‘Wanderer’ is a Time-traveling VR Adventure Coming This Year, Trailer Here


Wanderer is an upcoming VR adventure game inspired by Quantum Leap (1989) and Dark (2017) that lets you travel back through history to prevent the collapse of civilization. Created by New Zealand studios Oddboy and M Theory, Wanderer is coming to all major VR headsets sometime later this year.

Awaking to an apocalyptic timeline, you find an unusual wristwatch which unlocks the power to traverse time and space. It seems you’ll be ‘quantum leaping’ through all sorts of major events, striving to right what once went wrong (and hoping each time that your next leap will be the leap home).

“Experiment alongside frenzied inventors, play to an endless crowd of hippies, defend ancient civilizations from invasion, decode covert messages in the midst of war and uncover the secrets of the space race – will you follow what you know to be true or are there forces at play beyond your control?” the studios say.

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Its creators say it blends escape room-style puzzles and hands-on action sequences “that will see you bring together objects and events from various time periods in sometimes unlikely and inventive ways.”

Wanderer is slated to launch on PSVR, SteamVR headsets and Oculus headsets in Q3 2021. All versions of the game will support full motion controls, including PSVR.

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  • This looks very promising!

  • Foreign Devil

    I’d also say it’s inspired by “The Journeyman Project” if anyone remembers that game series from the 90’s.

    • Hazen

      It was awesome!

    • Popin

      Thought the same thing. The Journeyman Project was a fantastic trilogy (sad the 4th installment never came to pass). This definitely takes pieces of that formula, the watch for example filling the role of Arthur.

  • Andrew Jakobs

    Looks amazing, looking forward to playing it.

  • johann jensson

    Interesting. But at the same time it has the potential to end up as another gimmick game, like so many native VR titles. We shall see.

    It looks nice though.

  • victor

    what’s up with the floating hands?!

  • Warp

    Could be great if done right, I look forward to it.

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  • Nice trailer for sure

  • sebrk

    Looks amazing!

  • sandy eisen

    Trailer works well – it has stimulated my interest and am looking forward to learning more

  • Rosko

    Great idea & everything about it looks promising, Its nice to see a VR game that’s not ruined by ‘getting it on quest’. 2021 definitely looking a bit more promising, we also have Green Hell, Vertigo 2, Lone echo 2, Firmament & MYST.

    • Zerofool

      Agreed on every point.
      A small (sad) correction though – Firmament was delayed and now targets “late 2022” for a release :/

  • Henry Von Frompf

    I hope that I don’t have to fight the Nazis.

  • Plou

    Ever since I read the Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Galland & Stephenson, I felt the time travel fit VR super well, since scene switch works really well in VR…

  • Barry McDonald

    Just added to my wishlist