Having been developed at a Gear VR Jam earlier in the year, Zurich based indie studio Ateo has now released Sherlock Holmes – The Wagner Ritual. A detective/mystery experience, the title has been created using 360 degree stationary imagery and voice dialogue.
Sherlock Holmes – The Wagner Ritual is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of Musgrave Ritual and has players accompany Sherlock Holmes and Mr Watson through the murder/mystery case uncovering clues. Whilst playing, a memory room is available to provide players an insight into the detectives mind, aiding immersion into the story.
Janina Woods from the developer describes on its website: “The experience is designed especially for users new to VR. It is set at a slow pace, allowing users to get familiar with the concept of VR. Through the photo composition, dialogue and 3D audio, it makes them explore the world in all directions. The experience is aimed at all users, who are not mainly interested in games, but still want to see the wonders of VR. It is also a chance to introduce people to VR, who haven’t been interested before, but are attracted by the Sherlock Holmes content.”
The app is free to download now. GearVR.uk will be reporting on any further news and VR projects announced by Ateo in the future.