Horror masters Wolf & Wood has created a number of virtual reality (VR) experiences over the years, the most notable being The Exorcist: Legion VR. One of the studios’ earlier titles was horror mystery A Chair in a Room: Greenwater, originally for HTC Vive back in 2016. This week Wolf & Wood has confirmed support will soon be coming to PlayStation VR.
A Chair in a Room: Greenwater is a chilling escape-room style experience, set in a bleak imagining of America’s Deep South. The story revolves around an investigation of institutional corruption, religious immorality and murder, where you play patient no. 6079 in The Greenwater Institute, with no recollection of who you are or what you did to be here. You must unlock lost memories to piece together the past and solve the present.
While the videogame starts in the brightly lit, utilitarian facility of The Greenwater Institute, as things progress you’ll encounter a mix of derelict towns, run-down motels and murky, decaying swamps to build that sense of atmosphere. But the devil is in the details, with A Chair in a Room: Greenwater being highly interactive as you search for clues.
“Investigation of the clues is carried out by manipulating items using either the Dualshock 4 controller or the PS Move motion controllers. This kind of ‘hands on’ gameplay means that getting up close is important,” explains Ryan Bousfield, Creative Director, Wolf & Wood. “With that in mind, we’ve paid extra attention to the finer details. Looking closer, the clean white room reveals marks of the previous occupants, and scratched into the paint of the door are messages from another time.”
Wolf & Wood has broken the story down into six chapters of around 20 to 30 minutes in length to allow for intervals in play while enjoying the story, great for those new to VR horror which can get intense.
While the studio might be known for its scary videogames that’s not all the team produce. Due for release in June via Steam Early Access for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, is Hotel R’n’R, which pays homage to the classic days of rock and metal when hotels feared booking rooms to bands, knowing that they’d likely be completely trashed, sinks smashed, furniture in pieces and of course, TV’s thrown out of windows.
A Chair in a Room: Greenwater is scheduled to arrive on Tuesday, 23rd April for PlayStation VR. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Wolf & Wood, reporting back with any further updates.