Stormland, the upcoming open-world VR title from Insomniac Games and Oculus, will be playable at PAX West this week to the general public, and not just badge-holders.

The Oculus Stormland pop-up will be available for one day only on August 31st in Seattle, WA.

Oculus says in a blogpost that PAX-goers and the general public alike will get a chance to “[b]ound up cliffs, glide across chasms, and fly through the slipstream with velocity. Detonate explosives, harness electricity, and wield makeshift weapons to overcome titanium sentries and monolithic guardians.”

Demos will be taking place on August 31 at 11:00AM – 9:00PM PT at 1927 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.

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In Stormland, you play as a peaceful robotic gardener until a mysterious storm called ‘The Tempest’ shatters your android body. After lying dormant for centuries, you must journey through an ever-changing cloudscape, augmenting yourself to become a heroic fighter, save your friends, and reclaim your world.

You have the ability to fly just above the cloud-like ‘slipstream’ using your hands, and shoot a laser in the cloud’s surface to create a sort of ramp to glide off of. You can also physically climb up a cliff side and glide back down. ‘The Tempest’ is said to rearrange everything each week, presenting the player with new playgrounds of movement, combat, and scavenging.

Stormland is slated to arrive sometime in 2019.

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  • JJ

    Idk what to think about this game yet, haven’t seen enough yet to decide but damn do i LOVE Insomniac games. Not only did they make ratchet n clank, Resistance and more but they’ve been voted into the top 10 fun places to work in america a few times over the years because they love their employees. Great company!

  • Lucidfeuer

    Really curious about this one. Oculus has a pretty good curation.

  • Flyig in VR, it could be awesome. Looks sick.

    • JJ

      it could be sick, i mean literally make you sick. just kidding im sure its great :)

  • nipple_pinchy

    Oculus exclusive. Well, it sounds like an interesting idea for a sim, anyways.

  • If you don’t mind listening to the creators spend 6 minutes patting themselves on the back about how awesome they are for coming up with VR mechanics they clearly lifted from others, there is a gameplay video in the background here: