One of the best social virtual reality (VR) videogames on the market is Steel Crate Games’ Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Originally released for Samsung Gear VR, the studio then brought it to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR, adding motion controller support along the way. Steel Crate Games has continued to improve the Gear VR version releasing a new update this week for the headsets 3DoF controller.
Using the new Gear VR controller which launched a few months ago, players can rotate the bomb by swiping the touchpad and interact by pointing at bomb modules. The update also introduces shared leaderboards for both Gear VR and Oculus Rift versions, adding a competitive element to the title.
Plus seven new music tracks have been included, adding some heart-pounding intensity to bomb defusal as well as relief during the brief downtime between missions.
On top of all that, Steel Crate Games has add some further tweaks:
- Improves Wire Sequence usability
- Fixes audio distortion when using Bluetooth speakers/headphones
- Allows game to be installed to external storage
- Adds slight bounce feedback when trying to rotate the bomb too far
- Improves cursor appearance
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is unique among VR experiences in the way that it introduced a local social element to its gameplay. It revolves around one player in VR who’s got a bomb to diffuse, made up of several panels, with wires, dials, timers, codes, symbols and more to figure out. There’s just one problem, how to actually do it. To do this, players in the real world have a manual explaining how each particular puzzle works, and it’s only through cooperation and teamwork that success can be achieved.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, reporting back with further updates.