In a couple of weeks, Europe’s biggest gaming event takes place in Cologne, Germany, Gamescom 2019. From the looks of things, there’s going to be quite the virtual reality (VR) presence. Gluk Media, a Lithuanian developer of immersive content has just confirmed it’ll be attending, showcasing its latest title Kamile VR.
Set in an AI-powered city, Kamile VR will be an episodic experience comprising five instalments, with the first being shown at Gamescom. The story is set in a dystopian 2084 where jobs have been taken over by AI. This doesn’t mean a life of luxury for the population, in fact, quite the opposite. Humanity now faces the reality of constant work and slavery for digital economics, lending brainpower for Neural Mining processes and further empowering AI capabilities.
You take the role of Kamile, the wife of an AI scientist working on next-generation technology. “When work-related tragic incident turns into family drama, Kamile is forced to fight and flight in order to protect her son and his secrets,” explains the story synopsis.
Kamile VR is heavily focused towards a storytelling style experience with gameplay elements, which sounds very similar to titles such as Vader Immortal: A Star Wars Story. Gluk Media explains: “Kamile VR will feature various gameplay elements. Unique VR setting will provide augmented reality-driven user’s interface to navigate and familiarize yourself with the world, while different chapters of the story will feature hacking, shooting and brain invasion sequences [sic].”
After its Gamescom 2019 debut, Kamile VR episode one is scheduled to launch in October, supporting headsets including Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. It’ll feature an original score written by film composers Paulius Kilbauskas and Vygintas Kisevičius.
Check out the first teaser trailer below, and when VRFocus tests the experience during Gamesom we’ll let you know what we think.