the player must delve deeper into the past, seeking a cure among the marine monsters who survived the plague when it first emerged.