Alice VR is a science-fiction exploration game loosely inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The game is available for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and OSVR devices. It can be played on PCs without a VR headset as well.
An unexpected malfunction forces your ship’s AI to wake you from the cryo sleep. You have to prepare for emergency landing on an alien planet. The goal is simple: find or purchase ship fuel and escape. This seemingly straightforward task gets complicated when you realize that all of the planet’s citizens had disappeared in mysterious circumstances. The player has to deal with a series of puzzles designed specifically for VR technology, and make decisions that ultimately lead to the truth about this world and its secrets. The future is in your hands.
“Missing out on a captivating experience like Alice VR is not something that can be recommended. It’s not perfect, but this game fills a niche in the VR market with its entrancing environments and fun take on a compulsive literary tale. Alice VR is best experienced with a set of goggles, but it’s a great experience for anyone.”hardcoregamer
“The world that Carbon Studio has created is a fantastic mix of sci-fi architecture and bizarre dreamlike scenarios. The books inspiration can be seen everywhere, from the mechanical cat that occasionally appears to the out and out absurdly trippy experiences, sharks flying through the sky, menacing black and white forests, tunnels that twist and turn as your viewpoint changes, it’s a visual assault on the senses. Add to that the eerie audio score, and you have quite an engaging mixture.”VRfocus
Alice VR uses the power of Unreal Engine 4 to take the player to a beautiful alien planet. The game has been developed with VR in mind from the ground up. From walking on walls to shrinking and growing – each of the gameplay mechanics are designed to show what can be achieved in virtual reality.
Some people can experience simulator sickness while playing VR games, so every well-designed experience has to be built to minimise discomfort. Our research has shown that sudden acceleration and independent look controls are major factors in causing simulator sickness effects. In Alice VR, by default, the player has to physically turn to look around, while sprinting and jumping are disabled. These functions can be turned on in the options menu.
The game is playable on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and OSVR devices. Lack of a VR headset is not an issue – the game can also be played on a PC with a regular monitor.