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Nightmare-Based VR Experience Wake Up Released

Virtual reality (VR) compatible horror experiences aren’t a new concept, but indie developer Ottgud has this month revealed a relatively unique take on the genre with Wake Up. Compatible with both the Oculus Rift head-mounted display’s (HMD) first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2), this first-person experience is currently available to download for free over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta on both PC and Mac.


Wake Up is described by its developer as a short demo in which players must try and wake up from a horrific nightmare. Specifically the player character is dreaming of being paralysed and can only move their index finger as they sit in a wheelchair, unable to move it. According to the developer the idea is ‘loosely based on sleep paralysis’ trying to replciate the fear of its effects. The demo was created using Oculus VR’s 0.4.2 software development kit (SDK).

Wake Up isn’t the only VR horror experience to be revealed this month. One Final Breath recently launched a big push for support on both Kickstarter and Steam Greenlightt while plenty of other horror experiences continue to appear on Oculus VR Share. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with any more updates.

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