Eye of the Temple, “A new take” on your typical VR exploration

Danish independent developer Sanctum Dreams has unveiled their upcoming room-scale VR title “Eye of the Temple”, a VR puzzle action game that lets players explore a treacherous temple with a unique sense of immersion.

In Eye of the Temple you explore a vast and treacherous temple using your own feet. Keep your balance as you step from one moving block to another, dodging traps and solving puzzles with your torch and whip in hand.

Gameplay in Eye of the Temple has no interface elements or use of buttons, instead letting the player step, dodge, duck, and whip using solely their own body and hand movements. A unique platformer traversal mechanic lets the player lose themselves in the depths of the vast temple without teleportation, artificial locomotion, or other distractions taking them out of the immersion.

Rune Skovbo Johansen of Sanctum Dreams said, “The response from people trying the game at events has been fantastic. Even people new to VR can jump right into it, while veteran VR gamers tell me the immersion while traversing the world is unique compared to any other VR game they’ve tried.”

Currently in development by Sanctum Dreams, Eye of the Temple is scheduled for release on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift (with 360 degree room scale setups) in late 2018.