Arca’s Path is a controller-free VR adventure that takes you into a mysterious world, and tasks you with solving puzzles by leading a ball through obstacles using your gaze. The game, produced by Rebellion and developed by Dream Reality Interactive, is slated to launch on December 4th on all major VR platforms.

Arca’s Path follows the story of a young girl who finds a VR video game in a trash heap. While the gameplay itself is based entirely around leading the ball with the game’s gaze-based mechanic, there’s also some story here as well, told through manga-style stills that are dispensed as you make your way through the crumbling road ahead.

The game, launching globally on December 4th, is supporting a wide array of VR platforms including PSVR, HTC Vive, HTC Vive Focus, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Gear VR, and Windows VR headsets.

Rebellion is best known in the VR industry for its adaptation of Battlezone (2016), among numerous other PC and console titles including the Sniper Elite series and Rogue Trooper Redux (2018).

Developers Dream Reality Interactive previously worked on VR experience Hold the World (2017) starring iconic broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, and Orbu, an AR game for iOS using Apple’s ARKit. Dream Reality Interactive’s core team previously worked at Sony’s London Studio, with titles such as PlayStation VR Worlds and AR games for Wonderbook.

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  • Michael Slesinski

    “zen like” translates to “boring” in my head.

    • mcnbns

      Some people want a nice relaxing game after a long day dealing with the stresses of real reality.

      • Michael Slesinski

        then why the hell did they start playing video games in the first place? i mean really, its not generally seen as a “relaxing” hobby.

        • mcnbns

          There are lots of kinds of games out there, just like there are lots of TV shows and movies. People enjoy different things. You don’t like walking simulators or simple, slow-paced games? Don’t buy them.

          There was a time when video games were new and no one had any idea of what they “should” be. Creative people on the fringes experimented to bring you the beginnings of what you currently enjoy as video gaming.

          But I think you’re right. Let’s shut it all down, folks. Now that Michael Slesinski has arrived on the scene to tell us what video games really are, we should all stop trying anything new or different.

          • Michael Slesinski

            actually i have been playing them since the beginning, and theres a reason text adventures died off, because they were fucking BORING! games like missile command and pong..? TEDIOUS! the entire motivation of most of the industry has been to get AWAY from boring, and you would know that had you been here from the get-go. from pitfall to super mario brothers to sonic the hedge hog to ray man and so on it has all been evolving into faster paced more visceral games.. until the idiot millennials came along with their “everyone deserves a trophy” mentality.

            i get it, you suck at video games because you lack the skills to play them. once upon a time your only option would have been to either improve your skill set or use cheat codes. now you just buy hidden object games, farming simulators, or walking simulators instead.

            shutting it down WOULD be a great idea considering the dearth of creativity evident in the industry at this point, because there IS nothing “new or different” here, just the same old shit with a fresh coat of polish! i understand, you kids think if it didnt happen in your life time its “new”, but thats not the fact. the fact is every game that has come out in the past decade (more really) has its roots firmly planted in the past. i know this because i never “arrived on the scene” i have always been PART OF the scene.

          • jj

            yeah, looking at your post history, its clear you’re just a troll here to start arguments.

            haha “I never ‘arrived on the scene’ i have always been PART OF the scene” -ImSoBadass

            There so much wrong with the things you’ve said i dont even have time to explain them all to you. I’m just going to let you keep trying to defend yourself and dig yourself in deeper. I am 100% positive that anybody who reads your post will go, Yupp that guys a nut case and obviously knows nothing about gaming.

            P.S. I’ve been employed in the game industry for a while now, so you can pretty much take anything i say about general gaming as fact. Game dev. is what I was fortunate enough to study in school, because i actually went to school. Unlike you, who clearly just huffed spray paint in your moms basement, with a hand on your shriveled excuse of a dick.

        • jj

          Are you really that stupid to think all games have to be intense to be fun or enjoyable? That’s reeeeaaaaaaallll thicc.

          If anything its the other way. if you’re not relaxing while playing a game, then its not a good hobby. Why would you take a break from life to add more tensions and not be able to relax.
          I play games 100% to relax and have fun, when it becomes a chore or anything else its not worth my time.

          • Michael Slesinski

            the only thing thats “reeeeaaaaaaallll thicc” here is you casual wank-tards (you do know “thick” is the actual word right? i mean surely even 14 year olds arent so stupid that they use “thicc” in a fucking sentence).

            granted i was intentionally trying to offend you pansies (mission accomplished), but what i said is the truth. whats the fucking point in playing a game if all it does is put you to sleep? im guessing you kids own like 3 games, and you play them for 5-15 min at a time before hitting the hay. if a game isnt able to keep a person awake (notice retard boy: i DIDNT use the term “woke”.. because im NOT an idiot) its not worth playing. nowhere did i say every game needs to be a twitch shooter, im guessing you guys lack the reflexes to play any game that REQUIRES actual skill though.. or you would know how much better they are than snooze fests!

          • jj

            aww wow you are so but hurt and offended. you even included a paragraph because i wrote thicc instead of thick… thats sad man.

            You couldn’t be more wrong about literally everything you touch on. Your assumptions of who we are, as well as your view on relaxing games, continues to make you look like an ignorant infant.

            If you really think any relaxing game will just put you to sleep, then you seriously need to work on your attention span. All the riddlin they’re giving you in middle school is messing up your ability to focus.

            Please keep posting because your views are so ludacris, its going to provide all of rtvr with some entertainment.

            Please continue about how relaxing games are not even games and how you know we must be such shitty, slow responsive gamers, because we dont play fortine religiously like you do.

            PS usually the people who claim others are 14 or a young age are really the young ones.

          • Michael Slesinski

            clearly you are the one who is deeply offended considering the amount of energy you are wasting on somebody who sees you as nothing more than a lying retard. rage on tard-boy, rage on.

            its “ludicrous” by the way fuck-head (because everyone who works in the videogame industry is an illiterate twat with a 4th grade education..).

          • jj

            When your main argument is how i misspelled a word and im a “lying retard tard boy” ..? You hold no grounds in this conversation. You are literally just shitting out of your mouth and its great because you think your being intelligent?, intimidating? or something. but to everyone else you’re the tard-boy raging on.

            I can type alt his with a smile on my face :) take no effort, you on the other hand are writing as if you have something important to say. Which you don’t have, you’re again just shitting from your mouth.

            That must be such a shitty life to live and that i feel bad for you.

            If everyone in the game industry is an illiterate twat then why do you play our games?

            btw thanks for buying my games and supporting me I really appreciate it :)

            Keep talking because again it is great entertainment watching an illiterate, dunce trying to be persuasive or argue.

            I can shrug off pretty much any point you make be referring to a straw-man fallacy. Instead of defending yourself you’re just creating separate things to comment on to make it seem like your rebudding good, when you’re not.

          • Michael Slesinski

            again, im the one typing short little “i dont give a fuck” responses. you dont comprehend sarcasm, you cant type to save your life (VERY desirable trait in the game development industry no doubt..), and youre an obvious twat.

          • MosBen

            Boy, you’re a real piece of work. The idea that different people like different things just can’t get through to you, huh? Everyone who doesn’t like what you like is deficient in some way? That’s a super shitty way to go through life and your interactions with people.

          • Michael Slesinski

            its unfortunate that so many of you enjoy “games” that lack creativity and depth, “models” that are fat, and chicks with dicks.. but not my problem. if you suck at something you shouldnt do it. to pretend that hidden object “games”, walking simulators, and fucking match 3 games (none of which require any skill to play or creativity to make) are equal to actual games is asinine. they are games made for retards. how many retards do you think fathom that they are retarded? none of you.

          • MosBen

            Jesus, you’re either a kid that’s going to grow up some day and cringe at the way that you used to act online, or you’re a really unfortunate adult. It’s fine to not like walking simulators, etc., but it’s also fine to like them. And it’s not your honesty that’s the problem. It’s the person that your honesty reveals you to be.

          • Michael Slesinski

            naaah, its NOT “fine” to like walking simulators.. just like its not “fine” to grow up and be the kind of twat that uses the word “cringe” on a daily basis.

            i attacked the GAME then you pansies attacked ME, but my behavior is in question? go get fucked.

          • MosBen

            You object to the word cringe? Man, you have some very specific and bizarre rules for life, gaming, and language. And to the extent that you’ve been called out, it’s for using childish and offensive language, and for acting like your preferences for your hobby time are universal. But go on, order the tide not to come in and see how that goes.

          • Michael Slesinski

            “called out”? by you twats? go on and pull the other one. you just used the word cringe in a fucking sentence but im the “childish” one?

            my language offends you? good! your liberal idiocy offends me, so i guess we are even.

          • jj

            everything youve done, including your behavior, is in question. why the fuck wouldn’t it be? you’re on here making an ass of yourself, so were going to have a hay day calling out how retarded you sound.

            btw it is hilarious you’re against the word cringe… that in itself is cringe worthy.

          • jj

            you need some help. seriously. how hard did your orphanage caretaker drop you? It seems like she kicked you down the stairs.

          • Michael Slesinski

            keep trying retard-boy. ’cause the whole world knows game developers have nothing better to do than talk shit on the internet.

          • jj

            yet another straw man fallacy. I thought you were trying to prove that boring games arent fun… not that game devs have nothing better to do than tell you your wrong. Lets try not to get side tracked here.

          • Michael Slesinski

            “my wrong”? if you cant speak english dont speak english.. and DEFINITELY dont pretend to be a game developer.

            serious question: does your tongue stick out of the corner of your mouth as you type your bullshit? i just want to know if i should feel bad about verbally beating the shit out of a legitimate retard or not.

          • jj

            well if you want to get technical…”tell you your wrong” can still be correct. It was “your” wrong possessively, as in you owned it, which you did. So not only are you wrong but YET AGAIN you’re just going for straw man arguments, you keep changing the topic to derail from the original discussion. You’re doing this because you have no ground to stand on, you’re just being a troll.

            nobody here is pretend aside from you.

            Please keep it going, like i said before, everyone in here is laughing at you, and not with you. hence the upvotes on every comment that isn’t yours…..

          • Michael Slesinski

            thats NOT the correct use of the word. i am however done here though.

            to say that i think of you kids as anything MORE than a bunch of giggling fuck-tards behind screens would be a lie.

          • jj

            well no, it still makes sense so its a correct use of the word. Nothing you say can change that no matter how much you cry.

            and you’re done here?? but you’ve just floundered and spewed shit out of your mouth, to leave now would make is seam like you’ve ran out of troll things to say. I expected more, but i guess in the end you are that pathetic.

          • Michael Slesinski

            “seams” like little boy make-believe game developer never finished third grade english.

          • Michael Slesinski

            yea.. not like i dont see you and mosbent sucking eachother off all over disqus. in several places you have even upvoted your own comments! which is tantamount to a dog licking its own balls.

          • jj

            where’d you go pussy foot?

          • jj

            hmmmm, the troll must have went back under his bridge. oh well, he’ll be back trying to ejaculate onto us soon enough.