The puppet puzzler is due out next month.
With the new year only weeks away there are several virtual reality (VR) titles VRFocus is looking forward to seeing arrive. One of them is InnerspaceVR and Vertigo Games’ puzzle title A Fisherman’s Tale. Today, the studio’s have announced the actual launch date as well as releasing some new screenshots and an immersive video.
The new 360-degree video reveals a lot more of the narrative in A Fisherman’s Tale than ever before. Going into detail regarding how the wooden puppet in the screenshots came to be.
That puppet is called Bob, a tiny fisherman who lives alone in a tiny cabin attached to a lighthouse, oblivious to the world outside. When the radio broadcasts a storm alert, Bob needs to get to the top of the lighthouse and turn on the light. But that’s not going to be straightforward as all is not what it seems, and things begin to get a bit surreal and weird for him.
A purely single-player puzzle adventure, A Fisherman’s Tale is all about thinking outside the box, as the title plays with dimensions and scale. It only through interacting with the central lighthouse model – which is infinitely replicated – that the puzzles can be solved and Bob’s goal completed.
“A Fisherman’s Tale is an amazing story full of surprising and playful gameplay. It explores immersive writing in virtual reality and brings an unprecedented proposition to VR gaming. ARTE is a proud collaborator on A Fisherman’s Tale together with its talented creators at Innerspace and publisher Vertigo Games,” said Gilles Freissinier, Head of Web Department at ARTE France in a statement.
A Fisherman’s Tale is available to play on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets from 22nd January 2019.