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.