Reality-bending VR Puzzle ‘Transpose’ Coming to Vive, Rift & PSVR Next Month


Secret Location, the studio behind Blasters of the Universe (2016) and Sleepy Hollow: VR Experience (2015), announced last month that they’re heading back into VR territory with a new first-person, time-bending puzzle game. Dubbed Transpose, the game is said to take place in a dreamlike universe where players record multiple overlapping versions of themselves that need to cooperate to solve increasingly intricate puzzles.

Update (October 23rd, 2018): Secret Location today announced that ‘Transpose’ is headed to PSVR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift on November 6th. Transpose will be available on Steam (Vive, Rift) and the Oculus Store  (Rift). The original article announcing the game follows below:

Original Article (September 4th, 2018): The studio says in a press statement that Transpose will feature three unique worlds containing over 30 levels, which is said to take nearly eight hours to complete. Using multiple recordings, players must collect and sacrifice energy to power up a mysterious ancient machine.

While not much else is known about Transpose at the moment, it’s said to feature:

  • “Echo” Time Loops: Players must solve puzzles by recording their own actions to create multiple instances of themselves, called echoes, and coordinate their echoes from various time loops to sync up and solve puzzles together;
  • Real-time Motion Capture: Transpose records players’ every action, allowing them to see copies of their characters mimic their actual movements almost immediately after being enacted;
  • Perspective Shifts: Set in a mesmerizingly surreal world, Transpose allows players to rotate the environment around them to walk on walls and ceilings, experiencing perspective shifts and multifaceted puzzles in ways only possible in VR.

Transpose is slated to arrive on PSVR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift this Fall (see update) with a $20 price tag. Secret Location says the game will be localized in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Korean.

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  • LowRezSkyline

    Glad to see these guys have a new one; Blasters is one of the more polished titles offered for VR. Great game if you have not checked it out, esp. if you are a 80’s kid, the nostalgia factor is set to 11 on this one. ;)

    • Raphael

      Blasters is a great challenge, well structured and with excellent presentation. Have been playing it a lot recently. It’s good exercise too.

      • LowRezSkyline

        I wish they’d add a level that lets you play through all the levels back-to-back, sort of the way you can do a ‘full journey’ in Rez.

        Otherwise, great game, the unlimited mode per level is a great workout for sure, but I do enjoy the very creative boss battles, esp. the final boss, that was awesome.e

        • Raphael

          Back to back would be good. I think I have a way to go through it yet. Playing on regular skill level whatever it’s called. I like the weapon combinations and trying out different modules for the gun.

          I need to go back and play some more Rez as well.

  • Raphael

    Certainly a departure from their first VR game.

  • ビッグマシン

    Single-player VR puzzle
    -Game is on Steam supports both HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
    -Tracked Motion Controllers
    -Steam Achievements

    Day one purchase!

    • HomeAudio

      Don’t buy anything from Oculus Home – this platform is dying. FB cancelled work on Rift 2. From no on much better choice is Steam VR.

    • HomeAudio

      Don’t buy anything from Oculus Home – this platform is dying. FB cancelled work on Rift 2. From now on much better choice is Steam VR.

      • dk