We’ve heard about how virtual reality (VR) will revolutionise videogames, films, TV, health care, architecture and more. Something that many VR fans probably haven’t considered is the audiobook. Though it may not be the most obvious medium to apply to VR, indie developer Dungeon Survival Project has done just that with the release of a new experience named Storyteller, which features full support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD).
Storyteller is described by its developer as an ‘immersive VR audiobook player’ in which users sit at a campfire and listen to their chosen audiobook as if it were being read by the character that sits next to them in-game. The current release as one area titled Fireside Tales, based just outside of a hermit’s cave. The hermit himself sits on a bench with a book, effectivelly making him the reader of the story you’re listening to.
It’s not clear if Storyteller will be a further release with more maps, although the concept is certainly something that would be interesting to expand upon. For now the experience is available for free over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta, with full support for both the Oculus Rift’s first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2). VRFocus will continue to follow each and every VR compatible experience, reporting back with all the latest.